Gardiner Walter Edward Moody, Jr., (Walt) 91 of Gardiner, Maine passed away at his home on Monday, June 29th. Born in Boston, Ma on May 10, 1924 to Walter E. Moody Sr and Estella E. Moody (Hunt), the family moved to Pittston early in Walts childhood. \r\r\n Walt attended schools in Gardiner before enlisting in the Coast Guard where he served during WWII from 1942 to 1946. He was honorably discharged as a 3rd class petty officer on May 3, 1946. One of his most meaningful possessions while in the Coast Guard was a photograph taken of him and former World Heavy Weight Champion Jack Dempsey aboard a U.S. Coast Guard troop transport ship. \r\r\nAfter leaving the service he worked several different jobs having a very diverse career. Walt worked jobs from being a carpenter at the Wiscasset nuclear facility, truck driver for St. Johnsbury, to his last job at D.W. ick Steel Co. in Gardiner which he retired from in 1989. \r\r\nWalt was involved with many different organizations throughout his life. He belonged to the American Legion, The Lions Club, and The Elks Club. He was a Gold Circle member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a life member of the Windsor Fair and a lifelong member of the Friends of Pearys Eagle Island. \r\r\nAnother one of Walts prized possessions was a letter written by President Theodore Roosevelt to Admiral Robert E. Peary in 1908. The letter was given to him by Admiral Pearys grandson. During younger days Walt enjoyed woodworking and always had a vegetable garden. Walt was predeceased by both of his parents and his brother Marty \r\r\nSurvivors include the following first and foremost his beloved companion and dearest friend Ann Wallace. They spent many loving years together traveling taking bus tours around the country and just hanging out together, three brothers, Horace (Win) of Augusta, Harry and Carolyn of Pittston, George of Florida, three daughters, Rose Guyette of Skowhegan, Nancy Chase and her husband Ron of Topsham, Janice Butterfield and her husband Bud of Bangor, two sons Michael and his wife Patricia of Litchfield and Peter and his partner Esther Cloutier of Bowdoinham, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nephews. He will be missed by many. \r\r\nCommittal service with military honors will be held Monday July 6th at 2pm at the chapel in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Mt Vernon Rd in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner.