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Francis Walsh

Francis E. Walsh

Wednesday, March 16th, 1938 - Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Obituary

Francis Earl Walsh, 81, of Hampstead, MD, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover, PA. Born on Mar. 16, 1938, Francis was the son of the late Arthur Robert Walsh and Carol Winifred Earl Walsh. He was the beloved husband of Clara Louise Hendrix Walsh for 61 years.

Music was an important part of Francis’s life. In fact, he and Clara first met in 1954 at a church music program, where he played saxophone and she played piano. They continued playing their instruments at Shiloh United Methodist Church, where he was a lifelong member. He was also a member of the Alesia Band. Their home had a varied score—religious, classical, jazz, gospel, opera, country—and all five children learned to read music and play at least one instrument. Photography was another passion: Francis took pictures with his Nikon whenever he could, sometimes exasperating his children (now a fond memory). Home slide shows were a common occurrence back in the day, as were soccer and baseball in the front yard.
Francis spent most of his life driving a truck and was easily recognizable in his yellow and red Peterbilt. He switched out his truck cap for a beret when chauffeuring individuals in his Mercedes. Regardless of what he was doing, he was happiest when he was connecting with people. He loved his family with all his heart and blessed the lives of all he encountered. His eyes frequently filled with tears of compassion or of gratitude.
Francis studied the Bible and dedicated his life to service. He was a Past Worshipful Master of Lebanon Lodge 175, a Past Patron of Lebanon 108 Order of the Eastern Star in Manchester, and a member of the Scottish Rite.

Surviving Francis are his daughters, Carol A. Walsh of Parkville, MD and Carmen M. Walsh of York, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Nicholas E. and Donna Walsh of Parkville, MD and Ivan G. and Wendy Walsh of Newport, TN; granddaughter, Catrina Walsh; grandsons, Alex and Shane Walsh; great-granddaughter, Hannah; sister, Winifred O’Connor; brother, Merritt Walsh; stepmother, Susie Rill Walsh; and stepsiblings, Tom Walsh, Jim Walsh, Loretta Speck, Becky Walsh, Dave Walsh, Steve Walsh, Christy Walsh, and Cindy Shank. He was predeceased by his son Eric Andrew Walsh, stepbrother Arthur Richard Walsh, and cousin Ralph Walsh.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., with the Masonic rites performed at 3 p.m. followed by the Eastern Star service; and Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead. The family will also receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 17, starting at 10 a.m., prior to the 11 a.m. service at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3100 Shiloh Road, Hampstead. The Rev. Barbara Allen will officiate, and Francis’s niece Ashley will deliver the message. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers, to Shiloh UMC (P.O. Box 577, Hampstead, MD 21074) or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.elinefh.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Eline Funeral Home Hampstead
    Address
    934 South Main Street
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    Address
    3100 Shiloh Road
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    Address
    3100 Shiloh Road
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Barbara Allen
  • Interment

    Location
    Shiloh United Methodist Cemetery
    Address
    3100 Shiloh Road
    HAMPSTEAD, MD 21074
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Deborah Alaimo

Posted at 09:47am
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your Father and Grandfather. May he rest in peace.
The Hiller Family

Raymond Smith

Posted at 11:11pm
I was his mail carrier for about 30 years. Francis was a great guy, a fair and honest fellow, he will be missed. We send our deepest sympathy to Clara and family. Raymond & Dot Smith
MD

Mike Daugherty

Posted at 08:36am
So sad to learn of Cousin Francis' passing, he was a kind, caring and thoughtful gentleman.
In the summer of 1979, Francis and Clara allowed me to be a part of their water "bidness", filling pools in the area. Early in the morning I would go the truck and on the seat I would find my jobs for the day, written by Clara and placed there by Francis for me to find. At the end of the day I would go to Francis' and Clara's home and turn in my receipts, drink some tea and chat. It was a great time in my life! Deb and I have over the years supported St. Judes Hospital for Children, we will make a contribution in Francis' name to this charity. Miss you, Francis...
Mike and Deb Daugherty
 

Carmen Walsh Posted at 01:30pm

Thank you for sharing and for your charitable contribution, Mike!

Carol Walsh

Posted at 11:30pm
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Harriet Fulton

Posted at 11:09pm
So sorry for your loss. Carol, May your many memories and love of your family keep your heart strong. Prayers to you all in the days to come.
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