Barbara H. Walker
Barbara H. Walker, age 87, of Erie and Sanibel Island, FL died on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Erie, on May 8, 1927, daughter of the late Thurlow Devlin and Annette Brooks Harter. She attended Mercyhurst Prep School and graduated from Knox School in Cooperstown, NY and Syracuse University. Barbara Harter Walker was the wife of B.J. Walker who was an Executive of American Sterilizer Company. Mrs. Walker was an active participant in Community Affairs. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League, Former President of Mercyhurst College’s Carpe Diem Society, a Past Board Member of Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center and a former President and Past Board Member of the Carrie T. Watson Garden Club. She organized and was the First President of the Erie Art Museum’s Women’s Group, better known as Friends of the Art Museum. She was also active in her kids school affairs. She was President and a Board Member of West Lake Junior High School Parent-Teacher Organization. She was also a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church, the Aviation Club, Erie Club, Kahkwa Club. She and her husband enjoyed winters on Sanibel Island, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband B.J. Walker in 1997 and a daughter, Sally Keil Walker in 2012. Survivors include two sons: John Brooks Walker, of Burlington, VT and David Walker and his wife Nancy of Newry, Maine; a grandson Kyler Babcock Walker; two sisters: Mrs. Robert (Janice) Daigh of Albuquerque, NM and Mrs. Paul (Carol) Hwoschinsky of Ashland, OR and two nephews, Robert Becker and his wife Kathy of Erie and Phillip Becker and his wife Linda of CA. Calling hours were at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, on Thursday, January 29th and services were held at Wayside Presbyterian Church, 1208 Asbury Road on Friday with Reverend Keith Sundberg officiating. Memorials may be made to Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center, 2445 West 34th Street, Erie, PA 16506 or the Erie Community Foundation, 459 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16507. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.