Walter Lee Worrall
MIFFLINTOWN – Walter Lee Worrall, 65, of Mifflintown, passed away suddenly on March 27, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon.
He was recently diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer.
He is survived by: his wife of 44 years, Hai “Lien” Worrall; his parents, Walter R. Worrall Jr. and Ida Worrall, nee Weiand; his sister, Linda Fultz and her husband, Sherman, all of Mifflintown; his daughters, Hanh Orndorff and her husband, Steve, of Hanover, and Brandy Worrall and her husband, Anton Soriano, of Vancouver, British Columbia; and his five grandchildren, Tyler, Stevii, Chloe, Mylo and Moxie.
Walter, or “Lee” as he was commonly known, was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, during which he met his wife Lien.
For 28 years, he worked at the Navy Ships Parts Control Center in Mechanicsburg.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, writing letters to the editor of the Juniata Sentinel and spending time with his family.
When Lee married Lien at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, he adopted Hanh, renaming her My Hanh “My” is Vietnamese for “beautiful.” He was the best father to Hanh and he was always there for her and her children during difficult times. He often went on vacations with Hanh and her family. Lee and Lien also traveled frequently to Vancouver to be with their daughter, Brandy, and her family.
Prior to his passing, Lee was looking forward to spending two weeks in Hawaii with Brandy’s family in order to celebrate several happy occasions and in particular to renew his wedding vows with Lien.
A funeral service, with military honors accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Callanish Society, 2277 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6K 2J1. Callanish is an organization that has been a large part of Lee’s daughter’s recovery from breast cancer and he felt strongly that he needed to pay it forward to this organization for all the help it has provided. The organization can be reached by phone at (604) 732-0633. Callanish accepts American cash, checks and credit cards. Online donations may be made at www.callanish.org.
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