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jan, wife

I will love you, you were the best husband anyone could ask for. I miss you more today and tomorrow that loss will continue to grow. Love forever than i can bear.

Welcome Wagon Team

On behalf of the Welcome Wagon team we want to express our most sincere condolences to Walter's family. Walter was a true gentleman and we will always have him in our hearts. We enjoyed working with him and his colleagues will truly miss him. May he rest in peace.

Linda Raith (Welcome Wagon)

I always enjoyed our talks and learning about Walter and Jan's travels. I will miss talking to him and will think of him often. Rest in peace my friend. Linda

Sherrie Fairall

Walt, we will miss you. We love you. ❤️


Will miss you!!!

Van Dilbert

May Walter’s memory always be a blessing to those who loved him and to those whom he loved.


Dad, I am going to miss you! Love Doug

Walter Tabaka


Walter Tabaka of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away peacefully at his home on July 13, 2023.

Born on May 1, 1947 in Passaic, New Jersey to the late Walter Tabaka and Jocelyn (Perez) Tabaka. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Western High School in 1966. After graduating from college with a BA degree in History and Communications from American University, he married Jan Selinger in 1971. Walt and Jan welcomed two children into their lives- Douglas and Jacquelyn.
Walter’s career began as a salesman with Duracell Batteries. He continued in sales until the last day of his life.

Walt enjoyed traveling. He and Jan travelled to places such as Germany, Spain, Mexico and Italy. He always enjoyed dining out. He had a unique sense of humor and struck up conversations with everyone around him. Walt was fun loving and quite the jokester. He enjoyed dancing and even perfected the dance to the YMCA. Above all, Walt enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, making many memories along the way.

He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Jocelyn Tabaka.

Walt leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Jan; his children, Doug (Andrea) Tabaka and Jackie Tabaka; brother, Alan Tabaka; sister, Sandra Hunt and grandchildren from Doug, Scott and Adriana.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard Funeral Home, 1305 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


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