PORT ALLEGANY - Alvin B. Walker, 93, of North Elm Street, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2015) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Austin, he was a son of Leon and Ethel Atkinson Walker. On Sept. 17, 1949, in Port Allegany, he married Kathryn E. Smith, who died Feb. 22, 2008. They were married 56 years.
Alvin was lifelong resident of the area and was employed by Pierce Glass Co., Port Allegany, retiring in 1983, after 33 years of service.
Mr. Walker was also a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army.
Alvin was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hiking and fishing. He hiked several local trails including the Susquehannock Trail System (85 miles) originating in Potter County.
Surviving are four daughters, Sandy L. (Richard) McGarvey, Cris M. (Dirk) Kio, Karen L. Thompson, and Sally A. (Perry) Hanchett, all of Port Allegany; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ardell Walker of Knoxville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Kathryn; a granddaughter, Denise McGarvey; a sister, Kathleen Tucker; and a brother, Clayton Walker.
Friends will be received Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard immediately following the funeral service.
Memorials can be made to a
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, 2015