31 March 2019 • In Memoriam
With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Seminary Alumnus and noted Church musician Walter Shymansky, who fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Born on July 29, 1928, the son of Archpriest Walter (later Bishop Peter) and Matushka Emily Shymansky, he enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from Olyphant, PA High School in 1946. He served as a control tower operator in the Pacific, primarily in Guam. After his honorable discharge, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stroudsburg, PA State Teachers College. He also earned a Master’s degree in School Administration and Guidance from Pennsylvania State University. A gifted instructor, he taught biology in New Jersey schools, including a 26-year tenure at Teaneck High School.