Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 17, 2018
JOSEPH JOHN WALSH (Age 91)
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, of Bethesda, MD. Joseph Walsh
passed away peacefully in the early hours of April 15, 2018 after
a brief illness at the age of 91.
He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Catherine
Walsh and his brother Daniel.
He is survived by this wife of 67 years Nancy, his 10 children, Susan and husband Jim,
Kevin and wife Paula, Timothy, Terrence and wife Tisha, Matthew and wife Jennifer, Mark
and wife Jean, Brian, Joanne, Patrick, and Mary, grandchildren Carly, Kirsten, Kevin,
Brandon, Leif, Nate, Alyssa, and Jenna, and his sisters Honora and Ellen.
Joseph was a loving and devoted husband and father who lived in the Washington, DC
area his entire life. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes in
Bethesda since 1960. He attended Gonzaga High School (1944) and was one of the
founding members of the charitable organization the "Gonzaga 44 Club".
He served in the Navy during WWII and graduated from Catholic University with an
Joseph supported his large family with his real estate company his entire working career
dealing mainly in commercial properties and land development. Joseph was an avid sports
fan, especially of the local teams including the Redskins, Capitals, Nationals, and Maryland
Terrapins. He also enjoyed gardening and was a talented handyman when things needed
fixing around the house. He was always willing to help out when it was needed and he was
the one his family turned to when advice and guidance was needed. He will always be
missed but never away from our hearts.
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West,
Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of
Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes, 7500 Pearl St., Bethesda, MD, 20814 on
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Poor Clares
of Perpetual Adoration, at www.poorclare.org www.COLLINSFUNERALHOME.com
Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901