He graduated from S.R.U. High school in 1967 and entered the Air Force. He returned home in 1969 and established a small dairy farm named Maple Hill Farm until 1985.
He then worked for Van Duzen machinery in Wilawana while attending classes at Penn College to become a Methodist pastor. He was a pastor for 19 years serving several charges including Canton, and Hunlock Creek, PA. He retired due to poor health.
Surviving are brother, David Walrat, Milan, Pa.; brother-in-law, Richard Loomis, Dunnesville, Va.; brother, John McDermott, Prescott Valley, AZ.; nephews, Rick (Dolly) Loomis, Dunnesville, Va., Scott (Lydia) Walrath, Milan.; nieces, Sue (Tony) Catino, Manassas. Va. and Melissa (Wayne) Beeman, Milan.
He was predeceased by sister, Patricia Loomis, and sister-in-law, Gail Walrath.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Monetary donations may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 10, East Smithfield, PA 18817, for the AWANA and VBS programs.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. Those wishing to leave a note to the family may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org