Remembering Walter Jelonek

At the Senior Center’s virtual holiday party on Dec. 18, we will also be honoring a wonderful person who was a big part of the Senior Center for many years.

Walter Jelonek passed away this year. Walter was a regular at Rainbow BINGO, attending nearly every month. He always came over to say hello to the staff and volunteers working in the bar and brought friends to join him at his table. Walter also spent his lifetime crusading for the LGBTQ community.


In 2015 Walter was interviewed for a KING 5 news story on isolated LGBTQ seniors. You can watch the story here.


He was a lovely and thoughtful man, and we will miss him.