WALLS, JOHN EDWARD 81 - passed on peacefully into the Arms of His Lord on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Veterans Home of Yountville, CA. John was born in Atlantic City on July 4, 1931, son of the late Catherine and Edward Walls of Ventnor. John graduated Holy Spirit High School Class of 1949 and after receiving offers for baseball scholarships from various colleges, and even being drafted by a Major League Baseball team, decided to attend Drexel University for a year, followed by two years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. John completed his education at LaSalle University and upon graduation went to work as an Engineer and Physicist for NAFEC in Pomona, NJ for a period of 30 years, retiring in 1989. John loved fishing, hunting, woodworking, his travel across the country with Betty, and his Irish music. John is survived by his beloved wife Betty of Windsor, CA. Also surviving him are his three sons, John Walls, Robert Walls, and Steven Walls (Heather) and two much loved grandchildren, Morgan and Owen Walls. John is also survived by his 4 stepchildren, Frank, Paul (Kathy), Patty McSorley and Maureen (Ed) Brady and 12 step-grandchildren, all who loved their "Pop Pop" deeply. Finally, John is survived by four brothers, Joseph (Janet), Thomas (Roseann), Daniel (Helen) and Jim (Loretta) Walls and sister-in-law Kathie Walls, as well as many nieces and nephews, all who will miss him dearly. John is pre-deceased by his brother, Edward Walls. Private services in Windsor will be held at a later date for John. A memorial service in his memory will be held in South Jersey in the spring of 2013. Please make any memorial donations to The Veterans Home of California, P.O. Box 1200, Yountville, CA 94599 c/o Shelly, RN, Memory Unit. Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel, 707-545-3747.
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Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Jan. 10, 2013