Walter Walley

Walter Walley, 83, of Morgan Hill, Calif., died Aug. 4, 2010, following a stroke. A native of McMechen, West Virginia, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earned an AA degree and moved to California where he worked as a heavy duty mechanic for Granite Construction Co. in Watsonville for 35 years. Walter, better known by his nickname, Barney, was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 3 and loved all sports, especially baseball and fishing. He is survived by Viola Matranga Walley, his wife of 58 years; son Wayne Walley and his wife, Donna, of LeClaire, Iowa; daughter Joan Walley of Morgan Hill; grandson Jason Barr, his wife Mary and great grandchildren Viktoria and Xavier Barr of Roseville, Calif.; and sister Mary Walley Krysty of Wheeling, West Virgina. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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