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George F. Walk, age 85, of Erie, passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017 at Western Reserve Healthcare and Rehabilitation. George was born in Powelton, PA., December 24, 1931, a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Laddenberger) Walk.
The family moved to Meadville in 1946. George graduated from St. Agatha's School in Meadville in 1949. After graduation, he worked for the Meadville Bread Co. as a transport truck driver. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1954, attaining the rank of corporal.
He moved to Erie in 1955 where he worked for Republic Water Heater Co. George worked for various other companies as a Semi Truck driver until he retired in 1993. He enjoyed talking to other truck drivers on his CB Radio. Each time he came home he had many stories and jokes to tell. The times he spent with his family were special to him.
He was the last remaining sibling of a family of eleven children, six sisters; Elizabeth, Mary Louise, Julia, Janet, Virginia and Frances and four brothers; Michael, Edward, William and John.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years Sylvia (D'Valle) Walk, four children; Brian Walk of Frederick, MD., Gregory Walk and his wife Deborah, their son Joshua and their grandson Kayden of Erie, Leanne Green, her husband Dale and their son Benjamin of McKean, David Walk and his wife Karen, of Erie, his step-daughter Lori Knittle and her husband Harry of Pottstown, PA., his step-son Matthew Atchley and his wife Susan, of Erie, four step-grandchildren; Lindsay Knittle, Layla Atchley, Tyler Atchley and Ava Atchley. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
George suffered with dementia for many years. He will be sadly missed.
Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St., Erie, Saturday from 2-4 and 6 until time of services at 8 p.m. officiated by Rev. Philip A. Pinczewski. Inurnment will be private at Calvary Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Western Reserve, and the thoughtful people of The VA Hospital and AseraCare who made weekly visits.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Published on November 17, 2017
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