Richard C. Walker, 88, of Glen Mills, a retired design engineer, died of lung cancer Wednesday, July 3, at his home.
Mr. Walker was an electromechanical design engineer who worked for more than 30 years at the DuPont Engineering Design Laboratories in Wilmington.
Born in Philadelphia's Lawndale section and raised in Fox Chase, Mr. Walker was a World War II veteran. He served with the Army Air Corps in India and the South Pacific, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. His name appears on the Veterans Wall of Honor at Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge.
Mr. Walker met Marie J. Capozzoli when both studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Country School in Chester Springs. The two were married for 62 years.