Leigh E. Walker, 78, of East Greenbush, NY died suddenly Thursday evening, November 22, 2018. Leigh was born in Winterdale, PA and the son of the late Clarence and Ella Walker. He earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany, PhD degree from University of Illinois as well as completed post-doctorate at Harvard University. In his career as a research chemist, he worked for Hooker/Occidental Chemical, Air Products, and Lonza Chemical.
Leigh is survived by his wife: Mary M. (Long) Walker, two daughters: Jennifer (Alex) DeMarco and Charlotte (Jim) Crosley, and a son Charles (Ann) Walker; two siblings: Wanda (the late Robert) Raymond and Harold (Diane) Walker. Leigh was the proud grandfather of Marie, Marissa, Molly, Patrick, Mary, James, Robert, Sydney, Chase, Cole, and Sophia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 28 at Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc. 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Reformed church in albany 110 N. Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207 or the American heart Association 440 New Karner Rd Albany, NY 12205.