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Ian D. Walker

Captain Ian D. Walker, 80 of Avon Lake, OH passed away Friday, October 8, 2021. He was born March 6, 1941 to Charlotte Jean Fazackerley in Ince, England.

Ian was employed for 42 years with British Petroleum (BP) including 23 of those years at sea, followed by 16 years with Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC). He was recognized for his exemplary service during the responses to Exxon Valdez, Huntington Beach, 9/11 and Deep Water Horizon. Ian was a dedicated golfer, a tech buff, a music enthusiast and a fan of all sports.

He is survived by his beloved wife Wendy (Almquist) Walker; daughter Fiona (Chris) Skryzmoski; sons Roger (Andrea Persanyi) Walker and David (Heather) Walker; grandchildren, Amanda (Jordan) Miller, Alexander Walker, Elizabeth (Dylan Neebes) Skryzmoski, Anna Walker, Ava Walker, Ian Walker, Elliot Walker, and Ethan Walker.

He is preceded in death by Ruth (Blake) Walker and his mother Charlotte Jean Fazackerley.

Memorial donations may be made to Friendship APL, Elyria, OH or American Legion Post 211 Avon Lake, OH.

Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake and will be private. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202

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Ian was a good friend, colleague and mentor. He was one of the top Master Mariners in BP, as well as in global marine industry. His knowledge and execution for major oil spill & response made him a global leader in this key area.

Margi and I were fortunate to have attended Wendy & Ian's lovely wedding.

Margi and I offer our condolences to Wendy and their family.

Bob and Margi Cameron

Captain Robert Cameron Oct 14 2021 9:56 PM

Mike & Pat Schrull lit a candle for Ian D. Walker

Mike & Pat Schrull Oct 14 2021 8:20 PM

Earl and mae lit a candle for Ian D. Walker

Earl and mae Oct 14 2021 12:37 PM

Wendy my condolences to you and your family. Ian was a great man and I am glad I had the chance to know him the past 20 years. He will be missed by his golf league family.

Ronald Spademan Oct 13 2021 3:53 PM

I will mess my best golfing buddy but I am so glad that I got to pay so many rounds with such a great guy!

Steve Richardson Oct 13 2021 3:14 PM

Ian, you will be sadly missed. It was a real pleasure having you in the BP golf league during the past 15 years that I have been in it. My condolescences to your family

Dwight Kumler Oct 13 2021 7:59 AM

Gail Barber and family lit a candle for Ian D. Walker

Gail Barber and family Oct 12 2021 10:24 PM

Wendy my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Ian was such a beautiful person, he will truly be missed!

Lucretia Bell-McCall Oct 12 2021 1:33 PM

Lucretia Bell-McCall lit a candle for Ian D. Walker

Lucretia Bell-McCall Oct 12 2021 1:30 PM

Kelly Neuhoff lit a candle for Ian D. Walker

Kelly Neuhoff Oct 12 2021 12:18 PM