Ralph J Walker obituary 1945~2021


Mr. Ralph J Walker, 75, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Quincy Village in Quincy, PA.

Ralph J Walker
Ralph J Walker

Born November 7, 1945 in Mount Pleasant, PA, he was the son of the late Ralph and Clara Walker.

Ralph was a proud Marine that served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. While in the Corps he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and two Purple Hearts during his overseas service.

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He and his wife of over 43 years, Barbara (Newcomer) Walker, were married on November 12, 1977, in Leitersburg, PA.

Ralph worked most of his career at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg PA followed by Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD as a warehouse operator and also just prior to retirement at Sun Products Company in Baltimore, MD as a forklift operator.

He was a member of the William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 in Waynesboro and he was also a member of the Freemasons.

Ralph loved to spend his time riding his Harley on the open road, hunting deer in the woods, or working with is hands doing woodworking, carpentry and construction projects.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by his son Brian Walker, with his wife Cassandra along with his grandchildren William and Lily of Fairfield, CT; and two sisters, Carolyn “Pooge” Riggs of Ligonier, PA; and Tammy Huntsberry of Chambersburg, PA.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Shirley “Chip” Kinsey and his brother, William Watson II.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro, with Pastor Don Conley officiating.

Burial will follow at Burn’s Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

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

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ralph Walker’s name to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, PO Box 98, Annville, PA 17003 or at paveterans.org.

Online condolences can be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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