George Walters, 86, dies

Columbus, OH — George Harrison Walters, 86, died May 4, 2022, at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility where he was a resident for seven years.

He was born in Gloversville, N.Y., on April 17, 1936, a son of the late George L. and Martha Buyce Walters and was a 1953 graduate of Broadalbin High School. He was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Walters assumed an apprenticeship at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y., in the gas turbine division where he served in a management position for 19 years.

He turned his passion for Standardbred horses into a full-time occupation in 1973 and was self-employed as an owner/trainer with a stable at Saratoga Raceway for more than 40 years.

During the 1980s he established Bahia Mar Acres, a 100-acre boarding and broodmare farm on Route 29 in Broadalbin with Bahia Star being his most acclaimed horse, racing in the New York Sire Stakes.

Mr. Walters also proudly served as supervisor for the town of Broadalbin from 1996-97.

He was married to Joan Warren Walters for 52 years. Sadly, she died Jan. 18, 2009. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Ronald.

Survivors include four children, Wendy Walters Scott (Bill Caulkins), Warren, Scott (Tammy) and Jo Anne (Bill Macfarland); grandchildren, Lindsay (Josh) Skipper, Diana (Glen) Bulloss, Kristina (Richard) Dingman, Stacey (Aron) Aguilera, Charlene and Lauren; and great-grandchildren, Corban Skipper, Ethan Skipper, Fletcher Bulloss and Charlotte Dingman.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday (May 1) from 3–6 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown, N.Y. A graveside service will be held Thursday (May 12) at 10 a.m. at the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company or the Broadalbin Youth Commission in honor of George H. Walters, in care of the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at the Wilkinson RHCF for the compassionate and loving care shown to George.

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