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Updated: 12/12/2013 08:00:05AM

George W. Walker

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George W. Walker, 84, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Livingston, N.J., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in New York, N.Y., to Stanley A. and Gertrude (nee O’Conner) Walker.

George served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of American Legion Post 103. He worked most of his life as a crane operator, before retiring to Punta Gorda in 1991, and became a member of Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606.

George is survived by his loving companion, Margit Sargent; three loving daughters, Lynn R. Cooke, Gail P. Walker and Jill (Anthony) DiCandia; and three grandchildren, Stephanie DiCandia, Toni-Ann DiCandia and Jimmy C. Cooke.

The family will receive friends and neighbors from 3 p.m. until funeral services at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, with the Rev. Dana A. Narring, M.Div., officiating. Graveside services will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Evergreen Cemetery in Farmington, N.J., with Army honors.

Arrangements by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory and Cemetery.

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