Ken Walker, longtime player coach and teacher at Milford High, Jonathan Law and Foran High, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 28.
Walker starred in football, basketball and baseball at Milford High, before going on to play baseball at Central Connecticut State University.
“The entire Foran High family is grieving the loss of Ken Walker,” Foran High Principal John W. Barile said. “Our hearts go out to Ken’s wife Nancy, daughter Whitney and son Garrett.
“Personally, he was a friend and mentor to me for the last eighteen years. Kenny was a genuine and special person. We will miss him dearly.”
Friends and family may call on Sunday, July 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 70. Gulf St., Milford with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
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“ It is with great sadness that I write this. My memories of Ken go back to Calf Pen Meadow, when he was in eighth grade. He was my student and a budding basketball star. He was the captain of the team and played a key roll in winning the East Shore title.
Over the years our paths crossed professionally in the Milford School System. I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the Walker family.
A very sad day. Kenny and I grew up together as great friends. We played little league ball together, went to school together, and played softball together as adults. We even worked together one summer during our college years. I always considered him a great friend, teammate, and athlete. He is definitely one of the greatest athletes Milford has produced, and in fact, I consider him the best. R.I.P. Kenny.