The Life of Rev. Walter Everett

Rev. Walter H. Everett, 85, of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born September 13, 1934 in Asbury Park, NJ a son of the late Arthur and Marion (Height) Everett. On May 9, 1992 he married the former Nancy Bellmeyer, who survives. Together they celebrated 27 years of marriage. Walter was a 1952 graduate of Kearny High School in New Jersey and later earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Drew University. He spent his entire life as a Methodist minister serving in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Walter lived his life caring for others and believed strongly in the acceptance and forgiveness of mankind. This passion towards helping others is evident in his active pursuit of eliminating the death penalty and involvement in the organization Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR). Walter had a sense of humor greatly known amongst family and friends. He was an avid sports fan, especially his New York Mets and Giants, as well as the University of Connecticut sports teams. For many years, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, and most recently, the Sunrise Rotary Club in Lewisburg. Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Wayne W. Everett, of CT, Janna Marazita and her husband, Daniel, of CT, Michael Nogan and his wife, Susan, of MD, and Mary Jo Shields and her husband, Michael, of SC; one sister, Carolyn Hooper, of FL; eight grandchildren, Shea, Daniel Jr., Casey, Sean, Zachary, Jessica, Garrett and Ann Caroline. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Scott Everett; a twin brother, Arthur Everett; a sister, Harriet Bloemeke; and Nancy's son, David Nogan. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 7 at Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 42 S. Third St., Lewisburg with Rev. John Dromazos and Rev. Terry Pfeiffer, officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggest contribution's in Walter's memory be made to the Pennsylvania Prison Society, 230 South Broad St., Suite 605, Philadelphia, PA 19102 or online at The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Published by Hartford Courant on Feb. 4, 2020.


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