James “Jerry” G. Walsh, age 80, of Upper Arlington, passed away Monday, March12, 2012. He was born December 8, 1931 to the late William and Anna Walsh.
Jerry is a Holy Family High Alumni, class of 1950. An Army veteran, He went on to serve with the 7th Infantry Division in the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 495. A former Post Commander 1971-1972, where he attained the Prestigious Award of “All- American Post Commander.” He retired as a Flight Operations Specialist from Army Aviation Support Facility #2 in Rickenbacker, OH. Jerry gave to many local and national charities. He was supportive, loving, and humorous.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Mary Walsh; siblings, Patrick, Richard, and Thomas Walsh. He is survived by his loving daughters, Marla Walsh, Janis Walters, and Janet (Richard) Hart; sister, JoAnne Coughlin; grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica, Jared, and William; special friends, Lynn Coriell, Judy Swies, and Chris Barton; beloved companion, Jett; and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2pm-4pm on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL 1740 Zollinger RD.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm Friday. In lieu of flowers, Jerry suggests, “Do a good deed for a friend in need,” or offer contributions in his memory to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Dr., Columbus, OH 43214. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Jerry.