Former Greenport resident William W. Walden of Hanover, VA passed away Feb. 27, 2016.
Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War where his tour of duty took him around the world twice. He spent two years in Morocco supervising the tracking of Navy ships. Upon returning to the states, he was employed by Ericsson Inc. at Kennedy Airport where he supervised the department of computer research. When Ericsson relocated to Texas, Bill retired and went to work for White’s Hardware Store in Greenport for almost 20 years and loved every minute of it. His customers were his friends.
In 2004, he was reunited with his high school sweetheart, Maureen Kearney McDermott and they would have been married for 11 years on March 3. They resided in Founder’s Village in Southold until relocating to Hanover, Va. in 2015.
Bill enjoyed woodworking and created many beautiful pieces. Two of his ship’s clocks can be seen in Skipper’s in East Marion and Soundview Restaurant in Greenport.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Harriet Scott Walden and George Walden and his siblings, Elsworth, Lillian, George, Leroy and Robert Walden.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen and his stepchildren Lawrence, Glenn, Gail and Diane and their spouses and children, as well as his sister Margery Taylor of Patchogue, and his many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in April and the arrangements will be in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.