BANGOR and BREWER – Walter L. Bolster, 97, died Oct. 4, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Halifax, N.B., Canada, the son of the Rev. George F. and Amy D. (Parlee) Bolster.
Walter graduated from Brewer High School. He was a life member of I.O.O.F., past Noble Grand I.O.O.F., and former assistant Boy’s Work Secretary Bangor YMCA. Walter held several offices at Essex Street Baptist Church, Bangor, Church President, Board of Deacons, Sunday School Teacher, and member of the choir. He was also Past President American Baptist Men of Maine. Walter was employed by R. B. Dunning Co., before retiring.
Walter is survived by three nieces, Debbie Thompson of Carmel, Becky Saunders of Ohio, and Cherrie Watson of Brewer; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur Bolster and Gordon Bolster.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.