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Thomas Sheafe Walker died from cancer on April 30, 2016, at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass., with his family by his side. He was born in Boston on August 23, 1932, to Joseph Timothy Walker, Jr. and Alice Lee Walker. He and his family lived in Chestnut Hill and summered in Duxbury, Mass. He attended the Shady Hill School in Cambridge. He went on to Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University School of Engineering, Class of 1954.
In 1960, he married Anne Eiseman and they settled in Manchester, Mass. Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years; three children, Nat, married to Liane Simpson, Amy and husband, Tod Yankee, and Abby and husband, Dan Horrigan; and six grandchildren, Alex and Thomas Walker, Phil and Andy Horrigan, and Sam and Anna Yankee. He is also survived by his sister, Sally Walker Thomson of Ipswich, Mass., and his brother, Tim Walker of Westport, Conn.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life at the Manchester Yacht Club on Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Manchester Sailing Association, P.O. Box 172, Manchester, MA 01944 and to the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 1486, Manchester, MA 01944.
Gloucester Times
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