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Frederick R. Walsh

February 26, 1934 — July 2, 2017

Frederick R. Walsh (Fred, Bob, Fred-Bob), 83, of Batavia passed away July 2, 2017 at Premier Genesee Nursing Facility after a short illness. He was born February 26, 1934 in Auburn, New York to the late Frederick and Philomeana (Rafferty) Walsh

Mr. Walsh is preceded in death by an infant son Sean Walsh; son Donald Hibsch; son-in-law Paul Donnelly; brother-in-law Jack Spencer; sisters Judith Merrill and Bonita Glosson.

Bob was a 1951 graduate of Attica High School where he joined the newly created wrestling team, and was a member of the glee club. Bob attended Alfred College for a short time before joining the United States Air Force on February 4, 1953. Fred was an airplane mechanic, achieving the rank of Airman First Class before his honorable discharge on June 19, 1956.

Mr. Walsh joined the NY State Police on April 2, 1962 and was a graduate of the Seventy-Third Session of the New York State Police Academy. He spent the next 22 years as a State Trooper till retiring on April 26, 1984. Fred worked for ARAL Security in Buffalo, NY as Court Security Guard for 17 years before retiring on June 15, 2001.

Bob loved spending time with his childhood sweetheart, Marge, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, singing, reciting limericks, poetry, bird watching, and watching the news and sports on TV, especially the Yankees. Bob’s humor, quick wit and smiles will be greatly missed by all who knew him. **143**

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Margaret (Dunham), children Cathy (Carm) Carmestro, Connie Donnelly, Robin Watts (Walt Murray), Jeffrey (Sherry) Walsh, Timothy (Beth) Walsh, Ronald (Nancy) Hibsch, John (Nancy) Hibsch, Edward (Laurie) Hibsch, Paul (Christy) Hibsch; daughter-in-law Lynette Hibsch; siblings Marilyn Spencer, Patricia (Mark) Schweikhard; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Badge of Honor Association, PO Box 30735 Rochester, NY 14603. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to sign a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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