Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD


Walter Alexander William Wirsching

September 18, 1986June 17, 2019

On June 17,2019, Walter Alexander William Wirsching, born September 18,1986, after a long, hard fought and painful struggle, succumbed to mental health issues and substance abuse disorder. He is survived by his loving parents, Walter G.R. Wirsching and Paulette Tudor Wirsching, and his loving sister, Ariel Wirsching, as well as many relatives and friends for whom he cared deeply. Alex enjoyed writing music and poetry, interacting with his pets and animals of all kinds, hiking, cooking, studying antiquities and precious and semi-precious stones, making jewelry and spending time with his friends and family. The family thanks those who were supportive of him during his struggles.

A funeral and opportunity to share stories and remember Alex will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addiction Connections Resource, 1804 Harford Road, Fallston, MD 21047, Ashley Treatment Center Scholarship Fund, 800 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 or an animal rescue organization of your choice. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com


  • Walter G. R. Wirsching, Father
  • Paulette Tudor Wirsching, Mother
  • Ariel Wirsching, Sister


  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Recceiving of Friends Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Walter Alexander William Wirsching

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Mike Crandell jr

June 26, 2019

Words can not express my sorrow for Alex’s family during this tragic moment. I am incredibly sorry that I wasn’t able to be there to pay my respects and give you my condolences in person. I was in Ashley IOP with Alex. He was always a bright light. Very smart, funny, and an amazing person. I always loved being in group when he was there and I know for a fact that I’m not the only one that thought that. He always made everyone in the room laugh with his jokes and one liners. I know I will miss him very much He was an incredible guy and I am so very sorry for your loss.

Beverly Bentkowski

June 26, 2019

Paulette, Walt,
John and I are so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. He was such sweet little boy, I always enjoyed talking to him at the GBYO and The Baltimore School for the Arts activities when Ariel and Dustin were in youth orchestra and high school. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Beverly Bentkowski

Paula Williams

June 26, 2019

Paulette and Walt,
I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. I know it has been many, many years since the Inmate Grievance Commission, but I still think about you and I remember you always telling us of the latest news on your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I pray you will find comfort from your pain in the days and months to come.
My deepest condolences,
Paula Williams (formerly Paula Saggese)