George R. Walter, 87, a retired insurance executive and lifelong Washingtonian, died Oct.
17 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Walter graduated from Western High School in 1936 and received his
undergraduate degree in political science and economics from George Washington
University in 1940.
During World War II, he served in the Army and was responsible for personnel and
materiel movements for the India-Burma theater. His decorations included the Bronze
He received his law degree from Harvard University in 1947 and joined Acacia Mutual
Life Insurance Co. as a lawyer. He retired as senior executive vice president in 1981.
Mr. Walter was a member of Kiwanis, Columbia Country Club and Westmoreland
Congregational United Church of Christ, where he often served as usher and held
He had a passion for growing tomatoes and beans and baking bread.
A daughter, Betty Jane Walter, died in 1973.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Edith B. Walter of Washington; and a daughter,
Anne Walter of Northfield, Minn.