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Celebrating the life of
Walter Weed
November 07, 1953 - January 18, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 6:00pm - Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service

May the thoughts of knowing that friends and family share in your grief be of comfort to the Weed family for your loss during these most difficult times. May God’s word and his loyal love comfort you and help you endure “Psalm 119:76” and “2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

Sheila, Berry ,

May God comfort you as Walter enters into the more immediate presence of God! I had the pleasure of knowing and being his classmate from junior high through our graduation from Reading High. Great guy! His life continued to show what a wonderful person, husband and father he was.

Bill Heiser, Bethlehem , PA

We are sorry for your lose. Walter was a very special friend to us! We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Daniel will especially miss Walter by the pool for their regular conversations. Katrina and Danny will especially remember Walter for being so supportive during their development in life.

Daniel, Danny, Katrina & Deborah Bolta, Savannah, Ga.

Walt gave so much of himself to our Savannah swimming community; Our family is thankful to him for sharing his time, inspiration, and stories with us!

Fred and Katie Devyatkin, Savannah, GA

At 5:30am on a cold winter morning I walked onto the pool deck dreading the morning swim workout. But there was Walt, standing behind the swim lanes waving his arms for me to get in. His presence was like a warm blanket that radiated right through the crisp air. As for myself and the hundreds of swimmers before and after me, we dove in. I love you and your family coach Walt. Thank you.

Nicholas James, Savannah, GA

Walt exemplified what it meant to be a great role model and leader. He could not only be the leader that some needed but was able to instill the confidence and skills in others that had the possibility to become leaders themselves. His kindness and compassion shone through everything he did. He will always be an inspiration for me and many others whose lives he touched. You will be truly missed Walt

Kristin McCarthy, Savannah , GA

Walt was such a great father, husband, boss, neighbor, and like a second father to me. He was always in such a great mood and was willing to help people in anyway he could. He was the one that got me my first job and always treated me just like one of his kids. He will be greatly missed by many, but his spirit will always carry on. Love you Weed family.

Zach Waters, Savannah, Georgia

Walt was such a wonderful boss suring my time as head lifeguard at SYC pool- he treated everyone fairly, and as if we were his own kids. Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Walt. May you Rest In Peace ??

Shelly Shand (Christiansen), Charleston, SC

Graduated with Walter. So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for your hearts as you celebrate his life ! May your memories bring smiles through all the tears of sorrow. God Bless You !

Lynn A Vondran, Columbia, Pennsylvania

It was a pleasure to work with and know Walter. What a kind and patient man. He will be missed. Prayers to family.

Beth Grubbs, Savannah,

Alili my heart goes out to you and your Family. I had the pleasure of knowing Walt and working with him over the years on pools and such. Wonderful and generous Man. My condolences. Thank you Walt.

Lew Walker, Savannah, Georgia

I am sorry for your lost. I know that God was waiting for him. He was a wonderful person.God bless all of you.

Terri Burke, Savannah, Georgia

Our most heartfelt sympathy

Sam Pierce, FLEETWOOD, PA

Walt's positive impact on so many lives will continue to resonate in his passing. He was a true inspiration we were fortunate to have known. May his family find peace and comfort knowing his legacy will always carry on.

Pete Igyarto, Rincon, Georgia

condolence and my sympathies to the Weed Family ... may his soul rest eternally

Mayflor Jocson, HK, HK

Walt was our glue and inspiration. He took on coaching the Savannah Masters because we needed him, not because he needed us. Often he took a loss on the lane rentals but I never heard him push anybody for payment - if you showed up in a suit you were welcome in his water. He got up every morning to meet us at 5:30 AM, even when he was confined to a wheel chair. He regaled us with his stories and mocked us because we were half as fit as his 10 year olds. He was everything you could ask for in a friend and leader.

Craig Harney, ,

I am so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. I can't explain how much I respected him; as a coach, and as a friend. I pray for the family's comfort during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Steve Christiansen, Savannah, GA

Savannah - WALTER A WEED, 65, died on 01/18/2019 peacefully at his home under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born 11/07/1953 in New Jersey and lived in Pennsylvania before joining the Navy at 17 years old.

He served in the Navy for well over 20 years, was a medic during the Vietnam War, and was a linguist in several different countries including the Philippines where he met his loving wife, Alili whom he was married to for 35 extraordinary years. After retiring from the Navy, he moved to Savannah, Georgia where he spent the rest of his life as a committed swimming coach to hundreds of children on GCAT and also coached the adult swim team, the Savannah Masters.

