2018-09-13 / Obituaries

Frederick Walker

September 10, 2018


Frederick Walker Frederick Walker Frederick Eugene Walker, 84, of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Guthrie Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.

Gene was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Sayre, a son of the late Frederick R. “George” Walker and Alice Marion Strong Walker. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School, a member of the Class of 1951. Gene married the former Janice Fisk of Wilmot on Jan. 4, 1963. After graduation, he worked at Arey’s Lumber for 20 years and then went to Procter & Gamble from where he retired in 1992.

Gene loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid softball pitcher, having at the age of 60 led his son, Jim’s, softball team to the national modified softball tournament in Long Island. He was a Phillies Phanatic, having attended many many games over the years. Gene also enjoyed gardening and taking care of the birds. He loved bowling and teaching kids to bowl. He was a past president of the PA Jr. Bowling Association. Gene was also a former Jr. High basketball coach at Wyalusing High School.

Surviving are his spouse, Janice, a resident at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Walker, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, Michael (Cathi) Walker of Jersey Shore, PA, Randy (Jenny) Walker of Wyalusing, Jim (Missy) Walker of Liberty, PA, Tom (Bonnie) Walker of Raymond, WA, and his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie (Tim) Dunfee of Quakertown, PA; brother and sisterin law, David and Lois Walker of The Villages, FL; grandchildren, Kelsey, Cole, Nicole, Michael, Austin, Caleb, Alison, Savannah, Gracelyn, Justin, Brittany, JJ, Riley, Olivia, Samantha, Melanie, Morgan, Logan, Caitlyn and Kyle; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Lawrence Thomas, his former pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bradford County Relay for Life, c/o Amy Huffman PS Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in loving memory of Gene Walker.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com.

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