OBITUARY

Barrett J. Walker

October 3, 1930November 12, 2020

Barrett passed away Thursday November 12, 2020 at the age of 90. He died peacefully in his sleep after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born October 3, 1930 in Brooklyn New York, he was the son of the late Louis Walker and Sophia Julian Gompers-Walker. Barrett graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and then served as an active duty basic airman in the Air Force during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he attended Adelphi College and there met his future wife June Rose Wittenberg. Barrett went on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at New York University. Barrett and June were married in 1956 and lived in Queens New York until Barrett went to work for Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway, NJ in 1967.

Barrett was a devoted husband and father, uncle and dedicated grandparent. In the last years of his life he became a great-grandparent of two. He was an accomplished artist excelling in oil painting and pen and ink drawings. He was also a Numismatist. He loved spy novels, Broadway, classical and big band music, playing poker, and horseracing. He was a lifelong Brooklyn Dodger/NY Mets Fan and a NY Jets fan.

Barrett and June raised their family and lived in Rockaway NJ for more than 40 years. He was a member of both the Knights of Columbus and Jewish War Veterans. Barrett was proud to be an associate member of Hadassah.

Barrett is survived by his son David Walker of Rockaway, NJ, his daughter Julie Richman (Todd) also of Rockaway, NJ, his 6 grandchildren Rebecca Lory (Ross), Stacey Richman, Lauren Walker, Benjamin Fish, Jonathan Richman, and Kimberly Richman and his two great-grandchildren Jonah and Adina Lory. He also leaves behind his extended family, sister in law, Linda Thailer, nieces and nephews, Marcy Thailer (Chuck Miller), Daniel Thailer (Trudy), Jay Thailer (Ilene), and Sam Walker (Amiee), as well as grand nieces and nephews, Alexa, Ian, Dillon, Sophie, Melanie, Jordan, Evan, Rachel, Skylor and Sophia.

He was preceded in death by his wife June, his daughter Ellen Walker, his brother Calvin Walker, and his brother in law Michael Thailer, all of whom he loved dearly.

Graveside services will be held at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ at 11:00 am on Monday November 16. In keeping with the restrictions on the number of attendees at the service, remote access to service will be available upon request.

Those people wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org), or Hadassah (www.hadassah.org)

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 16, 2020

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Teri GINSBERG

November 16, 2020

lt was very nice knowing Barrett he was always kind and friendly and loved his children and grandchildren very much.
He is now with his beloved wife and daughter

Rest in Peace

Teri and Stan

Craig Richman

November 16, 2020

I am sorry that Barret passed away.

Craig Richman

November 16, 2020

Barret was a nice person. He was nice talking to me sometimes when I came over to the house. He helped me sometime. I will miss seeing him and coming over to the house. I enjoyed his company. It was nice knowing him. R.I.P.

Carol Fein

November 16, 2020

Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. I was truly sorry to read that Barry had passed away. I have many memories of the times my late husband, Bernie, and I spent with Barry and June. The first that comes to mind, as I got to know Barry, was the fact that he did beautiful calligraphy and did most of the certificates of awards for the Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah.
But Barry was married to my beloved and dearest friend, June Walker. And so....I remember the wonderful times we had on trips to Israel, trips to Hadassah Conventions and trips to the Finger Lakes area where we had such fun wine tasting and staying at a wonderful Bed & Breakfast more than one time. It was where June introduced us to Wegmans, which did not come to this area until many years later.
May the memory of Barrett Walker be for a blessing. May the extended family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

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