Walter Schreiber, a former Wainscott resident who became an accomplished artist after retiring to Florida in 2003, died of a heart attack on Nov. 2 at the Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Fla. He was 68.
Mr. Schreiber is survived by his wife of 20 years, Georgann Schreiber of Fellsmere, Fla. Also surviving are his seven children: Sandra Carbough of Southampton, Kevin Schreiber of Townville, S.C., Wayne Schreiber, Melissa Schreiber and Summer Evans, both of Vero Beach, Fla., Jonathan Young of Ocala, Fla., and Justin Young of Sebastian. Eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Mr. Schreiber, born on March 13, 1943, grew up in Baldwin, the son of Joseph Schreiber and the former Mary Cassidy. He lived on Town Line Road in Wainscott and was in business here for more than 40 years, including at East End Roofing and Siding and KW Floor and Tile.
He had a love of horses and pursued an interest in art during his retirement. Copper was his chosen medium, and he created award-winning sculptures and other art.
A celebration of Mr. Schreiber’s life took place at his house in Fellsmere on Nov. 5.