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KENNETH D. WALTERS

Born: Sun., Apr. 2, 1944
Died: Sat., Jul. 18, 2020


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Location: First Congregational Church, Old Greenwich, CT


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Born: April 2, 1944
Died: July 18, 2020

Kenneth D. Walters
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Kenneth Donald Walters died on July 18, 2020 at Yale New Haven Hospital of complications from Covid-19.  He was 76.
Kind hearted and sociable, Ken had a marvelous sense of fun and adventure. All who knew him remember the unique sparkle in his eyes.
Born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 2, 1944, on his mother’s birthday, Ken was the second of three sons of Elzey Walters, Jr. and Virginia Vought Walters formerly of Riverside and Old Greenwich, Connecticut. He was a 1962 graduate of Greenwich High School, attended Nichols College and served two years in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. School and was a champion pole vaulter. He and his brothers learned to ski, in his case expertly, from his namesake uncle, Kenneth Brown Vought and members of the River Hills Ski Club of Stamford, CT.
Ken had a keen interest in the outdoors and was an avid athlete. In his youth he sailed, swam, and shined at tennis at the Riverside Yacht Club. He lettered in football, hockey and track at Greenwich High School.  Ken logged sixty-two skydiving jumps from altitudes up to 13,000 feet. He also completed the 1978 NYC Marathon.
Ken worked in Greenwich and Stamford in sales, tree service, and construction until retiring in 1996 to New Haven where he enjoyed residing at the Parent’s Foundation.  At the West Haven VA Hospital’s Blind Rehabilitation Center, Ken volunteered more than 17,500 hours assisting other veterans, never missing a day -- rain, sleet or snow. He also led a men’s group at his residence where the latest news was vigorously debated.
He is survived by his son, Todd Scofield Walters, daughter, Amy Scofield Walters, and former wife, Sally Scofield Walters, all of Virginia Beach, his younger brother, Craig Vought Walters of Longboat Key, Florida, four nephews, two nieces, and his devoted care manager for 19 years, Roseann Pandolfi of Branford, CT.  Ken was predeceased by his parents and older brother, David E. Walters, Sr. who died in 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s honor can be made to the Greenwich Botanical Center in Cos Cob, CT at https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/.

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