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John Richard Northrup Walker
Aug. 15, 1932-Dec. 19, 2018
Palo Alto, California

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John Richard Northrup Walker (Dick), a 50-year resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 19, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Aug. 15, 1932 in Puunene, Maui. He attended Punahou High School in Honolulu and Stanford University earning a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1955. Dick was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, where he made lifelong friendships. He was married to his college sweetheart, Wanda Herrington, for 64 years. Dick served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot for 3 years. He returned to Stanford to get his MBA in 1960. Dick was a stockbrocker for over 35 years in Palo Alto. He enjoyed hiking in the Sierras and sailing on San Francisco Bay. His lifelong dream was to build his own sailboat and sail around the world. He never realized that dream, but he was able to travel the world with his wife. Dick was preceded in death by his son Chuck. He is survived by his wife, Wanda, son Ken (Yvonne), daughter Wendy (Scott) and grandsons Brett (Prianka) and Kevin.

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A memorial service will be held on Maui in January.
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In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice, Sutter Care At Home, 1700 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402.

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