Walter R. “Freight Train” Cather
Walter R. “Freight Train” Cather, 65, of Port Deposit, passed away on June 3, 2016 following a complicated illness. He spent a career working for the federal government, first as a firefighter at Bainbridge Naval Training Center, then as a maintenance technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He was also a longtime member of the Water Witch Fire Company, having served as an ambulance officer and Assistant Fire Chief. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen M. Cather, and two sisters, Dawn H. and Melody J. Cather. He is survived by many cousins and friends. Services will be private. that created holiday decorations for the church. She was a longtime member of the All Seasons Garden Club, frequently sharing her flower arranging talent with the members. She also enjoyed being a member of the North East Women’s Civic Association. Her love of flowers and gardening was especially evident at her home where she had an extensive daffodil garden. She also enjoyed playing bridge and entertaining friends in her home.
Because of her husband’s interest, she traveled extensively, choosing destinations for their natural beauty and bird watching.
Jane is survived by her three children: Robert Hickman Gant (Candy Davis), Susan Gant Harris (James Dick Harris), and William Stewart Gant (Nancy Fay); six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert E. Hickman.
Memorial service, conducted by Father John Schaeffer, will be held at St. Mary Anne’s Church on Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Mary Anne’s Church, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901.
For condolences, please visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com.