Richard H. Walsh, 77, builder

Richard H. Walsh
Richard H. Walsh
Posted: February 01, 2014

Richard H. Walsh, 77, of Bryn Mawr, a self-employed builder, died Sunday, Jan. 26, at Lankenau Hospital of an infection.

Mr. Walsh was owner-operator of Walsh Construction Ltd., based in his home. It was incorporated in 1975 and handled various projects, including custom single-family homes and spec houses, single-family dwellings constructed by a builder in anticipation of finding a buyer. Custom homes are based on the buyer's input.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Walsh grew up on Long Island and joined the Army out of high school. He served as a paratrooper.

After graduating from Villanova University's School of Business in 1960, he worked for Haskins & Sells in New York City. The auditing firm later became part of Deloitte & Touche.

A certified public accountant, Mr. Walsh moved to the Main Line when he was hired as a controller for a real estate firm in the late 1960s.

He enjoyed golf and tennis, and was a member of the Radnor Racquet Club and the Main Line Builders Association.

His passion in life was watching and fostering the development of his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Elaine M. Harley; daughters Kimberly Mehr, Linda Rupli, and Tara Karbiner; a son John Patrick; 13 grandchildren; and two brothers.

A 9 a.m. visitation Saturday, Feb. 1, will be followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Colman's Catholic Church, 11 Simpson Rd., Ardmore. Interment will be private.

Donations may be made to Lankenau Medical Center Development Office - Heart Pavilion, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., MOB East, Suite 564, Wynnewood, Pa. 19096.


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