• Born: December 4, 1953
  • Died: December 8, 2021
  • Location: Overbrook, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family


Walter J. "Walt", age 68, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Dec. 8, 2021. Walter was born in Moro D'oro, Abruzzo, Italy. He was
the son of the late Nicolo and Gloria (DeMarco). His family immigrated to the United States in 1956 where they settled in the 49th street section
of Philadelphia, then later Overbrook. Walter was a skilled bricklayer who was proud of his craft for over 40 years. He worked for many contractors and Union Local 1. Walter was known for his outgoing, gregarious personality. He could always be found smiling, laughing and singing. Walter was also known
for his love of The Beatles.

Survived by his devoted wife of 37 yrs. Joanne (nee D'Alesandro), his son Walter (fiancé Valarie), his grandson Joseph, his brothers Nicolo and
Frank, his sisters Gloria (Anthony) Mari and Cristina (Joseph) DiTommaso, his sister and brother in-laws Rosemarie, Mike, Janet and Mark , many
cousins, nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his brother Maurizio "Morris".

Relatives & friends are invited to his Viewing Tuesday Evening 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday Morning 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. at The D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall, 2811 West Chester Pike 19008 and Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. in the Main Chapel. Interment S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Walter's name would be appreciated to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at the link below:


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sad to hear of Walt's passing. We had a lot of fun times at the Overbrook Club. His laugh is something I will always remember. Sending prayers to the family.

Posted by Donna Aquilino - Broomall, PA - Friend   December 15, 2021

My condolences to the family.May God comfort and strengthen you.

Posted by Sharon Brown    December 15, 2021

Rest In Peace

Posted by Dan Bonner - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 12, 2021

RIP May God Keep You In His Loving Care❤

Posted by Dianne Antonucci - Upper Darby, PA   December 11, 2021

We live in the same neighborhood for many many years and it was just a wave or a halo between you and I until the wedding last year when we got to hang out a little bit and talk. Wish I would’ve gotten to know you better you seem like you were really nice guy. Anyways, my 49th St. friend rest in peace with the Angels in the bosom of Christ

Posted by Frank Corbi - Philadelphia, PA - neighbor   December 11, 2021

RIP old friend .

Posted by Joe Ferkler - Venice, FL - Friend   December 11, 2021

The old gang !!!

Posted by Dan Bonner - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021

To the Marziani family:
We knew Walter very well. He was always so handsome. Very
well liked too.
They lived up the street from us on 51st St. We were so sorry
to hear of his passing, and send our deepest condolences and prayers
for the family. RIP Walter.

Posted by Diane & Bob DiSantis/Broomall - Ridley Park, PA - Neighbor   December 10, 2021

It is with deep sadness that I read about Walt's passing. He was always the nicest guy with a huge smile on his face. May he rest peacefully in the loving arms of God.

Posted by Nancy Bonner - North Wildwood, NJ - Friend   December 10, 2021


Dear Walt, Val, and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about your dad, Walt. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Sending love and strength.

Posted by Germaine DePiano - Broomall, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021


I will truly miss my friend. Walt and I met when we're around 11 years old. He was doing a wheelie. I was standing on Dukes corner. From that day on we became friends. He a great Dad Husband and Friend.

Rest In Peace. God Bless.

Your friend ,

Dan Bonner

Posted by Dan Bonner - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021

I will truly miss my dear friend. He was a great guy husband father. Walt and I met when we were 11 years old. May you Rest In Peace. God bless you.

Your friend,

Dan Bonner

Posted by Dan Bonner - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021


Posted by Bonner - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Walt. Another boyhood friend gone. Walt always a a great smile and a great laugh. A great husband and father and he was great at what he did best Bricklaying. May he rest in peace. My prayers are for Joanne and his family.

Posted by Paul Bachetti - Broomall, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021

Joanne and Walter you have my prayers for this great loss. Always remember his smile and laugh and love of the Beatles. Maiale family

Posted by JoAnn Maiale - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   December 10, 2021

Joanne and Walter and family, Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. Walt was a wonderful , fun, carefree person who always made everyone laugh. May he Rest In Peace in the hands of our Lord.

Posted by Theresa Cieri - Havertown,, PA - Friend   December 10, 2021

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The old gang !!!