Walter Channing Stroud, 74, of Manlius passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born in Detroit, MI and received his Bachelor of Science degree from NY State College of Forestry and his Masters degree in Education from Syracuse University. He later graduated from the NYS Police Academy at Onondaga Community College. Walter retired in 2004 from Cazenovia School District where he was a science teacher. He retired as a seasonal State Park Police Officer in 2000. He also taught Adult Education computer classes at local schools.
Walter was a member of the Manlius United Methodist Church, was a Boy Scout Leader, Little League Coach and avid canoer, kayaker, camper and hiker.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Edith Sweltz Stroud on September 8, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Holly Tifft and grandchildren, Danielle, Andrew and Nicholas; and son, Christopher and his wife, Elizabeth and grandson, Gavin.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on Friday, December 21 at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd., Manlius. The funeral will follow the calling hours at 7:00 pm at the Manlius United Methodist Church, corner of Pleasant and Wesley Streets, Manlius. Burial will be at Noon on Saturday in Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPCA of CNY, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse, New York 13211.