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John F. ‘Jack’ Walsh, engineer, financial adviser, outstanding golfer

March 27, 1933 – Nov. 19, 2015

John F. “Jack” Walsh, of East Aurora, a retired engineer and financial adviser who was an outstanding golfer, died Nov. 19 in Mercy Hospital. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Amherst High School and Canisius College. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo and served in Army in the mid-1950s, stationed in Germany and Italy.

Mr. Walsh worked as an engineer for Westinghouse until the plant here closed in the mid 1980s, then became a certified financial adviser with Legend Group.

A former Williamsville resident, he was one of the area’s leading amateur golfers for many years, winning numerous championships at Glen Oak Golf Course, Elma Meadows Golf Course and in Buffalo District Golf Association competitions. He scored several holes-in-one and won back-to-back Western New York Public Links Golf Association senior titles in 1996 and 1997.

He built and flew remote controlled aircraft and was a member of the R.C. Aircrafters. He also was an avid amateur photographer and Lionel train enthusiast.

His wife of 30 years, the former Patricia Buckley, died in 1985. He was remarried in 1989 to the former Joyce Fisher.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Colleen.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. next Thursday in East Aurora Post 362, American Legion, 1 Legion Drive, East Aurora.

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