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Walter Vincent Morey
  • April 01, 1934
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  • December 03, 2017

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Walter V. Morey, Jr., 83, of The Villages, FL passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The Villages Hospice House with his loving wife Liz at his side.  He was born April 1, 1934 in Milford, Massachusetts to the late Walter V. Morey, Sr. and Dorothy (Shirland) Morey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, adopted daughter Roswitha Gugliemi, and his sister Ellen Morey.

Walter served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.  Serving as Company Clerk, he often referred to himself the “Radar O’Riley” of his unit.

Walter moved to Florida in 1984 to escape the New England winters.  He met and married Liz, the love of his life in 1987. They were privileged to raise grandson Peter, who was Walter’s pride and joy, as their very own son from age 4.

Walter spent his lifetime in the construction industry, beginning as an electrician In Milford, Massachusetts.  After moving to Florida, he was employed by Sarasota County Government, beginning first as an electrical inspector, then as building plans examiner and eventually retiring as the Building Code Official in 2004.  Walter remained active as a building code consultant, taught continuing education for the construction industry and served as director of homeowners’ associations.

Walter and Liz moved to The Villages in 2007 enjoying the lifestyle and making new friends who became their extended family.  He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages where he was part of the worship server team and felt honored to be a communion server for as long as he was able.

Walter is survived by his wife Liz, daughters Patricia Salvatori (Anthony) and Susan Hollabaugh (Scott), a son, a very special grandson Rev. Peter Morey, Jr. (Megan), step-sons John Wellslager (Chris) and Steven Wellslager (Trina), 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m.  Online condolences may be made to the family at BaldwinCremation.com

Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice-The Villages Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162 or Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL 32162.


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  1. Maurice Andersen says:
    20 Dec 2017
    Walt and I served on The Arc committee while he was at Heritage Oaks.He was missed when he left. His knowledge of the construction industry and working with Sarasota County was a great help. Not a nicer person you couls find to work with. Maury and Bev Andersen Sarasota Fl.

  2. Karen and Frank Ingrassia says:
    20 Dec 2017
    Sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Fond memories of Petey, Liz and Walter in Sarasota during your time here, and at Ascension Lutheran church. We will keep you all in our prayers. God Bless.

  3. kathleen schneider says:
    14 Dec 2017
    I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. As an attorney with Sarasota County Government, I worked with Walter in his capacity with the Planning Department and worked with his wife Liz, who was a secretary/office manager in our office. Lux and Walter were devoted to each other and to their grandson Peter. Walter was the consummate professional with impeccable ethics. My sincere condolences to Liz and the rest of Walter"s family. Kathi Schneider

  4. Patti Fige says:
    12 Dec 2017
    With my deepest sadness for the loss of such a wonderful man! 2000, I worked with Walter at Sarasota County as a Building Inspector and was promoted by Walter, the Building Official, to a Plans Examiner! What a great person to work for, kind, caring and always smiled. Sending my condolences to Liz and family

  5. Herman and Jan Stauffer lit a candle:
    12 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 12, 2017 at 12:54:01 AM

  6. Trina Wellslager lit a candle:
    12 Dec 2017
    Lit since December 12, 2017 at 12:36:40 AM

  7. Cheryl Swenney says:
    12 Dec 2017
    My deepest condolences to Liz and family. I had the pleasure of working for Walter at Sarasota County Building Department. He was a wonderful man and supervisor. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you.

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