On Thursday, 29 July 99 (1400 1600 hrs and 1800 2030 hrs) there will be a viewing and wake for our classmate Walt Claassen. It will be at the Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd (at Edsall Rd), Springfield, VA (about 1 mile west of the I-395/Edsall Rd interchange), ph 549-0074.
On Friday, 30 July 99 (1100 hrs) there will be a funeral service for Walt at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Rd (east of Springfield Mall and on the north side of road), Springfield, VA, ph 971-4378.
The Claassen Family (Betty) home ph: 703-339-0308; 6636 Pattent Parish
Lane, Alexandria, VA 22315.
Class Memorial Pages\F-2 Walt Claassen.pdf
On the 26 of June
my grand dad Walter Claassen died and I miss him more than anything in the
world. Iíd give anything in the world to see him right now. I donít have a
memory in my mind without my grandpa in it. I love him so much and Iím not
the only one, its everyone, my little brothers and my little sister. My half
brother David never had a chance to meet him but I can tell him anything he
wants to know. He loved candy, he smoked cigars, and he had so many favorite
movies. All I know is that if you have something in your reach, donít let it
On July 26,
1999 my dad passed away in Philadelpia, PA of a massive heart attack. He is
deeply missed. He is survived by his wife Betty Claassen, his sons Walter E
III "Rip", Gregory J, Micheal G., and his daughter Patricia M. He was preceded
in death by his son David Peter. He is also survived by his grandchildren,
Mark, Keith, KC, Josh, Jonathan, Steffi, Danny, AJ and Meg.
To know my dad was to know a man that was wise beyond his years and wonderful.
I miss him, and think of him daily. Don't ever take advantage of a moment,
always tell the people you love that you love them because in a blink of an
eye they can be gone.