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Walter L. Champlin

Born: Sun., Jun. 6, 1937
Died: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 05, 2018
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Mon., Nov. 05, 2018
Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery

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Walter L. Champlin, 81, of Mesa, AZ  passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on June 6, 1937 in Endicott, New York, a son of Walter Ray & Mabel Terry Champlin.  Walter was a devoted husband, father and papa.  He served with the United States Marine Corps. from 1955 to 1959 as a military policeman. Walter loved to hunt and spend time with his family.  He was a man of few words, but showed love in his own silent way.  Walter loved his wife and spending time with her more than anything.

     Walter is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Donna, who will miss him forever; two sons, Walter L. & Mary Champlin, Jr., Camden NY, Jeffrey & Brenda Champlin, Wylie, TX; one daughter, Cathy & Timothy Mesa, AZ; a sister Gail (Joy) Abernathy, Catasauqua, PA. He was a loving grandfather of five grandsons: Corey Mock, Jessie Mock, Joshua Mock, Andrew Champlin and Marty Findlay; three granddaughters: Brandy Ekelman, Michelle McCusker and Alissa Champlin; and 17 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Leilani Champlin on May 4, 1979 and granddaughter, Jessica Champlin on November 1, 2001.

     Graveside services will be held following calling hours, Monday, November 5, 2018 from the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden, NY under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc. Calling hours will be held from 10:00 A.M. until Noon from the funeral home, 109 Main St., Camden, NY.

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