James Richard Walsh Jr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 31, 2008, Mr. James Richard Walsh, Jr., husband of Daisy Prince Walsh, Residence, Charleston, SC. Mr. Walsh was born on September 10, 1930 in Buffalo, NY the son of Martha Marie Welsh Walsh and James R. Walsh, Sr. He graduated from Canisius High School and the Citadel Class of 1957. Mr. Walsh was the first lay Comptroller for the Diocese of Charleston and held that position for over twenty years. He also worked for Bell Telephone, Westvaco and the City of Charleston Visitor’s Center. Mr. Walsh was a U.S. Navy veteran, a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Rev. John J. Egan Council 10334, an active member of St. Joseph’s Church and received the Order of the Knight of St. Gregory. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years: Daisy Prince Walsh; his children: Barbara W. Bianchi (Tony), J. Richard Walsh, III, Ph.D. (Jennifer), Susan W. Lipsey, Michael B. Walsh, Ph.D. (Sharon), Shannon W. O’Brien, Ginger W. Reijners (Fred), Mary W. Nickle (Bruce) and Patti W. Dukes(Jamie); her sixteen grandchildren: Ed (Ashley), Nick and J.P. Bianchi; Matt, Jim, John and Josie Walsh; Lauren and Cammie Lipsey; Ben Walsh; Annie O’Brien; Sarah, Sam and Daisy Nickle; Erin and Megan Dukes as well as a brother: Thomas M. Walsh. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Walsh, Jr. are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 4, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home 1620 Savannah Hwy on Sunday evening between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058 or to Nativity Catholic School 1125 Pittsford Circle, Charleston, SC 29412. Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER, INC. 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/2/2008 Tags: 1957

Posted in:

Posted on:

Link to original obituary: