Richard W. Walker, 91, of 65 Jefferson St., passed away Tuesday (June 3, 2014) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born Dec. 4, 1922, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Fred and Lelia Cassidy Walker. On Nov. 10, 1961, in the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford, he married Bonnie Nelson Walker, who survives.
He was a 1940 graduate of Bradford High School. On Nov. 25, 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 9, 1945. After his military service, he attended Edinboro State Teacher's College and received his degree in secondary education. After graduating, he became a teacher and head basketball coach at New Bloomfield High School in Lincolnville. He then returned to Bradford and worked for Dresser Manufacturing as a process engineer until his retirement in 1985.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the American Legion and the Elks Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Walker of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a son, Donald R. Walker of York; and four grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Hulme and Maxine Morgan; and a brother, Donald C. Walker, who was killed in Pilot Training School during World War II.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the McKean County SPCA, Box 113, Bradford; or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from June 5 to June 13, 2014