Robert Harmer Walsh 1922 ~ 2011

Robert Harmer Walsh, 88, passed away in Orem, Utah, on January 25, 2011, from complications of kidney disease and diabetes. Born, September 12, 1922, to John Robert and Isabel Harmer Walsh, he grew up in Farmington, Utah. During World War II he served in the armed forces as a waist gunner on a B-17. He married Arlene Andrew on October 4, 1944, in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death. He graduated from Brigham Young University and obtained a Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1951. He then moved with his family to Ohio, where he was a research chemist for PPG Industries until his retirement. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings in Akron, Ohio, including, bishop, stake patriarch and sealer in the Columbus Ohio Temple. He and his wife found great joy in serving three senior missions to Ireland, New Zealand and the Ohio Cleveland-Akron Mission. Survivors include a sister; his two sons and three daughters and their spouses; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A family memorial service will be held on January 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Funeral services will be held on February 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 735 N. Revere Road, Akron, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Church's Perpetual Education Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at