Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - August 6, 2010

Deaths

Charles Walker

Charles G. Walker, 98, a resident of Pilgrim Haven in Los Altos, died July 18.

He was born in Philadelphia, Penn. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

He served in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Most of his life was spent on the East Coast managing trains. He worked with three train lines: the Boston & Maine, the New York, New Haven, and Hartford, and the Penn Central.

He was honored when recognized for publication in the National "Who's Who of Executives and Professionals," loved ones said.

In 1940 he married Helen B. Walker, with whom he had a daughter. He later moved to California to be closer to his daughter, Kathy. He married Miriam Bjornson, a fellow Pilgrim Haven resident, in 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam Bjornson of Los Altos, and his daughter, Kathy Walker of Cupertino.

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