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Norman L “Buzz” “Bus” Walker 1943-2024

Mr. Norman L “Buzz” “Bus” Walker, 80, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 in his home following a courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Norman L “Buzz” “Bus” Walker
Norman L “Buzz” “Bus” Walker

Born November 2, 1943 in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late James Kenneth Walker who passed away in 1945 and Pauline (Brown) Walker Baker who passed away 2008. Following the death of his father when he was two years old, he was later raised by his step-father, David Allen Baker who passed away in 1986.

Mr. Walker attended Waynesboro High School.

He and his wife, the late Mrs. Sherrie Ann Walker, were married April 12, 1969. They were together for 50 years when she passed away November 12, 2019.

His career as a mechanic began by working on cars at Sam Pott’s Shell Station in Waynesboro where he obtained his inspection license. He went on to work at Mentzer and Reed Chrysler Garage in Waynesboro until it closed. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a mechanic at Shively Motors, Chambersburg for over 27 years. Following his retirement, Mr. Walker worked in security and maintenance at Quincy Home for a number of years.

Mr. Walker was a member of Fairview Avenue Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and watching old western movies and especially football games on his T.V. He also was an amateur Ham radio operator and was known to be quite the handyman. He treasured the companionship of his feline friends, Mittens, Socks and Toni who held a very special place in his heart.

Mr. Walker is survived by two children, Chris Walker of Sparks, MD and Lee Ann Loukopoulos and her husband, Perry of Chambersburg, PA; three grandchildren, Kyle Walker (Jacinda), Theodora “Dori” Loukopoulos and Sophia Loukopoulos; siblings, Edward Walker of Waynesboro, Audrey “Sis” Wertz of Huntingdon, PA, Kenneth Walker (Melissa) of Waynesboro, Judy Bumbaugh (Mike) of Waynesboro, June Wise (Lowell) of Lodi, NY, Ira D. “Donnie” Baker (Diane) of Waynesboro, David A. Baker, Jr. (Cathy) of South Mountain, PA and Jack D. Baker (Shelley) of Waynesboro; and a number of nieces and nephews as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor John Walker officiating.

Burial will follow in Strang’s Cemetery, South Mountain, PA.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.



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