Watter, Hal

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NAME: Hal Watter

Biography: [AIDS Quilt is here.]

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Date of Birth: 1958

Date of Death (delete if non-applicable): 1989

Age at Death (delete if non-applicable): 31

Employment: March of Dimes; B'nai Brith

Social/Political Groups he attends/attended: From All Walks of Life (now AIDS Walk Philly, aka AIDS Fund)

Bars/Clubs he attends/attended:

His friends include: (type your name here, or names of others) Debra D'Alessandro; John Green, John Magnum; Heshie Zinman

Testimonials to him (add a space before a new testimonial): Hal was on the board of the first "From All Walks of Life" in 1987. I was volunteering administrative help to the board, so that's where I met Hal. His previous work on the March of Dimes walk-a-thon was so helpful to the planning of that first year -- he knew how many port-a-potties we needed for the distance of the walk, and other key logistics! He lived in Locust Point apartments, and was raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. He had a sharp wit and a cackling laugh. When he died, his parents didn't want anyone to know it was AIDS (his dad was a chiropractor and thought he would lose business if it was known), which made his volunteer work with the Walk invisible. A group of us know knew him from that work went to his funeral, and I remember feeling like an important part of Hal had been erased. He was the first friend I lost to AIDS. With loving memories, Debra D'Alessandro