Walter Adolph Ast Jr.

September 7, 1940May 13, 2013
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Walter Adolph Ast, Jr. September 7, 1940 - May 13, 2013

Walt A. Ast Jr. age 72, unexpectedly suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away on May 13, 2013 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Walt was born a first generation American, of Swiss decent, on September 7, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois.

Walt graduated from West Chicago High School in 1958. After graduation he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany where he served for three years. He then went on to attend the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

While attending college Walt married his beloved wife Evelyn (Gorman) in 1964, and in 1967 they were blessed with their first daughter, Suzanne. In 1968 Walt was hired by Hewlett Packard and the family moved to Colorado Springs, in 1973 their second daughter Holly was born.

After 34 years with H.P./Agilent Technologies Walt retired. He then worked as a courier for FedEx Kinko's for 5 years and fully retired in 2009.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents Walter Adolph Ast, Sr. and Noelie Ast, and younger sister, Estelle Stinchcomb.

Walt leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years Evelyn Ast, daughters Holly Ast, Suzanne Byrkit, son-in-law Jerry Byrkit, and his nieces and nephews.

A celebration to honor Walt's life will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00am at Swan Law Funeral Directors Chapel, 501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

A dear and loving husband, father, and friend will be sorely missed by one and all. We love you Walt.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 25, 2013

Walter Adolph Ast Jr.

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Frank Leri

June 4, 2013

Worked and traveled with Walt, and he was
superior in his job and as a traveling

June 2, 2013

Walt was the best mentor this young new hire could have asked for back in the heyday of HP Manufacturing. I carry his trusting, guiding imprint with me still, as I coach another couple of new hires forward. - Jerry L

Judy Kautz

May 24, 2013

Walt's untimely death shows that we should never put things off. We had hoped to get together one of these days for lunch and to catch up. I've known Walt since Jr. High and we graduated high school together. He was a really good guy that left us much too soon.

Dawn Eiber-Thurmond

May 21, 2013

To one of my very favorite guys:

Love you and miss you Walt. I hope you and my sweet Dad are up there sharing a cocktail and talking about the old HP days!

Katherine Smit

May 21, 2013

Walt was a wonderful & loving Uncle who will be sorely missed...


May 20, 2013

Good-bye old friend. I already miss you mightily.

Jim Hines

May 19, 2013

I worked with Walt for many years at H-P and liked him tremendously. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Walt.