Walter Russell Kuffer, age 89, of Waterford, died at his home Wednesday evening, November 12, 2014. Born in McKean, PA on March 25, 1925, he was one of eight children of the late Albert and Lillie Zimmer Kuffer.

Kuffer, Walter RussellWalter was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He retired in 1987 after 41 years of employment at Riley Stoker, and he was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Waterford. He had many interests and enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, archery, golf and bowling.

His family includes his wife of 66 years, Hilda Rummel Kuffer; his daughter, Trudy Brown and her husband Gary; a granddaughter, Tanya Krott and her husband Aaron; and two great-grandsons, Mitchell and Dalton. He was preceded in death by his seven siblings – Ted Kuffer, Emile Kuffer, Floyd Kuffer, Hank Kuffer, Helen Sauers Wolf, Gertrude Chwatek, and Elsie Craciun.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Sunday, November 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to attend the funeral service there Monday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Albert Gesler Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church, 930 North High Street, Waterford, PA 16441.