Robert H. Walker ’43

Robert H. Walker ’43 died on March 13, 2015, in Yarmouth, Maine.

(The following appeared in The Times Record in March):

Robert Harris Walker, 92, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Bay Square in Yarmouth. He was born July 15, 1922, in Brunswick, Maine, and was the second son of Mildred and Howard Walker.

He is predeceased by an older brother, Howard Walker Jr.

Robert graduated from Brunswick High School and Bowdoin College. After college he entered the Army, serving as First Lieutenant in the European theater. He married the love of his life, Eunice Perkins, on May 3, 1943, and enjoyed a long and happy marriage until her death in 2006.

After attending Harvard Law School for one year, he dropped out and chose the real estate field. He returned to Maine in 1952 and started building custom homes. He pursued a long career as a home builder in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. He proudly converted a cow barn into his home and raised his family there.

In his later years, Robert enjoyed playing golf at Portland Country Club in Falmouth, Maine, and at the Meadows in Sarasota, Fla. He was a well-known figure taking his daily walk to Town Landing Market t in Falmouth, Maine, to purchase his favorite lunch — a lobster roll and whoopie pie.

Robert is survived by his children, Nancy Robinson of Windham, Maine, and Sally Berry ofFairbanks, Alaska. He is predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Walker. His grandchildren are Blaine Robinson of Patterson, NY, Graham Robinson of Windham, Maine, Kristen Walker, Erica Walker and Katherine Walker of Portland, Maine. Greatgrandchildren are Xander Robinson and Levi Robinson of Patterson, NY, and Evelyn Robinson and Griffin Robinson of Windham, Maine, and Wesley Walker of Portland.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

Donations in Robert’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine. The family wishes to thank the staff of Bay Square in Yarmouth for their loving care. Life Choice Hospice in Scarborough provided end of life comfort care.