Walker, Jr., Webster U.
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Webster Upson Walker, Jr., (Web), 82, of Vero Beach, FL and Southport, CT, passed away on January 21, 2014, in Vero Beach, peacefully, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on November 30, 1931. Web attended Forman School where he later became a trustee. He graduated from Vermont Academy and Rollins College. He also served in the Army and was President of the University Club in Bridgeport. Web was president of Matthews Office Supply and Furniture Company. He was on the board of the Bridgeport Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Bridgeport Hospital Board of Directors, Executive Committee and the Chairman of the Building Committee. He was also on the Board of the Easter Seals. He was very involved with the United Congregational Church and was a trustee for many terms.
Web was a devoted father, husband and active member of his communities. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and was an avid football and baseball fan, a season ticket holder for many years. His quiet acts of support, service and belief in giving opportunities to others and his earnest love of family and friends will be remembered by all.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joy K. Walker, his daughter Ann Walker Kelly, her husband Jack Kelly and their children, Virginia, Philip and Henry; his daughter Sally Walker Kelly and her children Robert, William and Helena; his son Webster Upson Walker III and his wife Lisa and their son Webster IV; his step children, Julie Hempfield, her daughter Kathryn as well as Robert Baird, his wife Lisa and their children Robert, Alison and Caroline.
He is also survived by his sisters Virginia Walker Wier of Wilmington, DE and Edith Walker Filliettaz of Vero Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his brother Harry Walker and his wife Alethea Walker and brother in laws, Robert Wier and Robert Filliettaz.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, the 22nd of February at 1:00 pm, at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street and on May 17th at 11:00 am in Bridgeport CT, at the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or a
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in Connecticut Post from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2014