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William T. Walsh

Obituary for William T. Walsh

October 10, 1920 - October 23, 2019
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 99

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle and Friend


William T. Walsh, 99, of Rocky River and lifetime resident of the west side of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019. William was born October 10, 1920 in Cleveland to Sylvester and Freida (nee Walter) Walsh.
William graduated from LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL in 1938 and from MIAMI UNIVERSITY in 1942 with a BS in Business. After graduating William served his country during WWII in the US 8th Army Air Corp and was stationed in England. He worked as an accountant for Wright Patterson AFB, Price Waterhouse, US Steel, The Schuemann-Jones Co, Brush Beryllium, Highway Products and Pyronics, Inc.
William was a faithful member of 8th Church, West 25th Street Cleveland and most recently the Church of Redeemer United Church of Christ in Westlake.
William loved to share his baritone voice, and sang at hundreds of family, friends and others weddings. He was also a guest soloist at many local churches. He sang with The West Shore Choral, Baldwin Wallace Community Choir and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. He traveled with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus on several concert tours to Europe and Great Britain.
William loved to cheer on his hometown sports teams, collect stamps and coins, and dance with his sweetheart wife, Elsa.
Survived by his children, Trevor M. Walsh (Rosemary) of Tumwater, WA, Terance R. Walsh (Linda) of Oregon, OH, Tyrone W. Walsh (Lynn) of Fairview Park, OH, Todd C. Walsh (Christine) of Thorton-Le-Clay, York, UK and Glynis E. Sapp (Gary) of Columbia Station; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Elsa (nee Robotham); sister Wilma (Lawrence) Ross; and parents.
Memorial contributions may be forward to Kindred Hospice 4401 Rockside Rd., Suite 214, Independence, OH 44131 or Alzheimer's Association 23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 11:00 at the Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ 23500 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Interment will follow at the Elmhurst Cemetery.

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  • Kindred Hospice
    4401 Rockside Rd.
    Suite 214
    Independence, OH 44131
  • Alzheimer's Association
    23215 Commerce Park
    Suite 300
    Beachwood, OH 44122

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