In Memory of Geraldine J. Walters

October 21, 1920 - March 20, 2020

Resided in Utica, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


Private Cemetery


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Geraldine J. Walters, 99, of Utica, died on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Masonic Care Community.

She was born October 21, 1920, in Utica, a daughter of the late Ulyssis and Mildred Sharpe Ellis. In 1941, Geraldine married Albert J. Walters in Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica and he died on March 29, 2001. She worked as a sales clerk for Sears Department Store and Hollands Department Store for many years.

Geraldine was a lifetime member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of Circle 16. She was also was active in the PTA at Roosevelt School. When she was 58, she started painting and she created many paintings and was referred to as Grandma Moses. She also enjoyed bowling and singing with the Sweet Adelines.

She is survived by her children, Joan Baum and her husband Donald of Utica, Elaine Ingersoll and her husband, Edwin of Utica, David Walters and his wife, Rosemary of Utica, Stephen Walters of Rome and John Walters and his wife, Terry of Utica; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one angel; five great great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff on the Buffalo Neighborhood for the excellent care and comfort given to Geraldine.

Due to the current health concerns from the Coronavirus, the family’s services will be private. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the Tabernacle Church Building Fund or the Stevens-Swan Humane Society in memory of Geraldine.