Walter Cronkite's Funeral Is Thursday

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 10:32 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK, NY -- Walter Cronkite's funeral is set for Thursday at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City.

According to CBS News, the Reverend William Tully will preside over the Episcopal service at the church, which the Cronkites attended for many years.

The funeral is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT Thursday, with arrivals beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The funeral will be live streamed on

Cronkite is to be cremated and his remains buried next to his wife, Betsy Cronkite, in the family plot at a cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Walter and Betsy Cronkite Foundation through the, which will distribute contributions to various charities the couple supported.