RIA Scandal Secret Recordings
RIA Scandal Secret Recordings
RIA Scandal Secret Recordings
Rodney Speaks on Libel Case
- Aiding & Abetting? Liberia Becoming Drug Haven, Thanks to Law Enforcement Personnel, Top Security Officials
- Political Bedfellows? Liberty Party Leader Brumskine Supports Sanvee for Senatorial Race
- Ready for Prosecution: Court Demands Evidence- Cockrum, Others to Appear in Court
- Curbing Youth Unemployment: MVTC Prepares Over 200 Youth
- Still on Top-IE Maintains Lead in LFA National League
- European Union Expresses Concerns Over Increasing Intimidation of the Media
- None Like Madiba: Obama Sounds Warning in Powerful Eulogy for Nelson Mandela
- Mini-Cars Replacing Banned Bikes from Monrovia’s Streets But Transport Woes Linger
- Liberia – Still a Fragile State: UN Maintains Sanctions on Post-War Nation
- Tribute to Mandela
- Goodbye Musue: Families, Media Bid Farewell to Photo-Journalism Lioness
- Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s First Black President Dies at 95
- Tribute To The Late Musue Noha Haddad, Former Staff Writer, Photo-Editor of the News Newspaper
- Goda Baker Laid to Rest: Clergyman Laments Immorality Creeping in Liberian Society
- ‘It is Only Fair’: Sirleaf 2011 Campaign Advisor Urges Weah to Give up Peace Post
- ‘Plot’ Thickens in Airport Authority Saga: Secret Tape Traps LAA Board Chair Bility
- A ‘Very Sick Bastard’: Lebanese Man Video Taped Sex Act With Liberian Girls, Ages 7-15
- FrontPageAfrica Newspaper Finally Shut Down
- Who Made It? Who Flunked? FPA’s 2012 Liberian Government Grades Are in
Become A Fan
|Walther ‘Junior’ Kpan Laid to Rest: 44 awesome years’ – A Journey, A Celebration||| Print ||
|Written by FPA Obituary|
|Monday, 10 June 2013 17:56|
Monrovia - Walther Kpan never got to see his 44th birthday but his family, friends and loved ones gave him a fond send-off last weekend.
Kpan who died on May 20, 2013 after a brief illness, was laid to rest Saturday at the Kpan’s Family Plot located in Barnersville Estate, behind Area G, following funeral at the Victory Temple United Church of God in Christ at RedLight, Paynesville.
Known by many as “Junior”, Walter, friends, family and loved ones remembered a very caring brother, father and friend.
“We are celebrating a man, a very young man… who loved life and life it to the fullest,” says his brother, Ernest.
“Let’s reflect on those days that we have been given that precious unseen thing that the Almighty God has given us all- Breathe! Let’s remember the whole of 44 years of Walther on earth, and begin the process of Loving, Caring and Sharing ourselves to anyone from anywhere on any day and any time.
That is what Walther would have wanted…He loved big things, big food, big parties; calling everyone to celebrate with him. So let’s celebrate and not mourn… However short his life was, He live it to the FULLEST!!! Celebrate.” Walther was a dedicated family many who, according to friends, family and loved ones was always there to help those in need.
Walter was born to the Union of Mr. Samson Siebo Kpan (Deceased) and Mrs. Mary Juliet Kpan on June 8, 1969. He was the First for the young couple. Walther came out kicking screaming as he made a grand made entrance... Ask mama now and she will smile right.
In the space of 7 years, Walther had become the head of 4 brothers: Ernest, Aloysius (deceased) and Octavious, and 7 sisters: Linda (deceased) Snoyeneh (deceased), Precious, Ronnel, Christie, Patience, and Comfort.
Being the first of ten children, Walther did not know he was the pioneer for the Samson Kpan Clan of ten or “football Team” as papa usually called us. Starting school at Cathedral Catholic School, in 1976, Walther was a smart student.
The Honor roll list was his goal and as such he worked and studied hard and exceeded his own benchmarks. After passing to the tenth grade, Walter decided that there were too many women in Cathedral tempting him…
So he wanted to show those St.Patricks Guys he had a strong mental foundation he had gotten from the great gender mixed Cat’s Kingdom. As life turns out, Cathedral kept beckoning to the great man to finish there… So in 1988, Walther graduated from Cathedral High School.
The young Walther loved to play basketball, Scrabble and raising his voice in any melody be it religious or circular. He was a member of several church choirs including the Victory Temple in the Red Light Community. “His friendship he made have lasted longer than him, brother Ernest says.
Prior to his death, Walther was a candidate for Masters Degree in Business Administration at the Cuttington University Walther graduated Magna Cum Laude in Public Administration in 2010 from the University of Liberia. He is a 1988 graduate from the Cathedral Catholic High School
Until his death, Walther worked as an Administrative Manager for Access Bank Liberia and has previously worked Cape Petroleum Liberia as Operations Manager, Zero – 1 Enterprises and the Liberia Electricity Corporation.
Walter coming from a large family was married to Rebecca Vannie Kpan in 2006 after a courtship of thirteen years with the union being blessed with three children Sharon M.J Kpan who was named after his affectionate mum, Walter S. Kpan Jnr. , and the baby of the house Bernice Diamond Kpan.
He spent every waking moment with his kids. He was a straight Disciplinarian just like his deceased father Sampson Siebo Kpan Snr. I am sure the Military style molding of the young Kpan was engrained into the dna of the first generation.
Always looking for ways to engage his community, Walther threw his hat into the Race for Representative for District 13–Tusa Field in the 2011 legislative elections.
“These were his people; He assisted them daily; they sought his advice; he engaged them for road building, Soccer fields revamping, Market Women knew him by name,” says his brother, Ernest.
The Result for his initial step into Liberian Politics was impactful even though, he willingly withdrew his name from the ballot. He recently in December of 2012, indicated that he intends to seriously pursue the race again as the People of Tusa Field had on many occasions petitioned him to represent them in the House.
His Love to serve, his critical approach to figure out the issues, his ability to work with anybody from any background were the core of what would have been a strong Representative. Friends who knew Walther say he made a positive impact in their lives and always had on a bright smile.