Dr. William Kevin Walsh, 51, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021.
Kevin was born in Detroit, Michigan, and lived in Naperville, Illinois, during his formative years. He is a graduate of Indiana University and Southern Illinois University Medical School. He arrived in Roanoke, Va., in 2001 to complete his medical training and residency program with Carilion Clinic.
Upon completion of his residency, he and his two life-long practice partners, Dr. John Harding and Dr. Chris Keeley started their own OB/GYN practice. He finished the last 11 years of his career as an OB/GYN with Lewis Gale Medical Center as well as being the medical director of the Blue Ridge Women's Center for 14 years.
Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Michael and Anna Ossick, Dr. William and Eleanor Walsh, and his father-in-law, Mark Weaver.
He is survived by his wife, Hillori Walsh; his children, Margaret, William, and Alexander; his stepchildren, Ethan and Ellie; his parents, William and Patricia Walsh; his mother-in-law, Cynthia Baker; and his brother, Robert; Robert's wife, Jaime, and their two children, Katherine and Robert. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
How can you possibly sum up the life of one man in a few words? Kevin had an impact on many. During his career as a physician, he delivered over 3000 babies and helped numerous families, he was often the calm in a hectic storm. He was a skilled surgeon. But mostly, he was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He did not like the spotlight, he was humble.
He loved to help others, putting many ahead of himself, not to gain praise, but just to help. He never met a stranger and would be the first to share in a laugh. He often said, "It's just as easy to be kind." He lived by that motto. He was kind. He was generous. He loved to create memories whether it was sailing, skiing, large holiday gatherings, going on adventures or vacations, Kevin loved to be surrounded by his family. Kevin lived for his family. He left the world a better place. He will be missed forever, but his memory will be carried on with his family and all the children he helped bring into this world.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Oakey's South Chapel.
The family would like to ask in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Kevin's honor to the Blue Ridge Women's Center at 5034 Williamson Road, NW, Roanoke, VA 24012, (540) 362-4257.
Arrangements entrusted to Oakey's Funeral Service - South Chapel, Roanoke, Va., (540) 989-3131. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oakeys.com
Published by Naperville Sun on Nov. 7, 2021.