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Walter P. "Wally" Schortmann

June 13, 1947 - February 13, 2021

Walter Paul “Wally” Schortmann, age 73, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021.  He was born on June 13, 1947, in Westfield, Massachusetts, to Ethel Margaret (DePiper) and Walter Elton Schortmann.  Wally proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and had a successful career as the Vice President of Electronic Data Systems/Hewlett Packard IT/database departments.  Wally married the love of his life, Carolyn Jane Burt, in Dallas on May 4, 1977.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Wally is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Schortmann, of Frisco, Texas; his daughter, Nikki Winniford and her husband, John, of Fairview, Texas; his grandchildren, Chandler Muzyka-Winniford of Plano, Texas, Tripp Winniford and Reid Winniford, both of Fairview; his sister, Jan (Don) Wood of West Springfield, Massachusetts; his brother, Carl Schortmann of Homosassa, Florida; his nieces, Dawn Robinson, Dana Mulvaney and Cynthia Breimoen; his nephews, Donnie Wood and Daniel Hallahan; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Hallahan.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Schortmann, and his parents, Walter and Ethel Schortmann.

His passions in life were his family, friends and golf.  He was a Founding Member of Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco and, since retirement, was a regular early morning golfer with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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To Walt's Family, I was a classmate of Walts at West Side High. I considered Walt a friend and I was honored that he felt the same about me. An absolutely outstanding individual who carried himself through life with integrity and courage. I cannot think of a more fitting epitaph. I would only ask that those who have gone before us to stand tall and straight - for a proud warrior comes your way. Walt you are free now - soar among the stars and may the Great Providence guide you always. My sincerest condolences. Ken Chapin ken chapin, February 27, 2021 Richard & I send a heartfelt thank-you to all who are supporting Carol and her family and friends. We've been friends for over 30 years with many golf trips to Hawaii, Hilton Head and Tahoe where we built loving relationships with one another. Our former minister at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church said many years ago something I've always remembered: "When someone passes that you love, it brings Heaven closer to you." I will always see Wally's blue eyes in the blue skies when I look up, the twinkling of them, with his laugh, a good man who had the love of a good woman. He will be missed! I applaud all the time and attention he paid to his grandsons and presented such a shining example to them and us all. Cheryl A Holmes, February 23, 2021 I served with Wally in the Marine Corps and worked with him at EDS. No finer man. Mark McMahon, February 20, 2021 Wally and Carol are the best. I can't say how much their friendship impacted my life here in Stonebriar. I will miss his easy going smile and happy disposition. Kathleen A FitzPatrick, February 17, 2021 Semper Fi fellow Marine, its been my honor to work with you through the years. You were a leader who was respected and admired for your personality and depth of knowledge. You will be missed. Hoo Rah... Mike Mullaney, February 17, 2021 Honestly, Wally was one of the best leaders I ever had in my 35+ year career. I worked for him during the latter EDS/HP days and was always in awe of his tenacity and his know-how. I learned much from him. He will cross my heart during every rival game of UCONN vs. Syracuse. A man among men who had the biggest heart and made our team a family. The world seems more than a little smaller somehow. He will be missed immensely. Sincere sympathy to all of his family.
Ginger Hake, February 16, 2021
Wally was my manager during EDS days. He was such a kind hearted person and took care of everyone on his team in various ways one could even think of or is very rare today. He will always be fondly remembered by me as he has a special place in my career. With fond memories, Rajan Aggarwal Rajan Aggarwal, February 15, 2021 I’m so sorry for your loss. Wally was a great guy that I truly enjoyed working with at EDS/HP. My heart goes out to the entire family. You are in my prayers. Annette Diggs, February 15, 2021 I will miss the friendly smile on Wally’s face each morning as I greeted him in the Fazio starter building. My condolences to the family. Wally was a super nice guy. We need more like him. Jeff Stoltz , February 15, 2021 I am so sorry, I loved working with Wally at EDS. He was an incredible person Alex & Mary Kostro, February 15, 2021 I have such good memories of Wally - a strong leader and a good man. His life touched many. Vicki Laurie, February 15, 2021