We have received the sad news that our Vice President, Major Edwin H. Walker IV, passed away peacefully yesterday at Hines hospital in Maywood, Illinois. Edwin has led the Maywood Bataan Day Organization for several decades, serving in many executive capacities. However, he will be most remembered for his behind the scenes work to ensure that the Annual Maywood Bataan Day events on the second Sunday in September each year were held without fail, and with all the appropriate pomp, circumstance and respect they deserve. Through his efforts, Maywood Bataan Day became one of the last regularly held memorial services for the heroes of WWII and especially those who fought and died on the Bataan Peninsula in the Phillipines.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Edwin and those who loved him at this time. May he Rest In Peace.

Major Walker’s church is collecting funds to offset the cost of funeral arrangements. You may leave funds designated for Major Walker’s funeral at the GoFundMe for St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Carol Stream, Illinois. Here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraising-for-saint-innocent-orthodox-church

Funeral Arrangement:

Friday Jan 12th
Visitation 4-7 PM at St. Innocent’s Church, located at 1N075 Woods Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Panikhida at 7 PM

Saturday Jan 13th
Funeral Service 10 AM at St. Innocent’s
Burial at Rock City Cemetery immediately following funeral

Additional posts about Major Walker:

“A Life Dedicated To Service”

From 2011 – Maj. Edwin Walker, IV