Walter J. Terpin, 81, died in Charleston, SC, on February 3, 2019. \n\nWalt was born in Bishop, Pennsylvania on September 4, 1937, to Joseph and Angeline Terpin. After graduating from Cecil High School, he attended Washington & Jefferson College, where he played nose tackle on the football team.\n \nFollowing his graduation from college, he married Marlene Pogachnick in McDonald, Pennsylvania, and their marriage was blessed with a son and two daughters.\n \nWalt and Marlene moved to North Carolina, where Walt served two years in the Army, stationed at Fort Bragg. He started his career in investment planning with Moore Leonard & Lynch, but with a new young family, decided instead to pursue pharmaceutical sales, where he had a 24-year career working for a start-up pharmaceutical company called Marion Laboratories.\n \nWhile working in sales, Walt built their house by himself, and then started a small home-building business on the side. Walt retired from pharmaceutical sales at age 49, and then he and his wife Marlene moved to Dataw Island, South Carolina to enjoy golf and visits from their children and grandchildren.\n \nWalt lived a very full and active life up until the past three months, when he suffered complications from a broken hip and subsequent stroke. Despite the infirmities of the last three months, he continued his infectious upbeat and positive attitude right until the day he passed.\n\nWalt is remembered with love by his wife, Marlene; son, Greg Terpin (Annette Ganassi) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; daughter, Shari Guilfoile (Pete) of Dallas,Texas; daughter Janice Johnson (Tom) of Royersford, Pennsylvania; Patty Terpin; grandchildren Drew, Mike, & Dan Terpin; Haley, Blair & Will Guilfoile; Eric, Paul, Sarah & Mark Johnson; great-granddaughter CJ Guilfoile; brothers-in-law Bill (Dee) Pogachnick and Bob (Mickie) Pogachnick and many nieces and nephews.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents and his three brothers: Joe, Chuck and Augie.\n\nA Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, February 8th at Saint Peter's Catholic Church on Lady's Island, South Carolina for local friends. The family will be receiving guests in the Heritage Room beginning at 9:45 am. A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends later in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, date and time TBD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Voice Project (646 N. Coit Road, Suite 2250, Richardson, Texas 75080, parkinsonvoiceproject.org) or Saint Peter's Catholic Church.