Walter Brenner, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, died September 5, 2016 at the age of 86. Funeral services will be held Thursday September 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Leak Memory Chapel Funeral Home, with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial services will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Walter was a proud 1951 graduate of the University of Alabama and a member of the Kappa Nu fraternity. After serving in the 7th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War, he joined Montgomery Shoe Factory / Brenner's, his family's shoe repair and luggage business, where he cheerfully greeted customers for over 50 years. Walter was a devoted son, father, husband and friend who was friendly, thoughtful and kind all his life.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Reba and Sam Brenner; his Uncle Julius Brenner; two beloved wives, Barbara and Helene Brenner; and his son David Brenner. He is survived by his sons, Irving Brenner (Teresa) and Jeffrey Brenner (Joseph); grandchildren Rebecca and Nathan Brenner; his step-children/grandchildren Jon Sundock (Stephanie, Ben and Sophie) and Melissa Sundock Strane (Chris, Sam and Katie) and numerous cousins. He will also be missed by a large community of friends.
Outside of his family and friends, Walter's two loves were his synagogue, Agudath Israel (President 1983-85), and dogs of all breeds.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to:
Agudath Israel Synagogue
Montgomery Humane Society.
On line condolences may be made at www.Leak-MC.com
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Sept. 7, 2016.