Gary L. Walter, 58, (Big Dummy) of New Providence, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center following a long illness.
Known by nearly everyone as Big Dummy, he graduated from Pequea Valley High School in 1972.
Big Dummy worked as a bartender at many restaurants in the Lancaster area.
He volunteered with Paradise Leaman Place Fire Company and served as Fire Chief from 1983-1984. Big Dummy was a member of the Ancient Order of Croaking Frogs and the Benner Shoff Post No. 865, American Legion, Christiana.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late J. Daniel and Kathryn (Harris) Walter. He is survived by two brothers, John married to Lois Walter of Pinopolis, SC, and Ronald married to Peg Walter of Lancaster; three sisters, Jane married to Bernard Links of Lewes, DE, Cindy married to John Trout of Paradise and Mitzi married to Tim Headings of East Petersburg and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Big Dummy's life will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 1 until 4 PM at the Paradise Leaman Place Fire Company, 57 Hershey Ave., Paradise, PA 17562.
Bachman Funeral Home Strasburg