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Walter Messick

August 31, 1932 - December 12, 2022

U.S. Veteran

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Walter Messick, of Scranton, passed away Monday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore, undoubtedly leaving this world a better place than it was before he was born. He was 90 years old.
Raised in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and born on August 31, 1932, Walter was the son of the late John and Stella Messick. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and, upon his honorable discharge, attended Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He then returned to Delaware where he worked as a Treasurer for the Wilmington Trust Co. for two decades. He moved to the Lehigh Valley, settling in Allentown, while serving as district manager for several mini market chains. He moved to Scranton where he met his loving wife of 30 years, Sandra (Coolbaugh) Messick.
Upon retirement, Walter remained quite busy. He was the bartender at the 606 Social Club in South Scranton, where he was also a longtime member, and he was also a longtime delivery driver for Tuxedos by Sarno and Sons.
Walter was an explorer at heart. He enjoyed traveling, had plenty of hobbies and was constantly on the move. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, bowling and rooting for both the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. He loved his family, especially his son Chuck who will carry his Dad’s legacy on so well.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; his son, Charles “Chuck” Messick and longtime companion Michelle Agresta of Wilmington, DE; step-daughters, Donna Durkin and husband Bill of Coconut Creek, FL., and Denise Collins and husband Mark of Scranton; two grandchildren, Lauren Noone and husband Ryan of Pittsburgh and Morgan Collins of Scranton; two great grandchildren, Baker and Henderson Noone; and many nieces and nephews. One of thirteen Messick siblings, Walter was the last of his brothers and sisters to pass away.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.