Walter H. Tenschert

July 9, 1936 — December 19, 2017

Walter Tenschert ran the planetarium at Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax County, VA from 1967 until his retirement in 1988. He was MAPS Treasurer 1975-1978. He was also involved in IPS, serving as membership chair starting in 1974, and added the duties of treasurer when he was elected in 1977. He served in this post until 1985.

Walter H Tenschert, age 81, passed suddenly on Tuesday, December 19 at the Beebe Medical Center after a brief illness. Walter was born in Loudonville OH on July 9, 1936. Walt and Zeke, as many knew him, retired from teaching at the Fairfax County VA School District. During the time as teacher, he also held a part time position with the Humane Society of the US in Washington DC. He then continued working full time with the HSUS until moving permanently to Rehoboth Beach. Walt eventually was employed as a surveyor with the City of Rehoboth Beach DE. He, subsequently, took a position with the Delaware River and Bay Authority in Lewes DE where he remained until his untimely death. His military service included four years of active duty in the US Army and was honorably discharged. Walt was a member of the American Legion Post 5 in Rehoboth Beach DE.

Walt was a hard working individual all of his life and during his casual time away from employment, he enjoyed going on cruises with his friends. His journeys took him to many countries. He loved classical music and enjoyed spending time with his many friends at Rigby’s in Rehoboth Beach.

Walt was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Louwilda Tenschert as well as his brother Joe. He is survived by his sister Martha (Alan) Carson of Columbus Oh, his sister-in-law, Barbara Tenschert of Loudonville OH, nephew Tom (Karen) Tenschert of Waynesville Mo, Jeff Campbell of Ashland OH and a niece, Marcia Carson of Columbus OH, as well as his very dear friends in the Rehoboth Beach area.