Walter S. Higham, of New Fairfield, CT, formerly North Salem, NY, died at home on Jan. 21, 2019. He was 89 years old.

Born on Aug. 18, 1929, in Yonkers, NY, son of the late Richard S. and Martha L. (Scott) Higham. Walter graduated from Gorton High School and attended NYU. He honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War.

On Aug. 16, 1958, he married the love of his life Carol H. Hughes. Carol predeceased Walter on Nov. 21, 2003.

Mr. Higham, a people person, enjoyed traveling, especially cruises and being outdoors. He was a truck driver with Airborne Freight in Danbury, CT for 23 years before retiring.

Walter is survived by his children; Margaret ‘Peggy’ Gorell (Fred), Janice Wald (Cary), Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Daniell (Barry), Carol Lynne Rich (Rich Ward), his 8 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren and his 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son James and his brother Richard.

Visitation was held at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 4pm-8pm. A private cremation followed.

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