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Walter James

August 14, 1926 – February 21, 2020

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Obituary for Walter James Dryla

Walter J. Dryla, 93, of Whiting, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at home. Born in Iselin, he had resided in various towns in NJ, then Alverda, Pa, before moving to Whiting about 10 years ago. He was a graduate of Rutgers University earning his Master’s Degree. He was a master economist for over 30 years for the State of NJ. He was a US Navy veteran of WW2 serving aboard the Battleship USS Iowa. He enjoyed golfing, collecting coins, stock markets, following the economy, classical music, and enjoyed writing, as he has his own unpublished book regarding the wellness of the US economy. He often donated to the Rutgers Alumni, and was part of the US Navy Military Band playing the cello & flute, and also dabbled with the piano and saxophone in his spare time. He was predeceased by his wife, Dolores Dryla; brother, Steven Dryla; and sisters, Catherine & Jean. He is survived by his sister in law, Kellee Bassaro; brothers in law, Frank & Jeff Barrett; great nephew, Michael Barrett & his wife, Chelsie; and great great nephew, Cooper. Cremation is private. Oliverie Funeral Home, Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

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