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Roger W. WALKER


News Death Notice

WALKER, Roger W. of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed away on March 3, 2013. The son of Harold W. and Alma Crawford Walker, he was born on March 4, 1925 in Jamestown, New York. He grew up in Fredonia, New York and graduated from Fredonia High School, where he played trombone in the school band and developed a lifelong love of music. In 1943 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. With completion of flight training he was commissioned as a Lt. j.g. He was honorably discharged in 1945 shortly after the conclusion of World War II. He then attended Purdue University, graduating with distinction. While at Purdue he was a proud member of the Purdue Marching Band and was business manager for Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. He was first employed by the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Base in Fairborn, Ohio, where he met his wife of 62 years, Julie Zeller, who survives him. He is also survived by his sister Ann Woodcock (Hugh) of Del Ray Beach, Florida. He was later employed by Calspan Corporation (formerly Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories) in Buffalo, New York and most recently by the General Services Administration in Washington D.C., from which he retired in 1987. After retirement, he and Julie moved first to Winchester, Virginia, then Sun City, Florida and for the past 18 years they have lived in and around Peachtree City, Georgia. Roger and Julie raised five children: Wes (Diane), Kent (Jill), Jon (Helen), David - now deceased (Wendy), and Wendy Tenney (Joseph). Eleven grandchildren survive him: Kristen, Elizabeth, Jason, Ryan, Alyssa, Mariah, Eirik, Alexandra, Jonas, Amanda, and Jesse, as well as six great grandchildren. He served on the church boards of the Medway Methodist Church, Medway, Ohio and the Williamsville Methodist Church, Williamsville, New York and was active with the Medlake Lions Club in Medway and the Kiwanis Club in Falls Church, Virginia. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1 PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Medway United Methodist Church, 122 Middle St., Medway, Ohio, with funeral services at 1 PM in the church. Burial will be in Medway Cemetery. Arrangements by the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com


Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 6, 2013
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