Obituary — Richard A. (Dick) Walsh

Obituary — Richard A. (Dick) WalshRichard A. Walsh
July 27, 1927 – May 15, 2020

Dick Walsh, age 92, passed away on May 15, 2020 in Walnut Creek, California.  He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 27, 1927, the son of Richard A. Walsh, Sr. and Agnes (Muleady) Walsh.

Dick was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII in the Pacific Theater and served in the U.S. Army National Guard during the Korean War and several years after.

In 1953, he married Lucille (Lucy) Mesenburg at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Richmond.  They moved to Concord and established their permanent home there.  They had 11 children together and were married 53 years before Lucy passed away in 2006.  He then married Ritamarie Sustek in 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Walnut Creek.

Dick was the owner of Walco, a drywall construction business for over 60 years.  He was a faithful and active member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Clayton, where he served as an usher and was a member and former President of the Parish Council.

Dick was active in Little League baseball for over 40 years.  He served as Chief Umpire and President of Clayton Valley Little League and was District 4 Assistant Administrator.

He is survived by his wife, Ritamarie, and 10 children, Susan Walsh, Richard A. (Jill) Walsh Jr., Ann (Ron) Rudd, Mary (Martin) Kersey, Elizabeth (Bob) Mason, William (Cindy) Walsh, Joseph (Dina) Walsh, Daniel (Lori) Walsh, Timothy (Chris) Walsh, and Sarah Walsh, step-sons Robert (Cindy) Sustek, and Richard (Kimberly) Sustek, a sister, Janet Dihl, and sister-in-law, Jean Walsh.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille, son Patrick, brother Thomas, and sister Marnie Enright.

Grandpa Walsh was dearly loved by his 54 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren, and always looked forward to their visits.

A Memorial Mass will be on June 10, 2021 at St. Bonaventure Church. Check with the church for the time.