Cliff E. Walters

November 5, 1944 ~ February 24, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Cliff Walters Obituary

Cliff Edward Walters age 78, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Friday February 24, 2023, after a four-year fight with cancer.  Cliff was born on November 5, 1944, to the late Lucille and Carl Walters of Columbus, Ohio.  He is survived by his spouse of 51 years M. Donivee Walters, daughter April Lenzo husband Brian, daughter Jena Moore husband Robert, son David Walters wife Diana, sister Carlene Dennison husband Bernie, brother Craig Walters wife Claire, niece Darcy Harwood and nephew Deron Walters. His beloved grandchildren Collin, Samantha, Mary, Max, Truman, Beauman and Alex. 

Cliff’s work ethic and dedication to entrepreneurship began early in his life when he started delivering papers at 10 years old.  He was a stage manager at North High School in Columbus, OH where he graduated in 1962.  He attended Ohio State University as well as Franklin University where he received his real estate license.  Cliff started six businesses through his career and was always at the forefront of software development.  After semi-retirement he was hired as a consultant where he worked and provided mentorship until six days before he passed.  

Cliff was a recognized member of the Marble Cliff community for over 50 years where he and Donivee raised their two daughters . An avid fisherman and lover of the outdoors, he spent many days in his yard, camping with family and friends, and relaxing at Lake of the Woods, Canada.  A dedicated Michigan State Spartan, Cliff had a love for travel and a sense of humor that touched everyone. 

An Eagle Scout, Big Brother for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church, Foster Parent, dedicated mentor to many that came into his life, and a life-long learner,  Cliff led everyday of his life knowing he, as well as everyone, had the ability to make the world a better place. 

Cliff’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thank you to all who have reached out to express their love for Cliff while battling cancer, in Hospice Care, and after he was at peace.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tunnel to Towers ( Foundation or the Ohio Wildlife Center (  A small family service for Cliff will be held at a later date.   


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Tunnel to Towers Foundation
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Ohio Wildlife Center
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