John Joseph Walsh, 77, of Boonsboro, Md., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at his home.
Born May 7, 1935, in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late David James and Helen (Moran) Walsh.
The family moved to Washington, D.C., where John graduated from Anacostia High School.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and served until October 1957 as an airman first class.
He attended college on the G.I. Bill and was employed for 30-plus years as an arborist by Gustin Gardens and Treemasters in the Maryland/Washington, D.C., area.
John moved to Boonsboro in the 1970s, where he enjoyed the peaceful town and countryside. After his retirement, John was on staff at the Keedysville Senior Center, where he transported and delivered meals to homebound seniors.
He is survived by daughter, Theresa Stallworth and husband, Dr. Mark Stallworth, of Lewisville, N.C.; son, Robert Walsh and wife, Dr. Glynis Walsh, of Old Greenwich, Conn.; grandchildren, Caitlin Stallworth, Ben Stallworth, Alex Walsh and Gretchen Walsh; his former wife, Claire Tschudy of Nashville, Tenn.; siblings, Eleanor Folk of Alexandria, Va., Helen Walsh of Suitland, Md., and Joe Walsh of Port Orange, Fla., and his dear friend of 30 years, Bernadette Raimondi.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Walsh; and his brother, David Walsh.
The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, with a funeral ceremony immediately following at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joseph P. Sheedy will officiate.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.