Walter Stroud

Walter Channing Stroud

Wednesday, October 4th, 1944 - Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Walter Channing Stroud, 74, of Manlius passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born in Detroit, MI and received his Bachelor of Science degree from NY State College of Forestry and his Masters degree in Education from Syracuse University. He later graduated from the NYS Police Academy at Onondaga Community College. Walter retired in 2004 from Cazenovia School District where he was a science teacher. He retired as a seasonal State Park Police Officer in 2000. He also taught Adult Education computer classes at local schools.

Walter was a member of the Manlius United Methodist Church, was a Boy Scout Leader, Little League Coach and avid canoer, kayaker, camper and hiker.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Edith Sweltz Stroud on September 8, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Holly Tifft and grandchildren, Danielle, Andrew and Nicholas; and son, Christopher and his wife, Elizabeth and grandson, Gavin.

Family and friends may call from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on Friday, December 21 at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd., Manlius. The funeral will follow the calling hours at 7:00 pm at the Manlius United Methodist Church, corner of Pleasant and Wesley Streets, Manlius. Burial will be at Noon on Saturday in Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples, New York.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPCA of CNY, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse, New York 13211.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
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  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 7:00pm
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 7:00pm
    Manlius United Methodist Church
    111 Wesley Street
    Manlius, New York 13104
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  • Interment

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 12:00pm
    Rose Ridge Cemetery
    Naples, New York


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Kenneth Dapson

Posted at 10:32am
Chris & Holly - I worked with Walt with the State Park Police at Green Lakes. It was a genuine pleasure every time I got to work around Walt. I am in shock from his passing. I cannot begin to tell you how many people he helped with his vast knowledge. He always left the public smiling when he finished helping them. He always had a story to tell. I can still hear him talking about his last canoe trip he had taken. He was a very gifted man. He’s been called home and so he went. He’ll be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you.
Ken Dapson -Retired NYS Park Police.

Tom Preville

Posted at 11:22pm
I am so sorry to hear of Walt’s passing. He and Edie were wonderful people, they always had a kind word and a great story when I would see them. From my family to yours, we send our thoughts, love and prayers to you all.

Posted at 05:34pm
We are very sad to hear of your parents passing. Rembering them and you.
Doris and Richard Skinner

Rob Fredericks

Posted at 03:19pm
Walt & Edie left us so quickly. Walt meant a great deal to me, as both a teaching colleague at Cazenovia, a good friend and fellow camper for the past 17 years. His encouragement led me to continue on as a scout leader in Troop 369 long after my son got his eagle rank and left for college. I'll miss our Friday afternoon "discussions" at Mulligans and we will sorely miss Walt's & Edie's smiling faces the annual Christmas get together. Chris and Holly, we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers that you heal from your loss. Rob & Gina Fredericks

Posted at 07:41am
Dear Chris and Holly,

I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was my second father growing up and I have so many cherished childhood memories. His guidance and experiences that he provided for me during those key boyhood years have shaped the person I am today.

I fondly remember waking up on your family room couch to the sounds of the oldies playing on the radio while your father cooked eggs and bacon for us. I remember our canoe trips with our fathers on the crystal-clear water of the Oswegatchie river, and cooking the best steak I have ever eaten over a campfire in what felt like the vast wilderness. I still have the first kite I’ve ever had that your father helped me buy, and still fly it with my kids today! Whenever we greeted each other your father would cross his arms and grasp my hands and together we would jump with glee!

As you likely recall my own father was not an outdoorsman; I’m surprised that he even knew how to cut the grass. Your father opened my eyes to the outdoor natural world, and he instilled in me the ability to share these wonderful experiences with my own children; I am forever grateful.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Mike Schwartz

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