Meadville Tribune

September 16, 2013

Thomas (Earl) Walker

Meadville Tribune

EDINBORO — Thomas (Earl) Walker, 88, of Edinboro, formerly of Templeton, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Edinboro Manor.

He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Garretts Run, Armstrong County, to Louis F. and Laura E. Smail Walker.

Earl lived in Armstrong County until he was 45, moving to Meadville in 1970 where he worked at PPG Industries, Meadville plant, as a foreman. He honorably served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II. Earl was of the Protestant faith and he enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards.

He will be deeply missed by son, Michael Walker and fiancée, Darlene; stepson, Gary McClellan and wife, Betsy, of Meadville; stepdaughter, Cynthia Arnemann and husband, David, of Fairview; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Loretta (Joy) Walker, whom he married Dec. 23, 2000, and who died April 3, 2013.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Additional visitation will be held from noon until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 515 N. McKean St., Kittanning, on Thursday, with the Rev. Richard L. Molgard officiating.

Burial will follow at Cochran Cemetery, Templeton.

Memorial contributions may be made in Earl’s honor to Vernon Central Hose Company, 16589 McMath Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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