Walter H. Tenschert, hardworking individual

December 22, 2017

Walter H Tenschert, 81, passed suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, after a brief illness. Walter was born in Loudonville, Ohio, July 9, 1936.

Walt and Zeke, as many knew him, retired from teaching at the Fairfax County (Va.) School District. During the time as teacher, he also held a part-time position with the Humane Society of the U.S. in Washington, D.C. He then continued working full time with the HSUS until moving permanently to Rehoboth Beach. Walt eventually was employed as a surveyor, and then as a seasonal parking enforcement officer with the City of Rehoboth Beach. He subsequently took a position with the Delaware River and Bay Authority in Lewes, where he remained until his untimely death. His military service included four years of active duty in the U.S. Army, and he was honorably discharged. Walt was a member of American Legion Post 5 in Rehoboth Beach.

Walt was a hardworking individual all of his life, and during his casual time away from employment, he enjoyed going on cruises with his friends. His journeys took him to many countries. He loved classical music and enjoyed spending time with his many friends at Rigby’s in Rehoboth Beach.

Walt was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Louwilda Tenschert; as well as his brother Joe. He is survived by his sister Martha (Alan) Carson of Columbus, Ohio; his sister-in-law, Barbara Tenschert of Loudonville; nephews Tom (Karen) Tenschert of Waynesville Mo., and Jeff Campbell of Ashland, Ohio; and a niece, Marcia Carson of Columbus; as well as his very dear friends in the Rehoboth Beach area.

Per Walt's wishes all services will be private at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life in Walt's memory will take place at a later time in Rehoboth.

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