Gloria J. Walker, born to Evelyn (Keane) and John A. Locker of Queens, NY passed away peacefully at her home in Yonkers, NY on December 24, 2022. She was 93.
She was predeceased by her parents, as well as her beloved husband of 56 years, Justin C. Walker, MD. She is survived by daughter Susan and son-in-law Michael Shepherd, daughter Patricia A. Walker, MD , son William Walker (Pathfinder Village), son John Walker and daughter-in-law Ellen. She is also survived by her grandchildren David and his wife Olivia Shepherd, Jennifer and her husband Hunter Giles, Allison and her husband Benjamin Wells, and Justin Walker. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Frank Shepherd, Melody, Liam, and Charlie Wells.
Gloria graduated from Our Lady of Wisdom Academy in Ozone Park and then attended St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in NYC, graduating in 1950. While working at St. Vincent’s, she met and later married surgical resident, Justin C. Walker. They resided in Yonkers, NY.
Gloria’s life joy was raising her children there and also devoted her time to the Women’s Auxiliary, volunteering at St. John’s Riverside Hospital, The American Cancer Society and her Garden Club . She and her husband were also dedicated
supporters of The Pathfinder School in Edmeston, NY and The 42nd Rainbow Division Veteran’s Association and their Families.
In her 93 years, she lived a life dedicated to family and service. She left a living legacy of kindness and generosity to others. The family would like to express sincere thanks to all those friends and neighbors who extended their support and good wishes.
In particular, special appreciation is extended to Dr. Gwen Engelhard & Cynthia Cooper, The Suttlehan Family, Dr. Joseph Vozzolo and Dr. Maria Berdella McCarthy. Their devoted care and concern will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed by all her dear friends and family.
Visitation at The Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, 20 Cedar St. Bronxville, NY, between the hours of 2pm-5pm, Monday, January 2, 2023.
Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:45am at St. Joseph’s Church in Bronxville, NY. Internment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Families and Friends Supporting
Cystic Fibrosis Care (CF Care)
c/o Dr. Gwen Engelhard
55 East End Ave Suite 14D
NY, NY. 10028