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Walter J. "Bucky" Shimp

Obituary for Walter J. "Bucky" Shimp

March 17, 2021
Yardley, Pennsylvania

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Walter "Buck" Shimp 73 died on March 17, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous two-year battle against esophageal cancer. Buck is preceded in death by his son Brian, his parents Jean and George Serafine. He is survived by Bernadette, his wife of 53 years. Sons Patrick (Meredith), Mark (Gabrielle), Tony (Karen). Daughters Mary (Ron) and Katrina (Matt). His Brother Robert (Kathy) and his sister Rosemarie. Buck was a loving and devoted Grandfather to Kevin, Samantha, Kristy, Josh, Zoefia, Jolene, Kylee, Brian, Lola, Grace and Maddie.
 
Buck was a member of many organizations. Yardley-Makefield Fire Company, Knights of Pythias Lodge #335, National Wild Turkey Federation, Yardley Legion post #317 and Conestoga Rod and Gun Club. He loved hunting and fishing, especially spring turkey season.
Buck was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. He served on the USS Forrestal and with Submarine Squadron Six on the USS Spear. He spent 3 years and 2 months at sea during his 4-year enlistment.
 
Always a hardworking man Buck was 71 years old when he retired from his job as a Federal Fire and Arson Inspector at Lakehurst Naval Base. Buck truly enjoyed working with all the guys at the firehouse, especially his hunting buddy Captain Lenny Dotson. In addition to his federal job, Buck was a Deputy Conservation Officer and Hunter Education Instructor for many years.
 
Relatives and Friends are invited to Buck's viewing Wednesday March 24th from 4 to 8 pm at the Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Washington and Lincoln Avenues, Newtown, PA and to his Mass of Christian Burial 11 am at St Ignatius R.C. Church Reading Avenue, Yardley. Internment will follow mass in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children or Tunnel to Towers Foundation would be appreciated by the family.c

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