Dear Members of the Archmere Academy Community:
With sadness, I share with you the news of the passing of Edward "John" Walsh, who died on June 28, 2019. John was a teacher and coach at Archmere from 1960 to 1968, and from 1976 to 2004. He is the father of Michael '80, Susan '81, Margaret '82, Kathleen '85, and Sheila '88, and the paternal grandfather of Daniel '17 and Katherine '21.
John was a significant presence at Archmere over his many years of teaching and coaching, and well into his retirement years, often returning for athletic events and school functions. His reminiscences of Archmere events were always highlights of conversations at alumni gatherings, around the faculty and staff lunchroom table, and with his students in the classroom or on the playing field and court. His legacy at Archmere remains with the wonderful memories he has made with all of us, as well as with his family of Archmere Auks. Please keep John and all of his family in your prayers, especially in these next few days as we celebrate the rich life of John and hold fast to the promise of eternal life in Christ.
A visitation will be held on July 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Please click here
to read John’s obituary published in The News Journal
on June 30, 2019.
Michael A. Marinelli, Ed.D. '76