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Walter Russell Kephart, age 63, of Meadville passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on January 27, 1954 in Clearfield, PA the son of the late Norman Kephart and Louisa Frain Kephart. Walter married Ruth Haas on December 6, 1975. She survives.
Walter attended Dubois Area Senior High School. Walter would go on to work at Advanced Cast Products for 42 years. He was a member of the Emmanuel Community Church in Meadville. Walter enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, watching Steelers games, bald eagles, being with his family and friends, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Walter is survived by his wife of 41 years: Ruth Kephart of Springboro, three daughters: Ruth Kephart of Meadville, Diana Hill of Meadville, Mary Kephart and her significant other Dan Conn of Greenville, four grandchildren: Joey Wiley, Brandon Sterling, Leann Sterling, and Payton Hill, four sisters: Louisa Kephart of Meadville, Emma Smouse of Meadville, Joyce Kephart of Conneaut Lake, and Darlene Hollabaugh of Conneaut Lake, four brothers: Stanley Kephart of Cochranton, Dave Kephart of Springboro, George Kephart of Cochranton, and Bill Kephart of Springboro. Walter is further survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by three brothers: Harry Kephart, James Kephart, and Louie Kephart.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11 AM at the Emmanuel Community Church, 30 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335.
Please take a moment and sign Walter's online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hathaway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335.
Published on August 17, 2017
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