Robert Emmett “Judge” Walsh

Robert Emmett “Judge” Walsh

Birth
Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Feb 1997 (aged 94)
Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Burial Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Plot Catholic Section 4, Lot 11
Memorial ID 83485785 · View Source
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February 4, 1997

R. Emmett Walsh

CLIFTON - Visitation for R. Emmett ''Judge'' Walsh, 95, of Clifton, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton, where the rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peters Catholic Church, Clifton, where he was a member. The Rev. Lee Bacchi will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Clifton.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He died Monday (Feb. 3, 1997) at Central Hospital, Clifton, following a short illness.
Mr. Walsh had been a substitute teacher and was retired from David Bradley Inc.
He was a life member of the Clifton Lions Club.
''Judge'' Walsh was a noted gardener in the Clifton area. For many years he nurtured huge gardens and gave away the produce to family and friends. He picked up the ''Judge'' nickname at a town meeting in mid- 1920s when he was appointed justice of the peace of Milks Grove Township. He served in that capacity for 12 years.
He was born July 2, 1902, in Milks Grove Township in Iroquois County, the son of Robert and Clara Munger Walsh.
His wife, the former Lillian Ollie Mathew, whom he married Feb. 21, 1924, in Clifton, died Oct. 10, 1972.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald and Helen Walsh of Burleson, Texas, James and Barbara Walsh of Bourbonnais, Jerome ''Romy'' Walsh of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Joseph Raspolich of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Blanche Walsh of Clifton, Marion Malone of Kempton; a special companion, Ms. Elaine Oderwald of Clifton; 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sons and three brothers.


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"JUDGE"
R. EMMETT WALSH
JULY 2, 1902
FEB. 3, 1997
LOVED BY ALL


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  • Created by: Patricia Brown
  • Added: 15 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83485785
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Emmett “Judge” Walsh (2 Jul 1902–3 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83485785, citing Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Brown (contributor 47683654) .