Robert “Bob” Walker, 84 years of age, of Vermilion, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Parkvue in Sandusky, following a brief illness. He was born in Lorain, on May 18, 1928, and raised in Amherst, graduating from Amherst Central High School.
Bob proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War where before returning home he contracted Polio. He was employed at Ohio Bureau of Employment Services in Sandusky for 27 years, before retiring in 1987 as an office manager. Bob was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Amherst. He was active with the church council and served as the secretary, he also taught Sunday school. Bob was an active member of the Amherst Jaycees, and previously served as President, Vice President and Secretary. He was also a member and Vice President of the North West OBES, the Disabled American Veterans of Lorain, and the Amherst American Legion Post #118.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Walker (nee Witte); his nieces and nephews, Marcia Malz (nee Walker), Terry Walker, Darrel Kurth, Duane Kurth, Mark Muska, and Scott Muska.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George E. Walker; his sisters, Dorothy Kurth, Sandra Muska; and his parents, George W. and Kathryn Dorothy Walker (nee Nahm).
Friends may call Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11 A.M. at the funeral home. The Rev. Mark Pemberton, Pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ of Amherst, will officiate. Full Military Honors will be performed by the Amherst Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Crownhill Cemetery, Amherst.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ, 582 Church St., Amherst, OH 44001; Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 or the Lorain County charity of the donors choice.