Arshalous "Alice" Meserlian Walter, 61, formerly of Springfield, Delaware County, a volunteer who was active in the Armenian American community, died of cancer April 12 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stewart, Fla.

Mrs. Walter, whose parents were Armenian immigrants, was a member of the women's auxiliary at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Cheltenham and sang in the choir there for many years. In the 1970s, she traveled to Armenia to help establish an American-sponsored school. For 12 years she was a receptionist at the Armenian Sisters Academy in Radnor. She later volunteered at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield.

Mrs. Walter grew up in Philadelphia. After graduating from Germantown High School she worked for an accounting firm. She was human resources director for the Bank of Leomi in Philadelphia when she married Ernest J. Walter in 1982.

The couple had met at the Jersey Shore and had a summer home in Brigantine. They wintered in Hobe Sound, Fla.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Walter is survived by a son, Andrew; a stepson, Ernest IV; a stepdaughter, Dean Walter-Lafferty; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Sahag's Armenian Church, 630 Clothier Rd., Wynnewood. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.