Surviving are his wife, Alili Weed of Savannah GA and their children and grandchildren. He has one son that was deceased March 2011 that was previously in the military.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

A Celebration of Walter’s life will be 6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

 

 

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May the thoughts of knowing that friends and family share in your grief be of comfort to the Weed family for your loss during these most difficult times. May God’s word and his loyal love comfort you and help you endure “Psalm 119:76” and “2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

Sheila, Berry ,

Candle tribute lit by The Johnson Family-- Bob, Stacie, Alex and Emily — Georgia

May God comfort you as Walter enters into the more immediate presence of God! I had the pleasure of knowing and being his classmate from junior high through our graduation from Reading High. Great guy! His life continued to show what a wonderful person, husband and father he was.

Bill Heiser, Bethlehem , PA

Candle tribute lit by Ellen, Patrick, Carly (Ryan), Kelsey and Reilly Winters — Georgia

We are sorry for your lose. Walter was a very special friend to us! We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Daniel will especially miss Walter by the pool for their regular conversations. Katrina and Danny will especially remember Walter for being so supportive during their development in life.

Daniel, Danny, Katrina & Deborah Bolta, Savannah, Ga.

Walt gave so much of himself to our Savannah swimming community; Our family is thankful to him for sharing his time, inspiration, and stories with us!

Fred and Katie Devyatkin, Savannah, GA

At 5:30am on a cold winter morning I walked onto the pool deck dreading the morning swim workout. But there was Walt, standing behind the swim lanes waving his arms for me to get in. His presence was like a warm blanket that radiated right through the crisp air. As for myself and the hundreds of swimmers before and after me, we dove in. I love you and your family coach Walt. Thank you.

Nicholas James, Savannah, GA

Walt exemplified what it meant to be a great role model and leader. He could not only be the leader that some needed but was able to instill the confidence and skills in others that had the possibility to become leaders themselves. His kindness and compassion shone through everything he did. He will always be an inspiration for me and many others whose lives he touched. You will be truly missed Walt

Kristin McCarthy, Savannah , GA

Walt was such a great father, husband, boss, neighbor, and like a second father to me. He was always in such a great mood and was willing to help people in anyway he could. He was the one that got me my first job and always treated me just like one of his kids. He will be greatly missed by many, but his spirit will always carry on. Love you Weed family.

Zach Waters, Savannah, Georgia

Walt was such a wonderful boss suring my time as head lifeguard at SYC pool- he treated everyone fairly, and as if we were his own kids. Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Walt. May you Rest In Peace ??

Shelly Shand (Christiansen), Charleston, SC

Graduated with Walter. So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for your hearts as you celebrate his life ! May your memories bring smiles through all the tears of sorrow. God Bless You !

Lynn A Vondran, Columbia, Pennsylvania

It was a pleasure to work with and know Walter. What a kind and patient man. He will be missed. Prayers to family.

Beth Grubbs, Savannah,

Alili my heart goes out to you and your Family. I had the pleasure of knowing Walt and working with him over the years on pools and such. Wonderful and generous Man. My condolences. Thank you Walt.

Lew Walker, Savannah, Georgia

I am sorry for your lost. I know that God was waiting for him. He was a wonderful person.God bless all of you.

Terri Burke, Savannah, Georgia

Our most heartfelt sympathy

Sam Pierce, FLEETWOOD, PA

Walt's positive impact on so many lives will continue to resonate in his passing. He was a true inspiration we were fortunate to have known. May his family find peace and comfort knowing his legacy will always carry on.

Pete Igyarto, Rincon, Georgia

condolence and my sympathies to the Weed Family ... may his soul rest eternally

Mayflor Jocson, HK, HK

Candle tribute lit by Mayflor Jocson — California

Walt was our glue and inspiration. He took on coaching the Savannah Masters because we needed him, not because he needed us. Often he took a loss on the lane rentals but I never heard him push anybody for payment - if you showed up in a suit you were welcome in his water. He got up every morning to meet us at 5:30 AM, even when he was confined to a wheel chair. He regaled us with his stories and mocked us because we were half as fit as his 10 year olds. He was everything you could ask for in a friend and leader.

Craig Harney, ,

I am so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. I can't explain how much I respected him; as a coach, and as a friend. I pray for the family's comfort during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Steve Christiansen, Savannah, GA


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