Lawrence J. "Casey" Walsh, 81, of West Scranton, died Monday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center. He is survived by his wife, the former Carmella Cordaro, also of West Scranton. They recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Oct. 4.
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Born July 21, 1932, in Scranton, son of the late Lawrence and Ann Marie Walsh, he proudly served in the Navy for 23 years. He had a distinguished career, serving aboard 12 different ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. He had two tours of duty in Vietnam. During his assignments in Vietnam, he served as captain of a boat connected with the Delta River Patrol Forces. He retired May 24, 1971, and continued to support the United States government as a medical equipment repair specialist, serving at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Casey enjoyed visiting casinos and loved to bowl. He enjoyed the water and spent countless hours fishing with his son and grandsons. He loved to travel and visited almost every state. He was a devoted and dedicated husband and father. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who know him.
He is also survived by his five children, Larry and wife, Linda, Binghamton, N.Y.; Philip, Scranton; John and wife, Joanie, Fredericksburg, Va.; Maryann and husband, Teddy, Marlboro, Mass.; and Rose Marie and husband, Bob, Southbridge, Mass.; 12 grandchildren, Larry, Laura Lee, Christopher, John, Philip, Marietta, Scott, Sara, Theresa, Katrina, Michael and Matthew; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Morgan, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Tucker.
The funeral will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Nicholas Chomko Funeral Home, 1132 Prospect Ave., South Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 in St. Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton, by the Rev. Sam J. Ferretti, pastor. Interment with military honors, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Lucy's Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 949 Scranton St., Scranton, PA 18504.
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Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 27, 2013