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Walter John Slocum

Posted: January 21, 2014 5:17 p.m.
Updated: January 22, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Beloved husband of Suzanne Powell Slocum departed this earth to be with his maker on October 17th, 2013 in Portland Maine. Walter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts spent most of his life in Massachusetts and adored New England. Walter leaves behind his wife, Suzanne of Camden, S.C. her son Travis of Brooklyn, N.Y., two sons Damien and Derek in California, and a brother Ed in Missouri.

Walter loved mankind and all of God’s creatures, from the small sparrow to every stray cat and particularly the abused and neglected of the animal kingdom. His two favorite kitty buddies were "Sunny his main man and Max," second in command. He made regular donations to the animal shelter and The Salvation Army.

Walter was a kind and generous soul, helping those in need or in want, be it money or a helping hand. Walter became a Mason, and truly believed in Friendship, Morality, and hard work. He established a beautifully designed and decorated Bed and Breakfast called Brewster House in Plymouth Massachusetts enjoyed by many guests from all over. He retired from the U.S. Post Office after 33 years of service. He was a very special provider, always ensuring his family was well taken care of and living a good life. He believed it was his responsibility as a man and as a husband. He did what it took to ensure the right thing was being done. His home always projected his pride on the inside and outside.

Walter was a Patriotic Warrior serving in the U.S. Army Infantry Airborne, 173rd airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War where he was wounded by four enemy rifle rounds cutting short his desire to serve as a career army man. Walter served from 1969 to 1971. Some of Walters awards include as follows: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Marksman Device and Expert Rifleman’s Device.

Walter loved antiques, paintings, Civil War Memorabilia and anything old or related to the military and collected guns, swords, photography and anything militaria. He was well read since childhood enjoying non-fiction literature particularly about George Washington and General Napoleon Bonaparte, He loved participating in Civil War and gun shows throughout New England and the south creating spectacular displays where he established a lifetime of connections and friendships.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Walter’s life, his service to the America he loved, and his devotion to Friends, Family and Loved Ones will be held February 4, 2014 at 4 p.m. at 228 Anns Ct., Sunnyhill, Camden, South Carolina. Come be with us in celebration of 61 years we had Walter to love and cherish.

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