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Walter E. Eason, 72, of 214 Wilshire Road, Solvay, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital.

A native of Wilmington, N.C., Mr. Eason lived in Solvay for 50 years. He was a code enforcement officer for the city of Syracuse.

Mr. Eason was the former president of Eason Mechanical Contractors of Syracuse and the Master Plumbers Association of Syracuse. He was a former trustee of Local 267, Plumbers Union. Mr. Eason was a communicant of St. Cecilia's Church, Solvay and a member of its Parish Council. He also sang in the choir.

He served with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Albino; four daughters, Gloria DiFlorio of Solvay, Linda Lumsdei of Brockville, Ontario, Christine Louton of Arlington, Va., and Donna Eason Pile of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mavis Abernathy of Virginia Beach, Va., and Elsie Dale of North Carolina; a brother, William of Florida; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home, Solvay, and 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church. Burial will be in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 2601 Milton Ave. Contributions may be made to the Walter Eason Scholarship Memorial Fund, 214 Wilshire Road, Syracuse 13209.

[The Post-Standard, (Syracuse, NY  - May 15, 1996]

[courtesy of "AF"]

Grave marker for Walter E. Eason in Section C, Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse (Onondaga County), NY.

Walter registered for the draft in Wilmington, NC and stated his date of birth as December 24, 1921.  That same date appeared on his subsequent enlistment record filed in he national archives.

He initially enlisted in the National Guard, Coast Artillery Corps but was transferred or activated in the Army on 16 February 1940.

Om 23 April 19445 T/5 Eason was transferred from the 51st Reinforcement Battalion to Company F, 508th PIR.  Three months later, on 18 August, he was transferred to the 513th PIR

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