Walter J. Crystal, age 90 of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Broadmeadow Cadia, Middletown.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Sadie and Joseph Crystal. Walter served his country proudly in the US Army during WWII. He retired in 1983 from Delmarva Power after 30 years, where he was an Electrical Fieldman. He enjoyed playing poker at the casinos in Atlantic City and at Delaware Park.

Walter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra (Anderson) Crystal; a daughter, Leigh Lentz and her husband Mikael; 2 grandsons, Mikael Walter and Noah Eric; a sister, Lillian Bove; sister in law, Mary Crystal and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Joseph and Harry.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 13, at 11am, at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2200 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, where friends may call after 10am. Burial will be in adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Walter’s name to your favorite charity.

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