Gordon L. Walsh Jr., age 92 of Ridgefield, handed away peacefully at dwelling, on August 12, 2022. He was the loving husband of Joan Oliver Walsh.
Gordon was born on September 24, 1929, in Norwalk, CT; son of the late Louise and Gordon Walsh Sr., Gordon graduated from Greenwich Excessive College and College of Missouri after which he attended the U S Military Officer Candidate College and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant within the Medical Providers department. From 1952-1954, he was assigned to the Military’s 1st Infantry Division, primarily based in Schweinfurt, Germany. Following army service, he was employed with the Aetna Insurance coverage Firm in Schenectady, NY, the place he met Joan on a blind date arrange by a former Military buddy. They married a 12 months later in June 1956 in Albany, NY.
In 1965, he and Joan relocated to Ridgefield to boost their rising household. Gordon joined along with his father, Gordon, Sr., within the Gordon Walsh Company, which Gordon, Sr. had established in 1948. A resident of Ridgefield ever since, Gordon was an actual property dealer and insurance coverage government. From the late Forties till the early 2000s, The Gordon Walsh Company was a Ridgefield Important Road landmark, positioned subsequent to City Corridor. It was typically added to work and murals detailing the middle of Ridgefield.
He served a time period as President of the Ridgefield Board of Realtors and for a few years served as a Ridgefield Rotarian. He coached little league baseball and was a long-time youth ice hockey referee. Gordon was a protracted serving eucharistic minister and a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ridgefield.
Gordon’s universe was his Household. He liked planning summer season journeys, whether or not on the seaside in New Jersey or driving throughout the nation and visiting nationwide landmarks. He additionally spent numerous hours on the sidelines or within the stands cheering his kids and later his grandchildren by all varieties of sports activities, scouting, extracurricular college occasions and actions all all through their lives. From baseball’s Little League fields within the ’60’s and 70’s, then along with his grandchildren again to Little League and soccer fields and the RHS swimming pool, RHS basketball courtroom, RHS ice hockey rink, dancing recitals, college performs, at all times cheering-on or providing a shoulder for consolation. The following technology, wherever they’re, will miss the most effective coach and cheerleader ever.
Gordon is survived by his spouse of 66 years, Joan, in addition to their seven kids: Kevin Walsh (Dina), Susan Bartolucci (Fred), Sharon Hodges (Charles), Karen Barger (Bruce), Michael Walsh (Trish), Patrick Walsh (Kathleen), Christopher Walsh (Betsy). As well as, Gordon is survived by 16 grandchildren. Along with his mother and father, Gordon was predeceased by his sister, Mary Ellen Kilcran.
A Mass of Christian Burial will probably be celebrated on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church; 55 Catoonah Road, Ridgefield. Interment will happen privately, there will probably be no calling hours.
Contributions in Gordon’s reminiscence could also be made to the Alzheimer’s Affiliation, http://www.alz.org
Kane Funeral House is in care of preparations.