Garth W. Walker, age 89 years, a long-time area resident of Athens, passed away on September 2, 2021, at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, N.Y. Garth was born on January 3, 1932, in Statesville, N.C., and was the son of the late George and Nettie (Hartness) Walker. Besides his parents, Garth was predeceased by his brothers Philip and Philip’s wife Edith, David Walker, Charles Walker, Joseph Walker and his wife Virginia, his sisters Mary Norville and her husband Keith, and Margaret Winters and her husband John, his sister-in-laws Jean Oropallo and Antoinette Oropallo, and his brother- in -law Carl Fritz, Sr. During Garth’s lifetime, he proudly served his country in The United States Army, from 1953-1955. He was a member of The American Legion Post - 187, The Athens Volunteer Fire Dept., The Brady V.F.D., The Paddock Club, The Teamsters Local 807, The Royal Order of Blue Vest of The Hudson Valley, The Fire Police Association of The State of N.Y., The Fire Police Association of Greene Co., H.V.F.A., H.M.V.F.A. Garth was employed as a truck driver for The Teamsters Union -807 L.I.C.M. Garth is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Marie Walker, three sons Gregory Walker, Thomas Walker and his wife Elena and Joseph Walker and his wife Irene, sister-in-laws Thelma Walker and Joann Walker, brother-in-law Clement Oropallo, his twin grandchildren Nicholas and Jessica Walker, and his granddaughter Sarah Walker, and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon Street, Athens, N.Y., on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Firematic services will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home, and prayer services will be held at 6:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Entombment will be held at The Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y. at 11:00 A.M., with prayers and Military Honors on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Athens Volunteer Fire Department, or to The American Legion Post -187 Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.
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