Francis James Walsh, Jr., 93, of Center Township, Butler, died Sunday morning, September 6, at his home with his daughter, Colleen, by his side.
Born July 28, 1927, in Butler, he was the son of the late Francis James Walsh, Sr. and Margaret (Linehan) Walsh. He married Jacqueline Marie Bartlett on April 30, 1949 in Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Walsh was a graduate of Boston College. He worked for and retired from Bank of America as Vice President in the Marketing Department.
He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Sargent Bay, at NTC Sampson, NY, and on the USS Saginaw Bay. He was a member of the American Legion in Lyndora.
He enjoyed golfing and formerly was active at the Grove City Country Club and the Armco Golf Club. He was an avid runner and completed the Pittsburgh Marathon in his 70's. He passed his love for running on to his daughter and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, talking with people, and walking the trails around Butler with his dogs, Ranger and Copper. He was a member of the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Jacqueline, his brothers, Douglas and Jack, his sisters, Marilyn and Peggy, and his son, Patrick John Walsh, Sr. Surviving are a daughter, Colleen Marianne Walsh Ryan, a daughter-in-law, Terrie Mae Renninger Walsh Hale and husband Sam, grandchildren James Joseph Ryan, Andrew James Ryan and wife Kate, Patrick John Walsh, Jr. and wife Jayme, Lindsey Marie Walsh Brown and husband Jeffery. And great grandchildren Devon Austin Kurschinske, Kaitlyn Marie Brown, Jared Austen Harvey, Savannah Marie Brown, and Tristan Jeffery Brown, and many nieces and nephews.
WALSH - There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler. Entombment will follow at the Calvary Mausoleum. Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.
Donations in memory of Francis James Walsh, Jr. can be made to the Butler County LIFE Program, the Butler VA Medical Center on Duffy Road, or Armstrong County HomeMakers.
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