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Walter Watson Wyckoff

d. June 17, 2022

Walter Watson Wyckoff, beloved husband of Stacy Kent Wyckoff and loving father of Cesar and Thuy, passed away on June 17, 2022 following a long illness near his home in Gwynedd Valley, PA. Walter was a quiet man who adored and deeply valued his family and friends. He was not always easy to know, but those who took the time came to appreciate and love the peace, grace, kindness and intelligence that defined him. Born in New York, NY. on 8 April 1941, Walter and his family moved many times throughout his youth, to places as varied as Connecticut, Paris, Geneva, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Montreal, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Having attended English language schools in Europe, the Haverford School and Andover in the United States, Walter went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in History from Williams College and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1984, Walter launched Wyckoff Associates, an architectural practice that served small commercial and residential clients for over four decades. He also developed properties of his own. Walter was a staunch supporter of social justice causes, environmental issues and the arts. A life-long learner, he was a prolific reader, enjoyed playing chess and was an extremely capable tradesman. Walter was an avid skier throughout much of his life -- there wasn’t a black diamond trail placed in front of him he didn’t complete while he could. He also enjoyed hiking, sailing, canoeing and portaging the Canadian waterways. Hard-working, disciplined, persistent and detail-oriented, Walter believed that nature was the ultimate expression of perfect design. He honored the earth in the way lived in the environment and in the way he designed and maintained his buildings, placing sustainability and care of the natural world first among all considerations. A memorial service will be held on 9 July @ 11am at Gwynedd Friends Meeting in 1101 Dekalb Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19454. A Zoom option is available for remote attendance. Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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