Walter G. Knudsen, age 81, of North Haven and Beaver Cove, ME, passed away on January 31, 2013 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on October 7, 1931 he was the son of the late Harry & Frieda Ganter Knudsen. Walter was the husband of Gladys Ahlstrand Knudsen; father of Gladys K. Knudsen of Orange, Barbara McFarland-Shields & her husband Leroy of North Haven and Walter Kristian Knudsen & his wife Amy of Newark Valley, NY; brother of Joyce Abbott of MA and Ruth K. Ritter of Switzerland. Walter is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Walter was an Electrical Engineer, retired from the former Electrostatic Corporation and prior to that, Yale University. He was past-president of the Beaver Cove Condo Association in Maine where he lived and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, once serving on a mission in Salt Lake, Utah. Friends may visit with his family on Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 990 Racebrook Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525 and may also attend his Funeral Service in the Church beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions in his memory may be made to his church or to the Salvation Army, 301 George Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.

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  1. Gladys and children, so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. I have you all in my prayers. Sorry I cannot make the trip from Ohio to be there in person. Love to all.

  2. Dear Barbara and family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad. I hold you in my thoughts and prayers, Joan Morrison

  3. Dear Gladys, We just heard about Walter’s passing today. We let years go by without keeping in touch with you. You were always there for the family and we were always grateful for you and Walter. Someone wrote on the guestbook, that Walter was a true gentleman. That he was. Your children had a wonderful father. When my mother (Esther Pfeiffer) passed away, that week was such a blur to me. I don’t remember much of any thing. Our family is so small, it is a shame to not keep in touch. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I see you have grandchildren, too. Love, Diana and Greg

  4. Dearest Gladys, We are so very sorry to read of Walter`s passing. We respected Walt for his pleasant attitude and ready smile even when he was so very ill. Wish we were closer so we could give you a great big hug. You deserve one. Love and prayers, Jack and Joan

  5. Dear Gladys, We just heard about Walter’s passing today. We let years go by without keeping in touch with you. You were always there for the family and we were always grateful for you and Walter. Someone wrote on the guestbook, that Walter was a true gentleman. That he was. Your children had a wonderful father. When my mother (Esther Pfeiffer) passed away, that week was such a blur to me. I don’t remember much of any thing. Our family is so small, it is a shame to not keep in touch. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I see you have grandchildren, too. Love, Diana and Greg

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