BAZETTA - John J. Walsh, 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Hospice House in Poland.
He was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Youngstown, the son of the late Frank and Erma Krueger Walsh.
He was a 23-year Navy veteran and was employed at Packard Electric for 19 years. He was a dedicated member of the Optimist Club of Bazetta-Cortland, an avid golfer and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He also attended Delightful Evangelical Church in Southington.
John will be deeply missed by his wife, Sheila Walsh, whom he married on Sept. 24, 1976. He also is survived by a son, Jeffery (Jennifer) Walsh of New Hampshire; a daughter, Jill Walsh of Mississippi; four loving stepchildren, James (Bonnie) Taylor of Lordstown, Tami (Gregg) Hovanic of Champion, Tina (Tracey) Parker of Lordstown and Charles Taylor of Champion; brother-in-law, James (Nancy) Raskov; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Kovach, Margret Walsh and Eileen Hochadel, and two brothers, Bobby Walsh and Thomas Trahey.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends 11 a.m. Thursday at Delightful Evangelical Church in Southington with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice House, 5908 Sharrot Road, Youngstown, OH 44512.