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DIED APRIL 25, 2005

George D. Walker, a retired Trico Products Corp. salesman, died Monday in Sisters Hospital after a long illness. He was 74.

A lifelong Buffalo resident, he worked for Trico from 1951 until 1991.

He served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and later was an Army Reserve sergeant.

Long active in Scouting, Mr. Walker was assistant scoutmaster of Cub Scout Pack 659 and Boy Scout Troop 659 at Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church in Cheektowaga. As a Boy Scout commissioner, he helped establish Camp Freeman. In later years, he guided various Girl Scout troops in the Kenmore-Tonawanda area.

He was a founding member of Queensmen Drum & Bugle Corps.

Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Martin; three sons, Michael D., Gary G. and Jeffrey D., all of Rochester; two daughters, Fay M. and Susan A. Keddie, both of Buffalo; a brother, Gregory D. of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 1395 Hertel Ave.


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