OBITUARY

Walter R. Abrecht Jr.

June 19, 1931October 27, 2011

Walter R. Abrecht, Jr., 80, went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2011 while surrounded by his family. He was born in Frederick, Maryland, the son of the late Walter R. Abrecht, Sr and Margaret Abrecht. Walter served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. His second career was with the Virginia Beach Police Department in the Communications Division retiring with 24 years of service. Walter was preceded in death by his first wife, Doreen A. Abrecht and brother, Franklyn Abrecht. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 42 years, Helen Abrecht, his children; Ruth Gray (Wayne), Ray Greenwood, Jr. (Carol), Debra Goodnoh (Bill), Walter Abrecht, III, (Kathy), Mary Stephenson and Hope Murphy (Kevin), 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Richard, Marian and Francis Abrecht and numerous other loving family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 1 PM with full Military Honors in Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach.

Services

  • Graveside Wednesday, November 2, 2011
REMEMBERING

Walter R. Abrecht Jr.

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Lisa Hall

November 3, 2011

Abe, I will miss you and always remember you with a smile and fond memories of the times you, Gayle and I would go to lunch and the base, your jokes and friendship. Here's to you my friend, a "Rolling Rock" in your honor.

Lisa Hall

November 3, 2011

Abe, I will miss you and always remember you with a smile and fond memories of the times you, Gayle and I would go to lunch and the base, your jokes and friendship. Here's to you my friend, a "Rolling Rock" in your honor.

gayle burnett

November 2, 2011

Abe, so many memories - always our annual trek with Neil to the Raven to see the Blue Angels fly and have a few beers. I spent the majority of my days with you years ago and you were, and always will be, a big part of my life. I will always remember your smile and will miss you deeply.

November 2, 2011

We lived next door to Abe for 11 years.. I will always remember watching him sneak donuts, bologna, left overs, over the fence to my dogs, hearing him quietly call there names and setting 2 plates down by the fence. Your knocking on our door at night letting us know the sheds on fire!! Your memories will always be lasting. and you will forever be missed.. RIP Abe, RIP. The Tompkins Family.. Mark, Lisa , Taylor, Ally and Mercedes..

Jeanette Millirons

November 1, 2011

I am really sorry for your loss. I know he is at peace. I enjoyed the years I worked with Abe in 9-1-1. He was a funny, straight forward and nice person. He will be missed. You all and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope Murphy

November 1, 2011

Jenny McMahon

November 1, 2011

RIP Abe. My thoughts and prayers are with your family members. I think I knew most of them. I went to school with a couple and worked with a couple. Thanks for serving our country. Jenny M.

Gerry Fockler

November 1, 2011

Rest in peace Abe, your shift here is over. Give GOD a hand with communications from heaven. Thank you for your military service. To the Abrecht family, GOD bless you all & grant you peace & comfort in your time of need. Abe will be missed by many. He was a true friend & always was willing to help. I salute him!

Chaplain Don Hipple

November 1, 2011

To all members of Walter. My sincere condolences to each in his passing. I hold many of the members of Walter's family in high esteem. God comfort each in your loss. Chaplain Don Hipple, V.B.P.D.

John Dickenson

November 1, 2011

My wish for the family at a time like this is to cherish the memories and comfort in having Walter around for all these years.
I was a police oficer from 1971-1988 and remember Dispatcher Abrecth very well.
May he rest in peace.