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Walter S. Wydro


Walter S. Wydro, went to meet our Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. He was born January 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter Alicia Ann Wydro Huttenlock (Frank), his grandchildren Nathaniel Martin Thorne of Tampa, Florida; and Captain Zachary Robert Thorne and his wife Alison Mare Thorne, of Phoenix City, Alabama; and Matthew Wydro of California, and his sister Dolores Brand, Florida.

He is preceded in death by Wife Anna Mae Wydro.

Walt was a graduate of Frankford High school in Philadelphia. After school he went to work at Philco, in Croydon, Pennsylvania, while attending Drexel University at night, earning his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. He was drafted in 1954, serving his country as a Private First Class, during the Korean war in Greenland, developing radar stations for the Army, and as a radar instructor at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He returned home to raise his family in Levittown.

He transitioned to American Electronic Labs, (AEL) in Lansdale, as a lead engineer in their CATV development program, while attending school at night to work on his Master’s degree.

Walt left industry and started his own business, Walter S Wydro Consultants; a firm specializing in Cable Television consulting in the late 1960’s early 1970’s as cable TV was in its infancy. He was a member of the Society of Cable Television Engineers, and in 1980 Elected into the Cable TV Pioneers.

Walt was an instrumental member of the committee that assisted the negotiations of the sale of the property from Toll Brothers to the Veterans Administration for the establishment of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

In 2019, he was commended for having achieved 50 volunteer years to Upper Makefield Township. He was on the Planning committee, the Joint Planning committee with Wrightstown and Newtown Townships, and also served on the Bucks County Planning Commission from 2005 to 2021.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 promptly at 9 AM, at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Highland Road, Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Vitality Hospice - 3000 Cabot Blvd West, suite 200A, Langhorne, PA 19047.

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