Walter Paul Kantenwein

Walter Paul Kantenwein

April 1, 2022, 89, Goldsboro –

Walter Paul Kantenwein, 89, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Friday, April 1, 2022. He was born in Sussex County, New Jersey to the late John and Anna C. Kantenwein on February 7. 1933.

Walt lived his dream proudly serving as a flight engineer with the United States Air Force. His valor and skill was recognized with numerous decorations. Walt retired after 22 years of service to his country. Following his retirement, he continued to work in Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for 19 years.

With strong faith, Walt walked a courageous journey. He and Mary Ann worshiped and were members of Beston United Methodist Church. Walt will always be remembered as a good-hearted, loving man.

Walt was a member of the Wayne Masonic Lodge for 53 years and was a Master Mason.

A service to celebrate Walt’s life will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Pastor Kirby Stanley presiding. The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Interment will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Walt is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann Roach Kantenwein; son, John Michael Kantenwein and wife, Tammy Britt Kantenwein of Goldsboro; daughter, Sheila Ann Wolfe and husband, Bennie Nelson Wolfe of Pikeville; grandchildren, Jason Wolfe and wife, Allison, Vanessa Kantenwein, Justin Wolfe, Kimberlee Wolfe, and Katherine Wolfe; and great-grandchildren, Cora Elizabeth Wolfe, Ava Wolfe, Carson Wolfe and Kameren Wolfe.

In addition to his parents, Walt is preceded in death by 4 brothers, Dan Kantenwein, Leon Kantenwein, Ed Kantenwein, and Chris Kantenwein; and one grandson, Michael Brock Kantenwein.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Hospice for their service and care shown towards Walt and the family during this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Community Hospice 2309 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534, Southeastern Medical Oncology Center 203 Cox Blvd, Goldsboro, NC 27534, or to WAGES Meals on Wheels 601 Royall Ave, Goldsboro, NC 27534 in memory of Walt.

Services are entrusted in the care of Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at