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William J. Walker

  • On June 8, 2020
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William J. “Pap” Walker, age 83 of Finleyville, PA passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA September 2, 1936. William proudly served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War and worked as an electrical engineer in the lighting industry.

He is the beloved husband of Barbara (Allebach) Walker; loving father of Sharon (Richard) Brutt, Michael (Carlos Carrero) Walker, John (Mary) Walker, Barbara (Jim) Brutt, Kim (Rodney) Tufts and Patrick (Rebecca) Walker; brother of Donald (Nancy) Fox and the late Bruce (Wally) Fox and Gary Fox. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

William was an avid bowler and Pittsburgh Steeler fan, but his true love was harness racing. Locally he enjoyed the Meadows Racetrack and annually he loved attending the running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont New York. He will be dearly missed by everyone.

Inurnment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with military honors. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook.

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Patrick Walker
  • Jun 8 2020
Forever Loving and Missing you, Daddy. You kept me going when several times I was ready to give up on life. Nobody will ever know what you meant to me, not only as a father but the man who no matter my faults, my disability, whether anyone liked me or thought I was worth anything you always where there to catch me when I stumbled in life. I will live everyday trying to be a better man and the kind of son you knew I could be. I may not have any friends anymore, or family who like me, but I will not be discouraged by them. I will talk to you everyday. Thank you for all the yrs we had together and the memories I will never forget Dad. All the Christmases you always made special going to the track to riding that 1st roller coaster of the day with you at Kennywood all those years 2nd Sunday in July. Watching the Steelers win or lose and Horse Racing the casino and many others. Even when you knew I did wrong but were there because no matter what you loved me. I will forever keep these in my heart and mind Daddy. When I need a release and to talk I know you'll be there like always, now only in spirit but that spirit is very strong. I will always love and miss you, Patrick P.S. It might be a while but I will see you again Dad.
Linda
  • Jun 15 2020
To the Walker family.. My sincere condolences.. may your beloved rest in peace and may you be graced with wonderful memories that will last a lifetime! Sincere wishes from a friend of Michael & Carlos...Linda
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