Walter Speelman 1946-2017

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 06, 2017 / comments


Walter Albert Speelman, 70, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., passed away on Aug. 5, 2017, of a heart attack.

Born Dec. 15, 1946, in New York, Walt met and married Marion Grob (1966). Walt joined the United States Navy in 1964 and went on two tours of active duty before returning to New York where he worked as a lead mechanic for Delta Airlines. Walt and Marion moved to San Mateo in 1970. In 1977 they moved to Half Moon Bay where they raised their two boys, Michael and Mark. In 1989 Walt and Marion moved to Orlando, Fla., then to Vancouver, Wash., before settling in Folsom in 2000. Walt retired from Delta Airlines and worked at UPS (Mather Air Field) servicing airplanes.