Nov. 5, 2012
Albert L. Walker Sr., 98, of Hanover Township went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father and Pop to his family.
Albert was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 75 years, Nancy Desiderio Walker; his parents, Robert and Anna Walker; sisters, Beatrice Young, Esther Belcher; a brother, Robert Walker.
Mr. Walker was employed as a machinist for Maxon Plant and Kanarr Corporation and as plant supervisor at Valley Ordinance of Wilkes-Barre until his retirement in 1979. Albert was an active member at Lyndwood Congregational Church for many years. He was an elder, deacon and Sunday School superintendent and teacher. He was also a member of the IAH Club and the Men's Association. He was also a lay minister at Valley Crest and took great pride in being able to deliver God's Word. He was currently the oldest member at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Lee Park, where he had participated in many church activities.
Albert is survived by his three children, Albert Walker Jr. and his wife, Lorraine; Nancy Ann Walker and Marie Carchilla and her husband, Joseph, all of Hanover Township. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren, Ronald Walker and wife Mary Lou, of Bellefonte; Donna Verfin and husband Michael, Albert Walker III and wife Tammy, all of Hanover Township; Judith Ann Chintalla and husband Joseph, of Wilkes-Barre; Carla Sheeder and husband Eric, Joseph Carchilla III, Maria Carchilla Balakier and husband Michael, all of Hanover Township; 10 great-grandchildren, Katie and John Walker; Samantha Verfin Shaffern and husband Pete; Alison Verfin; Matthew, Marissa and Zachary Walker; Jeffrey and Jessica Chintalla and Joseph Carchilla IV. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Richard Huntington, Debbie Temerantz and all who assisted in his care, especially Jen.
The funeral will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. from The Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 679 Carey Ave., Hanover Township, with services at 11 a.m. in Christ United Presbyterian Church, 105 Lee Park Ave., Hanover Township, with the Rev. Anne Emery officiating. Interment will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.