OBIT: Walter L. Visinsky Jr.
|Walter L. Visinsky Jr.|
WALTER L. VISINSKY, JR. Husband, Father, Brother, Friend. Walt is survived by his wife, Linda, daughters Monica and Jessica, siblings John, Susan, Marianne, Bill and Jean, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Agnes Mae, father Walter Sr., and sister Cathy.
Born in Houston, Texas, Walt grew up with his 6 brothers and sisters. During his youth, he was involved in sports, his church, and was valedictorian at St. Thomas High School. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1967 and married Linda Gerace that same year. Throughout his life, Walt extended his education with numerous degrees, including a Masters from Rice University and a MBA from the University of Texas. His daughter Monica was born in 1968 and daughter Jessica in 1976. He continued his love of baseball by coaching a team at SHAPE, Belgium and leading them to a European Championship in 1979.
Walt was a loving husband and a supportive father with a unique sense of humor and great intellect. He could beat anyone at Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble and loved crossword puzzles and Sudoko. Walt's generosity was abundant and extended to many charities, his alma maters, and others in need. He was an excellent leader, hard working and committed to his job and his people. He was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be sorely missed.
A visitation will be held 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2007 with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2007, all will be held at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2007 at United States Air Force Academy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Apostles Catholic Church, or the Association of Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2/7/2007.