OBITUARY: William E. Walker Jr., 94

William E. Walker Jr. died peacefully on Feb. 15, 2023, at the age of 94.

Bill was a lifelong resident of Medford. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his master’s degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University, where he later taught classes in engineering.

William E. Walker Jr.

He worked for many years at Badger Engineering, which became a division of Raytheon, making lifelong friendships with his colleagues.

Bill served in the U.S. Army, 2nd Armored Division, during which time he was stationed in Germany and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe.

Among his happiest times were the summers Bill spent at the family cottage in Marblehead. He loved sailing and racing his Day Sailor with the help of his brother, Dick, and other family members.

Bill was recently predeceased by his sister, Janice, and is survived by his brother, Dick; sister-in-law, Nancy; and his beloved nieces and their families: Amy and Dave Martin, Stephanie and John Jennings, and Allison and Andrew Chader. They brought great joy into his life.

He also took great pleasure from his grand-nieces and nephews and followed their activities with great enthusiasm.

Because the nieces, as toddlers, had trouble pronouncing his name, Bill became lovingly known to the family as “Uncle Boo.” Godspeed, Uncle Boo!

In accordance with Bill’s wishes, a family burial service will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 S. Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118; 617-427-5200.

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