Jeffrey M. Walder, 76, of Carlisle and Newville, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020, peacefully at home.
Born Oct. 30, 1943, Jeff was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, by the late Melvin and Helen (Higger) Walder.
In his younger years, Jeff loved to sail; many a wonderful, long weekend was spent with his wife, Marty, on the Chesapeake Bay. After moving further from the coast, Jeff took up fly fishing and became a master fly fisher.
A founding member of the Big Spring Watershed Association, Jeff was an early leader in efforts to reduce pollution in the Conodoguinet Creek and was instrumental in getting handicapped access for fishing to the headwaters of the Big Spring.
Jeff expressed his creative side in cooking for his family; his legendary turducken was one of the many dishes that were the centerpiece of family gatherings and celebrations. Professionally, Jeff was a clinical psychologist for 35 years in private practice. He helped many people find, nurture and grow the best in themselves. Above all, Jeff loved his family. He loved and deeply cared for his wife, Marty. And he had particularly strong affection for his grandchildren, nephew, and nieces. His exuberant spirit and humor-filled approach to life will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Huffman) Cline; one daughter, Melinda (husband, Telford) Locklear of Winston Salem, North Carolina; two sons, Scott McAfee of Monte Vista, Colorado, and Alexander (wife, Janice) Rhodes of Westernport, Maryland; one brother, Charles (wife, Suzanne) Walder of Baltimore, Maryland; four grandchildren, Zac Locklear, Grace Locklear, Ben Rhodes, and Forest Rhodes; one nephew, Leigh Walder; and four nieces, Rose (husband, Andrew) Walder Lipsitz, Lily Walder, Elisa Huffman and Erika Magnussen; grandnephew, Viggo; and grandniece, Ivy.
Memorial services will be held by the family at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Spring Watershed Association, P.O. Box 52, Newville, Pa. 17241 or to Am Kolel at: am-kolel.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
To sign the guestbook, please visit: www.HoffmanFH.com.