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DAVID L. WALDEN

YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a funeral service held on Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church for Mr. David L. Walden, 77, who departed this life Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.

David L. Walden was born Aug. 24, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of Abraham and Victoria (Kitchen) Walden.

He was the owner and operator of Walden’s Restaurant, later called Belmont Eat Shop. In 1952, he was an amateur featherweight boxer in New York City. He went pro in 1954. His boxing career included matches at the historical Madison Square Garden.

He is survived by one son, Anthony (Francine) Walden of McDonough, Ga.; two daughters, Leola Durant and Evelyn Bailey of Youngstown; three brothers, Alvin (Jean) Walden and Lafay Walden of Youngstown, and Freddy Walden of Atlanta; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Irene Walden, Shirley Jones, and Delois Shannon; and a brother, Abram Walden Jr.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc.


Guestbook Entries

The Church of Hope

“To Bro Lafay Walden and family, our love and prayers are extended to you at this time. Bro. Lafay, remember, "earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal".”

 » The Church of Hope on June 11, 2013

Ms.

“To the Walden you have my deepest sympathy and my our Heavenly Father give you comfort in your time sorrow”

 » Shelviie Smith on April 5, 2013

“We send our condolences. God Bless”

 » The children of Norman W. Kitchen on March 30, 2013

“Condolences and prayers going out for the family. Heartfelt. R.I.P. Uncle Dave.”

 » TerrieA.Mines&family on March 28, 2013

Albany, Ga.

“My condolences to the Walden family. Dave was a very good person. May the Lord keep all of you lifted up at this time. ”

 » Chithea Summers-Robinson on March 28, 2013

“Our prayers are with you & the family.”

 » Augustine Patton & Family on March 28, 2013

Albany, Ga.

“My condolences to the Walden family. Dave was a very good person. May the Lord keep all of you lifted up at this time. ”

 » Chithea Summers-Robinson on March 28, 2013


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