Gary High School 1914-1978

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Walter Joseph Ketz

WELCH Walter Joseph Ketz, 82, of Welch, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Born March 19, 1930 in Gary, W.Va., he was the son of the late Anton Ketz and Nevie Boozer Ketz. He was a 1948 graduate of Gary High School and was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Gary. Walter was retired from U.S. Steel Gary No. 2 Cleaning Plant and was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Victoria Ketz; and three brothers, Tony Ketz, Billy Ketz, and Raymond Ketz preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Ketz; two sons, Joe Ketz and Jeff Ketz; one sister, Christine Quattrone and husband, Jim of Princeton; three nephews, Tony Ray Ketz, Michael Quattrone, and Paul Quattrone; three nieces, Lisa Sanders, Theresa Beard, and Tina Quattrone; and special friend and caregiver, Sylvia Wright.

In keeping with Walter's wishes his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Father Paul Wharton officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Park Cemetery in Bluewell. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday.

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Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Ketz family.