Roger L. Vanderwalker, age 82 of Gasport, entered into eternal rest on Thursday February 25, 2021 in Orchard Rehab and Nursing Facility.
He was born May 17, 1938 to the late Gurney and Lula (Blacklock) Vanderwalker and was a lifetime resident of the Gasport/Johnson Creek area. Roger graduated from Royalton Hartland Central School in 1955 and on June 29, 1957 he married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Walker. They were married for 57 years until her death in May 2015. After graduating from school he helped his dad do carpentry work. Roger and his brother Bob, were owners of Vanderwalker Brothers, a hardware store in Middleport from 1961-2001 and together, the two brothers enjoyed going to the Adirondack Mountains in the Fall for deer hunting. Roger was involved with the Gasport Lions Club, Lockport Amateur Radio Association, Boy Scout Troop #104 and the John Birch Society. He was also a councilman on the Town of Hartland Board in the 1980’s. He was a charter member of the Community Fellowship Church in Johnson Creek where he was very active and loved serving the Lord. Over the past two years he was involved with Christian Leaders Institute where he studied the Word of God and mentored others in their Christian walk. Mr. Vanderwalker was predeceased by his wife Beverly, his brother Robert and sisters-in-law: Lois Vanderwalker and Betty Walker.
He is survived by his children: Cathy Vanderwalker of Gasport, Kenneth (Kathy) Vanderwalker of Barker, grandchildren: Brittany Tatu, Darrick (Angela) Vanderwalker, Elliott Vanderwalker, Amy Delamarter, Marc (Amery) Delamarter, great-grandchildren: Thomas Tatu, Stephanie Tatu, Sophia Tatu, Brooklyn Tatu, brother-in-law: Roger Walker as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends THURSDAY March 4th, at the Community Fellowship Church, 3146 Johnson Creek Rd.-Middleport, from 10am-12pm where his Funeral Service will follow at 12 noon with Pastor Joseph A. Szalay III officiating. Interment will be in Hartland Cemetery.
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