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John Richard "Jack" Walsh, Class of 1970

Thursday, July 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
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John Richard "Jack" Walsh of Concord NC, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the age of 71 at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Mr. Walsh was born January 9, 1943 in Boston, Mass. He was a beloved son to the late Samual and Margaret Walsh. He moved to Charlotte in 1957. John graduated from Garr-inger High School and joined the US Air Force in 1961, stationed in Florida, Texas, and two years in Japan.

 After returning from the service, he went to Belmont College and graduated with honors with a degree in Business/Economics in 1970. He then was employed with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and worked in the Claims Department as an adjuster, supervisor, and Team Claims Manager. He worked there for 29 years, and retired at age 56, and enjoyed 15 years of retirement.

He loved to fish, garden, cook, make furniture, and spend time at the beach with his family and friends. A Memorial Service was held for Jack on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2 pm at United Love Baptist Church in Midland, NC. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marguerite Walsh; son, Richard and wife Linda; sisters, Hazel Comer of Gray, GA, and Mary Jane DeLeeuw and husband John of Virginia Beach, VA.

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