Walsh, Jane Irene, a 43 year resident of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Johnson City, New York, Jane was 83 when she died. Jane attended the Rolling Hills Covenant Church and the St. Vladamir Ukranian Orthodox Church. She was a graduate of Glendale College, an active member of the Palos Verdes Woman's Club and spent her later years knitting hats for premature babies. Throughout her adult life she supported political candidates and monitored their promises during their terms. Jane is survived by her husband of 51 years, Thomas. Also survived by sons, Tom of West Los Angeles and David (Masako) of Palos Verdes Estates; a daughter, Patty (Eric) Lundquist of Laguna Niguel and five grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Kevin, Juliette and Billy; a brother, Stephen Melnyk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Olena Melnyk. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm. A memorial service will be held at Rolling Hills Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills Estates on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:00 am. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Porphyria Foundation, PO Box 22717, Houston, TX 77227 (713) 266-9617. Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. One of the most interesting and caring patients I’ve ever had. We enjoyed having her in our office, and the countless conversations we shared. We will miss her. Warmest regards to her family and her husband Tom.

  2. Mr. Walsh and family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. Mrs. Walsh was a wonderful person who always found the goodness in everyone. My fondess memories were just laughing on your front lawn where we would spend hours just wrestling and working on cars. Actually, it was Dave working on the cars, the rest of us stood back and watched in awe. Thanks for letting all us kids take out “Goldie” aka the station wagon to go cruisng the Hermosa strip. Your smile, laughter, and encouragement will be missed by all.

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