Walter Bernhold was born in Java, Dutch East Indies. He was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy. He is survived by his wife, Freddie Dudding-Bernhold; daughter Catherine Procaccini; stepdaughters Danni Kegaries and Lynn Dudding-Back of Orlando; sister Hannah Brenkman-Bernhold of Arnhem, Netherlands; half sisters Maarta and Leis, both of the Netherlands; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Walter Bernhold.
Walter is seen here in April 2008 at the Seaboard reunion in Pensacola, Fla.