Harry Walker II

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Harry W. Walker II
VERO BEACH, Fla.—Harry Webster Walker II, 87, died Oct. 23, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Walker was born Feb. 28, 1921 in Bridgeport, Conn. and moved to Vero Beach 38 years ago from South Port, Conn.
An Army veteran of US Navy World War II, he served in both Atlantic and Pacific Theatres enlisted as V-12; discharged as Lt. USNR.
He was a Trustee, Taft School, Watertown, Conn. graduating in 1940; Yale University, New Haven, Conn. where he graduated with a bachelor’s in 1944; 25 year member of Class of 44 Exec. Committee; member Yale Development Board; Sterling Fellow; Recipient of AYA Citation Piedmont College, Demorest, GA where he graduated as LHD with honors in 1989; Trustee for 18 years and Chairman for 5 years; The Harry W. Walker School of Business named in his honor; Erskine College, Due West S.C.; Board of Counselors. When he was in school he was a member of the Wrestling, Crew, Yale Sailing Teams and also a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity.
As a resident of Vero Beach he was active in the community being the former Director of the Rotary Club and VNA & Hospice House Foundation; Vero Beach YMCA; Alcahope (Hanley Hall) Hospital Sumaritano (Sao Paulo, Brasil); YMCA Blue Ridge Assemblies; Homeless Services Council; Community Church.
In business Mr. Walker work for the St. Regis Paper Company for 25 years, VP and GM Bates do Brasil; Managing Director, API, Durban S.A; Co-Founder and Chairman Sunsweet Fruit Inc., Director Carpenter Technology Corp.; Clint Davis Co., Marine Bank and Trust Co., Vero Beach, President of Fazenda Azulao, Sta. Caterina, Brasil, Silver Star Grove, Bulldog Equipment Leasing Corp. And The Walker Charitable Trust.
His activities and club affiliations included Chairman Camp-Younts Foundation; Trustee Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation and Ruth Camp MacDougal Trust; Trustee Harry W. Walker Charitable Trust and a member of Riomar Country Club; Coral Reef Yacht Club; Pequot Yacht Club of the Treasure Coast; Clube Nautico Olivos; Indiantown Hunt Club; Camp P.D. Hunt Club; Indian River Trap and Skeet Club; Three Score and Ten Club; ISCYRA; Society of Colonial Wars.
His hobbies included Star Sailing were he raced nationally and internationally for 70 years and he was South American Champion in 1983.
He was active in golf, photography, hunting, travel, reading, civic involvement and philanthropy.
Family members include his wife of 58 years Alethea Kunhardt of Vero Beach; daughters Antoinette Camp Walker Hamner (Mrs. George F. Jr.), Alethea Walker Overholser (deceased); two sons Harry Webster Walker III (Ellen Holland), son Gilford Buchanan Walker (Patricia Sines); ten grandchildren Virginia Camp Hamner, Geo F. Hamner III, Katherine Kunhardt Hamner, Emily Overholser Gruber, Jane Baker Walker, Webster Camp Walker, Holland Elisabeth Walker, Samuel Gilford Walker, Maude May Walker, Henry Wheaton Walker; one great-grandchild Henry A. Bostock; brother Webster U. Walker Jr.; sisters Virginia W. Weir, Edith W. Filliettaz.
A funeral service was held Tuesday at Community Church in Vero Beach.
He will be transferred to Spear-Miller Funeral Home in Fairfield, Conn., for services and entombment in Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Church, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.