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Walter Fanton

June 17, 1942 — January 25, 2022

CMDCM (SW) Walter A Fanton USN (RET) 79 passed away January 25, 2022. He was born June 17, 1942, in Wellsville NY to Clifford and Shirley Fanton. Grew up in the Buffalo area till joining the Navy in 1959.

Walt proudly served our country in the Navy for 30 years. He happily gave his all to the following sets of orders.

June 59- Dec 59     RTC/NTCGREATLAKES.ILL

Jan 60-JULY 62      USS BENNINGTON (CVE-20)

Aug 62-OCT 63        NAVSTAARGENTIA NFLD.

OCT 63-MAY 64       COMBARFORLANTSTAFF

MAY 64-DEC 65      NAVSUBBASE.NEW LONDON. CONN

MAR 66-MAY 67      USS WILLIAM M WOOD (DD-715)

AUG 67-AUG 68      PBR RIVER SECTION 533

OCT 68-MAY 70       USS NEWMAN K PERRY (DD-883)

MAY 70-JAN 72        USS HARTLEY (DE-1029)

MAR 72-FEB 74       NAVCORCOURSCEN. SCOTIA. NY

FEB 74- NOV 75     NAVEDTRAPRODEVCEN. PNCLA.FL

NOV 75- NOV 78     USS SANTA BARBARA (AE- 28)

DEC 78-FEB 81      NROTC UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER NY

MAR 81-AUG 84     USS FAHRION (FFG-22)

AUG 84-MAY 87      NROTCJACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

MAY 87-JULY 89     USS VREELAND (FF-1068

Retirement 89         MAYPORT, FL

Upon retiring from the Navy Walt continued his service to the military and its members thru the Dept of Labor as an advocate for veteran's re-employment rights and finding business's that could hire veterans with many different skills.

Walt is survived by his son Dale (Lori) and Daughter Michelle (Wes) 3 grandsons,4grand-daughtersand 1 great- grandson and 1 great- granddaughter.

We shall all remember him with PRIDE and HONOR.

Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Feb.5 2022 at 11AM at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, 3600 3rd St South. Jacksonville Beach Fl. 904-249-1100.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville FL 32218. If you plan to attend, please arrive 20-30 minutes early as there will be a short procession to the ceremony area.

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

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Graveside Service

Friday, July 29, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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