Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Robert James Walker, age 82, of Olcott, entered into rest on Monday, December 9, 2013, at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Newfane. Born August 3, 1931 in Tonawanda, NY, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Evelyn (Shartz) Walker.
A graduate of Wilson High School, he played on the 1949 six-man football team, basketball, ran track and is listed on the Wilson Wall of Fame. Robert married Hazel (Urtel) Walker on April 12, 1952, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Cambria. He served his country in the US Navy from June 9, 1953 until June 3, 1955, receiving the National Defense Service Medal. Robert was employed at NYNEX in Buffalo with Network Services second level, retiring in 1990. Robert was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and past member of the Lockport Country Club. He served his community as a Boy Scout Leader, the Olcott Fire Company and Meals on Wheels. Robert enjoyed boating, skiing and gardening. Robert and his wife, Hazel, traveled extensively and built their dream home. He had resided in Olcott for the past 57 years; previously of Wilson.
Surviving Robert is his loving daughter, Jayne (Douglas) Lloyd of Lockport; and dear son, James Walker of Tonawanda. Loving grandfather of Barrett Lloyd and Parker Siddall. Robert was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (Urtel) Walker; a daughter, Jody Siddall; and a granddaughter, Paige Siddall. Several nieces and nephews also survive Robert.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Avenue, Newfane on Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013, at 11:00 AM from St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4169 Church Road, Cambria, NY. Interment will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Cambria, NY. Memorials appreciated to the Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3121 Beebe Road, Newfane, NY 14108.
Please visit www.sherriefuneralhome.com to sign guest register.