Walter E. Pfarr, 62, passed from this life on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He died peacefully at home.

Walter was born Sept. 14, 1950, in Schenectady, N.Y., and went to school in the area. He was a journalist while living in Schenectady and spent time working for the Gazette in his younger days. Walter moved to Oklahoma with his wife in 2003. His favorite pastime was golfing at Lake View Golf Course and spending time in the clubhouse with friends.

Walter was preceded in death by his father, Walter Florence Pfarr; and his mother, Wanda Anita Keyser.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Zitterman-Pfarr of Ardmore, Okla.; his stepdaughter, Kimmy Franks; his stepson, Bill Smith; and seven grandchildren.

Contributions in Walter's name can be made to the United Methodist Church, 501 W. Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401. Online condolences may be made to