Obituary for John Francis Walsh, Sr.

    • Name: John Francis Walsh, Sr.
    • Home Town: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
    • Date of Death: 08/23/2019
    • Birth Place: Pottsville, PA
    • Birth Date: 11/24/1931

    John Francis Walsh, Sr., 87, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Friday, August 23, 2019.  He was born in Pottsville, PA, on November 24, 1931, a son of Joseph E. Walsh and Helen Yakabonis Walsh.  He moved here twenty-four years ago from New Jersey where he was a welder-fitter with Hoffman LaRoche.  Mr. Walsh was a wonderful father and true outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and clamming.  He was also a faithful blood donor having donated eighty-six pints.


    Surviving are his loving wife, Elizabeth Ann Luscan Walsh; sons John F. Walsh, Jr. (Deborah), Robert A. Walsh (Kathy) and Vincent J. Walsh (Grace); daughters, Kathryn L. Garrity (John), Phyllis A. Merlo (William), Diane M. Edwards, and Elizabeth J. Kleedorfer; brother, Joseph E. Walsh; sister, Kathleen Dowling; fourteen grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.


    At his request, no services will be held.In lieu of flowers, please donate to:  Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401


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