Wal­ter R. “Freight Train” Cather

Cecil Whig - - & -

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.

CATHER

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