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Updated: 02/07/2014 08:00:01AM

Walter R. Schlicht

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Mr. Walter R. Schlicht, 82, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Pittsburg, N.H., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home in Florida, after a long period of failing health.

He was born May 30, 1931, in Union City, N.J., the only child of Walter M. and Matilda A. (nee Luhmann) Schlicht.

He served with honor in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the Air Force.

Walter leaves behind his sister-in-law, Lois Gebhardt of Charlottesville, Va. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret, in 2013; and his parents.

Calling hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook, N.H. Locally, the family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church in Punta Gorda, followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Dana Narring officiating. An interment service with military honors will take place later in the spring at Pittsburg Hollow Cemetery in New Hampshire.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Schlicht may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church, 4005 Palm Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to

Arrangements are by Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home, Colebrook.

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