SEBRING, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Walter “Shorty” W. Swank, age 84, of Sebring passed away at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

He was born June 30, 1938, in Lake Milton, Ohio to the late Russell and Kathryn (Wortman) Swank.

Walter worked in various occupations over his lifetime. He retired from the brickyard in Alliance.

He proudly served in the United States Army. He was a lifetime member of the AMVETS Post 45 in Salem. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #316 Salem.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; two grandchildren, Hayden and Joey; a sister, Crystal Budahazy and three brothers, Donald, Russell and Charles Swank.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara and Tammy Hunt, both of Florida; four sons, Walter W. Swank, Jr. of Iowa, Dale (Mickey) Fletcher, William (Mary) Carlisle and Michael Carlisle; three sisters, Ruth Richards of Virginia, Eleanor Carter and Oralee Baker, both of Sebring; a special granddaughter, Sophia Carlisle and 11 other grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, 29 nieces and nephews and special friend, Barbara Ormiston.

A time of visitation will take place Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Dean’s Funeral Home, 256 W. Ohio Avenue, Sebring. The Salem AMVETS honor guard will present military honors at 2:00 p.m.

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A television tribute will air Friday, October 28 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.