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1941 Richard 2008

Richard H. Walker

August 10, 1941 — May 19, 2008

Richard H. Walker, Jr., resident of Concord, passed away at age 66 on May 19, 2008, from a sudden medical event.

Dick always said he led an "interesting" life. He was born in Portland, Maine and grew up primarily in the Allston area of Boston.

Independent and precocious, he traveled extensively on his own, beginning at age 16. In his younger years he worked in the dry cleaning and restaurant businesses. In his 20s he married Maria Ribas and they had a daughter, Dana Merino Walker. The couple separated, but never divorced.

Dick met his life partner, Dr. James Chu, in 1973, and the couple lived together for the next 35 years. They were married in June 2004.

In the 1970s and 1980s Dick owned and operated the Museum Shop in Harvard Square and, with his partner Jim, designed and sold serigraphs - high-end greeting cards and original prints. Beginning in the 1990s Dick became an antiques dealer, eventually specializing in vintage postcards.

To those who knew him, Dick was smart, loyal, fun, and funny. He was a devoted, loving, and faithful partner. He is survived by his partner and daughter.

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