Delia Pagan Walker was born in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY on May 7, 1932 to Arcadio and Pura Pagan. Arcadio and Pura immigrated from Puerto Rico and met and married in Brooklyn. They became US citizens, living long and happy lives themselves. Delia was their only child and the light of their lives.
Delia attended college at Radford College in Radford, Virginia, where she met her future husband, John Earl (Jack) Walker from McDonald, Ohio. Jack was training at the Radford Arsenal, before deploying to Korea during the war. He preceded Delia in death in 1994.
She passed away gently and peacefully at the Eastgate Carespring Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 28, 2020.
Her positive attitude, despite losing her sight years ago, has encouraged many and will be remembered fondly. She has lived in McDonald and Girard, OH, Charlotte, NC, and most recently in Cincinnati, OH since 2008. Things that brought her joy were bingo, short jokes she could remember and share to cheer others, ANYTHING sweet (especially butterscotch candy & chocolate tootsie pops), stories of people being unexpectedly or heroically kind to each other, speaking Spanish with staff & friends, visits from family and friends, and the color purple.
She is survived by her three children, Jaclynn Walker Lewis of Indianapolis, IN, Vicki Walker Unterreiner of Cincinnati, OH, and Rob Walker of Dillsboro, IN. She also leaves three grandchildren, Michael (Jewel) Pfaffroth of Richmond, VA, Chris (Heidi) Pfaffroth of Santa Clara, CA, and Andrea Walker of Cincinnati, OH, along with two great-grandchildren. Her great-nephew, Allen DuBois, lives in Port Saint Lucie, FL.
There will be no Celebration of Life Service for Delia, due to the recent Coronavirus situation. In lieu of that remembrance, please be kind to one another and support the causes that are dear to your heart.