John Henry Walsh, 62, passed away February 11, 2009. Survived by his beloved wife, Joy A. Paradiso; brothers and sisters, Eileen, Chick, Stephen, Charlene and Franko, all of California, and Michael of Australia; mother-in-law, Frances; brothers-in-law, Sam, Gene and Bill; and sisters-in-law, Linda, Carol and Debra. He was Uncle Johnny to numerous nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Jaelyn and Rylie. Also survived by many friends in Florida and special friend, Robert Smith. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Octavie E. Walsh; and brother, Jimmy. John was born June 25, 1946, in Worcester, Mass. John served our country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and worked for KOA for 26 years, retiring in June 2008. He loved all sports and music. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Jonathan Lewis officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. John Henry Walsh, or ‘Johnny’ as he was fondly known by his family was gifted in so many ways! He was your biggest supporter and friend!
    I will miss my ‘Big Brother’ each and every day of my life!
    Love,
    Michael G. Walsh

  2. joy i was so sad to hear of johns passing.I have great memories of john from last winter/spring with you and john at your trailer,john was one of the first people i meet at the koa 15yrs ago. he will be missed best to you doug peacock

  3. Joy,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of John. He was so loved by all the folks at St Pete KOA. There was always a smile and a ‘How are ya” from him. He always was so nice to Mom and she loved his visits. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and extend our condolences to his brothers and sisters whom he loved so dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Love Sue and Paul

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss, I really did’t know John. After hearing about John and what kind of person he was and how much you loved him, I wished, I could have got to know him. I’m sure you and everyone that knew him, will miss him very, very, much.

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