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Lois L. Walter, age 92, of Baytown, TX, formerly of Port Washington, New York, passed away Nov. 1, 2004. Born in Brooklyn, March 30, 1912, to the late Jerome and Mary (Brown) Lewthwaite, Lois was 7 when her family moved to Port Washington where she lived for most of the next 80 years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 60 years, Theodore F. Walter and by her brother, Gordon J. Lewthwaite. She is survived by her children Theodore F. Walter, Jr., (Joan) of Greenlawn, NY, Donald L. Walter (Marge) of Fayetteville, NC, Elizabeth W. Yenetchi, (George) of Baytown, TX, Stuart S. Walter of Holbrook and Janice S. Slakter (Jeffrey) of Highland Park, Tx; her sister, Carol L. Lockard, of East Hartford, CT; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lois graduated Middlebury College in Vermont in 1933 earning a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She qualified as a Registered Dietitian at St. Katherine's Hospital in New York City. She married Ted, on Aug. 5, 1939. They lived in Atlanta, GA, until the outbreak of WW II. Lois was Chief Therapeutic Dietitian at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn until her retirement in 1983.

A life long Methodist, Lois met Ted at the Methodist Campground in Jamesport, New York, when she was 14. They were very active in the First United Methodist Church of Port Washington. Lois was an avid reader and loved cooking, crocheting, boating and most of all, her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Arrangements are entrusted to L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors, Baytown (281.839.0700). If you would like to view the obituary or send an online tribute to the family visit, www.lacrespofunerals.com <http://www.lacrespofunerals.com/>.

John H. O'Donnell, 77, of Mt. Pocano, PA, formerly of Port Washington, died on Nov. 1, 2004. John was preceded in death by his wife Florence. He is survived by his son Thomas; his stepdaughter Lisa; and three grandchildren. John was the owner of Cromwell Hardware of Port Washington. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Jules Esposito, a long time resident of Sands Point, recently passed away. He was 87. He was a graduate of NYU and Drexel Engineering. He was an aerospace engineer and had been involved in many government defense projects including the NASA Space Program. His is survived by his wife Mildred and son, Robert. Services were private. Alice Hall Barth, 78, of Gulf Breeze, FL, a native of Port Washington, died on Nov. 1, 2004. She is survived by her son William A. (Bill) (Karen); her brothers Arnold Hall (Joan) and Phillip Hall (Marilyn); her grandchildren, Sandra, James and Jason; and great-grandchildren, Robert and Gabrielle. Allyce was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Washington and a lifetime member of the Women's Auxiliary Protection Fire Engine Company #1. She was retired from Publisher's Clearing House. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Lewis Funeral Home, Navarre, FL. Interment Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

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