Michael Topalian It is over sixteen years since I met Walker, and that was a lucky day for me. Since that time, I spent virtually every day in his company, and we became the closest of friends. My life will never be the same since he is gone - I absolutely admired him for his modesty in spite of his remarkable accomplishments - he was more than just good at everything he undertook, and in addition he was kind and giving in all his relationships. I believe that the pain we suffer in losing him is the price we must pay for the pleasure of having him with us for many years - for me, that was a real privilege for which I will always be thankful. Dear Walker, God bless you for the happiness you brought to my life. Requiescat in pace!
Walker, we spoke only a few weeks ago. Your love of life was such an example to those around you. Thank for all you did for my family, for the time spent in younger years. You influenced my children in positive ways and I remember you as being selfless in your service to others. I have been and always will be grateful for your friendship. Your laughter and kindness will be missed. On to new adventures my friend! Godspeed.