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  • Tom Walker was born November 7th, 1948 in Tampa, FL. He strived and succeeded being a professional baseball pitcher in the 70’s for the Orioles, Expos, Tigers, Angels, Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. Incredibly, his greatest sports achievement was a 15 inning no-hitter he threw for the Dallas Fort-Worth Stars in 1971, throwing 193 pitches. He and his wife Carolyn had 4 children, Matt, Sean, Carrie, and Neil. He was blessed to have 11 grandchildren and loved nothing more than watching them compete in sports and excel in the classroom. Tom battled Arthritis starting in his mid 30’s and did so with grace.

    In December, 2022 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and after a 10 month battle, succumbed to the horrific disease. Tom loved to make an impact in the community particularly in the Western PA region. He was heavily involved with The Arthritis Foundation and also many charities through the Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni. His memory will live forever through his family and friends, and we hope you will consider making a donation through his name to the National Pancreas Foundation in further hope to find a cure for the diseases. Thank you for your consideration.

     
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The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.