Raymond E. Walch, 88, died Oct. 21, 2012, in Palm City. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., and lived in Martin County since 1975, coming from Norwalk, Conn. He was a math teacher of grades from one through college. Before retirement, he was a national author of mathematics text books. He taught at Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College) and Florida Institute of Technology. He was a tournament level chess player. He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marion Walch of Stuart; sons, Wayne E. Walch of Southington, Conn., Frank G. Walch of Monkton, Vt., Peter D. Walch of Ellington, Conn., and Harry H. Walch of Palm City; daughter, Susan Walch of Fairfield, Iowa; brother, Harold G. Walch of Waldoboro, Maine; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice Inc. 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34994. Services: Arrangements are by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home, Stuart. A guestbook is available at www.treasurecoastseawinds.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 24, 2012