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Obituary: William Robert “Bill” Walberg

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Oct. 21, 2015

William Robert “Bill” Walberg, 65, of Sleepy Creek Lane, Smithburg, Maryland, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home.

Born Oct. 29, 1949, in Superior, Wisconsin, he was the son of Germaine V. (Missinne) Walberg of Ocoee, Florida, and the late Robert Edward Walberg.

He was a graduate of Ocoee High School, Florida State University and received his master’s degree from Florida Institute and College of Technology.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam era, reaching the rank of captain.

Bill was a life member of the NRA, Mercersburg Rod and Gun Club and FKD Sportsman Club, where he served as treasurer for 25 years. He was also a member of Waynesboro Fish and Game Club.

He was a systems analysis at Fort Ritchie until the closure of the base and transferred to Letterkenny Army Depot until he retired in 2005 after serving more than 30 years.

Bill is survived by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Mary (Picco) Walberg, whom he married Dec. 27, 1973; one daughter, Catherine Mary “Katie” Walberg and husband, Scott Ellison, of Smithsburg; two sons, Jerry Alan Walberg and wife, Jessica, of Smithsburg, and Andrew Michael Walberg and wife, Erin, of Smithsburg; one brother, Jerry Alan Walberg and wife, Connie, of Tallahassee, Florida; and grandchildren, Tristan Walberg, Wyatt Walberg and Emree Walberg.

A memorial service was held at noon Friday, July 31, at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Father Michael Seger and Pastor Travis Neumann officiating. The family received friends from 10 a.m. to noon before the service.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Bill to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, Maryland 21742.