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Walter John Zdon Sr., formerly of Gloucester Heights, Served in US Army and MD National Guard

rosary On June 4, 2010, Walter John Zdon, Sr., of Churchville, MD, formerly from Gloucester Heights, passed away peacefully at his home under hospice care with his loving wife Mady at his side.

He was born May 12, 1940 in Camden, to the late Michael and Theresa Zdon.

He was a devoted husband of 47 years to his wife Madeline. Loving father to his four children and their families: Walter J. Zdon, Jr. and Renee of Whiteford, MD; Thomas Zdon and Sherry Feehley of Aberdeen, MD; Julie Sturek and Frank of Springfield, VA; and Jeanne Carfine and Greg of Eldersburg, MD. He was the adored grandfather of Garrett and Jacob Zdon, Frank and Claire Sturek, Marley and Kendall Carfine, and Ronnie Feehley.

He had many accomplishments to include 37 years of combined federal service to the US government. He spent 10 years in the active duty Army, almost 10 years in the MD National Guard, and retired in 1995 from MTD, CSTA & ATC on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. He was an accomplished marksman who in 1964 received the prestigious gold Distinguished Marksmanship Badge and became a member of the President 100.

He was a member of various organizations to include: Knights of Columbus where he was a grand knight; American Legion; Catholic War Veterans; Lynx Motorcycle Club; The 2nd MD Artillery CSA-NSSA, a musket shooting club; the 29th Division; and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Havre de Grace, MD for over 45 years.

Dad was our Super Z…The man in our family that everyone looked up to, respected and admired. He was a history buff, loved to read and talk, and shoot competitively. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.