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Krieger, Walter J.




At the beautiful age of 90 years, Walter John Krieger died on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Friendship Village health care center in Pittsburgh. Known to his friends and family as “Bud”, Walter was born on November 19, 1929. He was the son of the late George and Ethel (Wucher) Krieger of Verona. Walter’s beloved wife Jean preceded him in death by five months; they would have celebrated 64 years of marriage in September 2020. Bud and Jean loved the city of Pittsburgh and were both born and raised here. Together they have four sons, Mark (and Kristina), Scott (and Judy) and Ken. Their first born son, Richard, died of cancer in 1972 at the age of 13. Bud was very proud of his eight grandchildren: Kyle (and Nicki), Michael (and Ali), Ryan, Kevin, Gabrielle, Eric, Grant, Garrett. Bud supported his grandchildren generously and was always interested and involved in their activities, education and careers. Bud and Jean have three great-grandchildren: Eden, Amos and Reagan. After graduating from Penn Hills High School, Bud joined the Army. As a Sergeant First Class serving in the Signal Corps he was deployed for a sixteen month tour to the Korean Conflict. For action in 1953, Walter was awarded The Bronze Star Medal. After serving in the Army, Bud enjoyed bragging that he had only one job interview in his life. He was immediately hired by the A.T.&T. Corporation and worked a full 30 year career through a wide variety of executive capacities until his retirement in 1984. Bud was deeply civic minded and service oriented. He was a lifelong member of the Verona Presbyterian Church where they raised their family. At the Church he served as an Elder, the Clerk of Session, the Financial Secretary and as a chairperson of a Pastoral Nominating Committee. He served as a member of the Penn Hills Zoning Hearing Board, as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, as treasurer of the Penn Hills School Authority Board, and as a loaned executive from A.T.&T to the United Way of Allegheny County. After retiring to Little River, South Carolina, Bud continued his public service as a member of the Citizens Advisory Board for the Grand Strand Water and Sewerage Authority, President of their Homeowner’s Association, and worked tirelessly to support the North Strand Helping Hands emergency aid organization and food pantry. During their long retirement living in Little River, SC, Bud liked to refer to himself as a beachbum. Bud and Jean loved sitting and walking on the beach. They especially enjoyed going to new restaurants. They visited and had an opinion about most every restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area. Bud evaluated the quality of the South Carolina hushpuppies and Jean evaluated the service and tableware. Walter will be interred next to his wife and oldest son after private graveside services led by the Rev. Dr. Cindy McClung at the Hebron Presbyterian Church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont