Walter Peter Olkowski

August 12, 1947 - August 29, 2015

08/12/1947 - 08/29/2015

Past Services

Thursday September 03, 2015
10:00 am
Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1404 Pacific Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
757428-8547 | Directions

Walter Peter Olkowski, 68, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 29, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Kathryn Mader and Walter Olkowski. He is also preceded in death by his son, David Olkowski and his brother, Gary Olkowski.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 46 years, Linda; his son, Walter Peter Olkowski III (Michele); brother, Gregory Olkowski (Myrna); daughter-in-law, Melissa; grandchildren, Aubrey, Courtney, Michael and Kate; and two great-grandchildren, Mary-Elizabeth and Skylar.
As an officer with 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy, Walter retired in Virginia Beach. He has been attending Star of the Sea Catholic Church for the past 22 years with his wife.
The family welcomes friends and family to attend a mass of resurrection Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10AM with a gathering to follow at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, 23451. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Jane Jackson
8 years ago

Linda, I was so sorry to hear about Walt’s passing. He was such a nice neighbor. I miss you all as neighbors–you were both so nice to me when I moved in as a new widow. I pray that you will be comforted by the fact that he will always be in your heart.

Hugh Smith
8 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Marty Christopher
8 years ago

It was a pleasure to work with Walt as a contractor and a Navy-contracting officer. Enjoyed our conversations on the phone. My prayers and thoughts are with Walt’s family! Respectfully, Marty

Bar & Mike Moseler
8 years ago

Linda and family our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you. We had some great times at the duty stations we shared.

8 years ago

May GOD be with you and your family at this time , and surround you all with His love and peace. In Jesus amen

Randy and Chris Scott
8 years ago

Linda, our hearts are so heavy over your loss of Walt. Please know our thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your entire family. Walt was among the hardest working and most dedicated members of our IUSS community- his second family- and his loss is being felt by many more people than you may realize. We wish you strength and courage through this most difficult time. Randy and Chris Scott and Family

Ed Smock
8 years ago

Walt has many friends throughout the SOSUS and IUSS community which he served honorably while in the U. S. Navy. We are all saddened by news of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers and with Walt’s family at this very difficult time. May your memories of happier days help ease your pain. Walt will be missed by all of us. Ed Smock

paula olkowski
8 years ago

Love u always Uncle Wally..u wer taken way to your brother Gary..u both should b here still..instead u r together in Heaven wit Grandma & Grandpa Olkowski & David Olkowski ..your son! R.I.P..we hav many good memories to hold in our hearts!

Debi Ratliffe
8 years ago

Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for you loss.