Walter E. Gilinger, 98, of Lafayette Hill, a retired automotive shop owner and bus-service owner, died Saturday at Gwynedd Square Nursing Center in Upper Gwynedd.
Mr. Gilinger was born in Whitemarsh Township, graduated from the Barren Hill School and studied engineering at night at Drexel Institute of Technology, now Drexel University. He was a lifelong resident of Lafayette Hill.
After 55 years of operation, he retired in 1975 as owner of Gilinger's Garage in Lafayette Hill. The business is now known as P&I Automotive.