East Rochester, NY: September 28, 1944-June 19, 2020.
Walter is predeceased by parents, Frank Rivers and Berthener Dixon Rivers; siblings, Jessie, James, Annie, Denise and Sue. Survived by the love of his life, Paula Ludwig; brothers, John, Bobby, Mike, Donald and sister, Mary. Also survived by Patty Pullano, Pam Urzetta, Tony Mandile; Children, Walter, Jr. (Lynnanne), Jacqueline, Adrian, Stephen, Rosemary Ludwig, Daniel Ludwig. Grandchildren, Tyeena, Donovan, Kaiden, and Katie, Austin and Ashley Ludwig.
Walter is also survived by many friends, nieces, nephews, and the wonderful neighbors of West Ivy Street. Although Walter jokingly quipped “Get out of my driveway”, he invited everyone to sit and chat a while in one of his favorite rocking chairs. The family would like to acknowledge the tender care at RGH from the staff on 5500, the Chaplains, and Lifetime Care Hospice. Walter was a former Chase employee, an avid golfer and softball player, and a 2015 inductee into the Rochester Softball Hall of Fame.
Donations in Walter’s memory may be made to the Association for the Blind and Visually impaired (ABVI) or to the charity of your choice. You’re invited to pay your respects to the family on Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at 240 West Ivy Street, East Rochester, NY. Private interment.