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James Walko

May 22, 1936 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

James Walko Obituary

James D. Walko, 87, of Murrysville, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023.
He was born May 22, 1936, in Pitcairn, son of the late John and Julia Walko.

Jim graduated from Duquesne University’s Pharmacy program in 1958. He owned
and operated Murrysville Pharmacy for 20 years before opening Holiday Park
Pharmacy, which he owned/operated for another 20 years before retiring in
2000. Jim joined the Murrysville-Export Rotary club in 1959 and was very active
with the club until recent years, as his health began failing. He regularly
volunteered at countless Rotary activities over the years like carnivals, chicken-a-
go-go, Halloween Parades, and multiphasic blood screenings. He was also very
involved with the fundraising for the Miracle Field. Jim was a Paul Harris Fellow
and held the positions of President, Secretary, and Treasurer before becoming
District Governor in 1979-1980. Jim enjoyed golf and spending time with friends
at Edgewood Country Club. He loved watching the Pirates and especially the
Steelers – having season tickets since Forbes Field. He was also a member of
Mother of Sorrows Parish, and a veteran of the US Air Force.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, and his brother
Richard. He is survived by his three children, Lori (Ronald) Bartolotta of Export,
PA, James R. (Bonnie) Walko of Cary, NC, and Susan (Hunter) Young of Roanoke,
VA; five grandchildren, Anthony, Zachary and Andrea Bartolotta, and Danielle and
Nicole Walko; a sister, Nadine Simpson of Manassas, VA and brother-in-law,
Harold Fundis (Frankie).
The family wishes to thank the Redstone Personal Care nurses and staff for the
excellent care they gave him while living there.

Visitation will be Monday, December 11 from 2–4pm and 6-8pm at Hart Funeral
Home, Inc., Murrysville. Parting Prayers will be on Tuesday, December 12 at
9:15am at the funeral home, followed by a 10:00am Funeral Mass at Mother of
Sorrows Parish, Murrysville. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, North

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Murrysville Export Rotary Club, c/o Treasurer, 1017 Timberwood Court, Murrysville, PA 15668. For online condolences, please visit

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December 11, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

December 11, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Parting Prayers
December 12, 2023

9:15 AM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Funeral Mass
December 12, 2023

10:00 AM
Mother of Sorrows Church
4202 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668


Murrysville Export Rotary Club, c/o Treasurer
1017 Timberwood Court, Murrysville PA 15668


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