Walter Robert Gries of Jeffersonville, NY a retired employee of the New York State Department of Transportation ,died on Thursday February 21, 2019 at his home he was 78. The son of the late Russell H. and Viola Beatrice Weber Gries, he was born on June 25,1940 in Damascus, Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by his wife Rose Walton Gries.
Walt was a longtime caretaker at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon. He came from a large family, there were seventeen children in all.
He is survived by his siblings; Harold Gries of Damascus, PA, Alice Turner and Rosemary Bayly of Honesdale, PA, Gloria Kramer of Seattle, WA, Joyce Fuchs of Winterhaven, FL, Lena Glossenger of Bethany, PA, and Allen Gries of Lakeland, FL. By his stepchildren Mark Walton and his wife Charlene of Jeffersonville, Michael Walton and his wife Heather of Virginia Beach, VA and Russell Walton of Swan Lake and by several nieces and nephews.
Walt was predeceased by his daughter Cindy Adams and by his granddaughter Kristina Adams and by his siblings : Leroy, Charles, George, Russell, Vernon, Gerald and Howard Gries and by Alma Hitty, and Helen Wilcox.
Friends may call on Monday February 25,2019 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at Stewart-Murphy Funeral home Jeffersonville, NY. Interment will be in the spring at Hillside Cemetery Damascus, PA..
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home Jeffersonville, NY 845-482-4280. To send condolences or for directions please visitstewartmurphyfh.com