Deceased July 28, 2015

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In Memory

Walt died on July 28, 2015. He grew up in Illinois, graduating from New Trier High School.

After Amherst he became a teacher, following receipt of a master’s in teaching from the National College of Education. Teaching took him to Florida and Hammond, Ind., as well as Illinois. 

Then Walt opted to get a master’s in library science from the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1965. He retired from the Gary, Ind., public library in 1990. Eight years later, he decided to go back full time to the Gary library. On this he reported in our 50th reunion book, “Modern technology has taken over. What a shock.” Walt loved to travel, sometimes with an Amherst alumni group.

John Priesing ’50

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