WALKER, Karen Louise 52, born January 30, 1964 in Westfield, NY passed peacefully in her home in Clearwater, FL on January 1, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She will never be forgotten, and is loved by everyone. She was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt and friend who truly left a meaningful impression, respected by all and will forever live in our hearts, and through our countless memories. Karen was employed at Bausch & Lomb for 21 years as a Primary Process Engineer specializing in medical devices. Due to health reasons she retired in June 2013. She received her MS in Statistics and BS in Mechanical Engineering all at RIT. BA in Physics at SUNY at Potsdam. She is survived by her partner, Brad Adams of Clearwater; parents, Harold and Peggy (Zenns) Walker; Grandmother, Effa (Larson) Zenns all of Roach, MO; sister, Denise (Walker) Ottaway and husband Randy Ottaway of Columbus OH; aunt, Sue (Walker) Rood Sebring, FL; uncle, Tom and Barb Walker in Brewster NY; niece, Nickki (Ottaway) Parker husband Benjamin Parker, great-nephew and niece, Benson and Alexis Louise, nephew, Christian Ottaway all of Columbus OH; niece, Jamie (Ottaway) Wood husband Troy Wood; and great-nephew and niece, Wesley and Emery Karen stationed in Naples, Italy. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National or State chapter of ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease. A Celebration of life will be held January 28, 2017 in Clearwater. A second Celebration of Life July 8, 2017 in Westfield, NY.
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