Walter “Bud” Meseroll, 90, passed away peacefully at his Florida home in Port St. Lucie, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.
He was born in Manasquan on April 5, 1930. In 1952 he tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Florence Cooper and they were happily married for 68 years. In 1976, they became snowbirds and bought a second home in Florida.
Walter graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School in 1948 where he played football, basketball and baseball. He and many of his teammates remained close friends throughout their entire lives!
In 1972, he started his own business, Nautical Canvas Design. Walter was well known in the area for his custom boat covers. His wife worked alongside him and he taught his son Michael his trade.
At 17, Walter joined the Point Pleasant Beach Volunteer Fire Company #2 and was a lifelong member. He acted as Fire Chief in 1970. In later years, he served with the Point Pleasant Beach Fire Police.
Fishing, golfing, tennis, traveling, listening to music [especially Neil Diamond], were some of his favorite past times besides visiting with his family.
He is survived by his wife Florence, and his three children; Wanda Lee of Flagler Beach, Florida, Michael and wife Kathy Meseroll of Brielle and Maureen Strittmatter of Conway, South Carolina. He was known as “Poppy” to his eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and “Uncle Bud” to all the many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle.