Dorothy Claire Walker


Dorothy Claire Walker (nee Stiteler), 83, of Northvale, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Claire was the beloved wife of Robert F. Walker for more than 60 years, and she leaves a legacy of love and devotion to him, her family and friends.  She was the cherished mother of Karen Nolan of Fairport, NY, Wendy Mattner and husband Jeffrey of Martinsville, IN, Jeffrey Walker and wife Diane of Harrington Park and Jacqueline Walker of Park Ridge. She was also the adored grandmother of Melissa, Allyson, Kimberly, Claudia, Michele, Caitlin, Emily and Brian and great-grandmother of Brogan, Elliot, Kinlee, Adrienne, Sydney, Chloe, Judah and Asher. She was predeceased by her sisters Laurene Pierce and Betty Kuhn and her son-in-law, Richard Nolan.

Claire started her professional life as a teacher in Suffern, NY. After raising her children she worked at Optyl in Norwood and then the Langerman Eye Institute in Orangeburg, NY. She was a very active member of the Tappan Reformed Church in Tappan, NY for many years.

May Claire’s vibrant and joyful spirit, love for others and life itself, generosity, and sense of humor live on through all the lives that she touched.  She will be deeply missed by so many.

Visiting hours are Sunday 1-4 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held at 4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Tappan Reformed Church in Tappan, NY.


  1. Renata Ailinger :

    Dear Bob , Jackie and Family

    I was saddened to hear the news of Claire passing. I had the pleasure of knowing her while working here (both times). She was a great lady and so much fun. I will remember her fondly. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Renata Ailinger
    TRC Church Secretary

  2. Jackie and family. I was totally shocked about the passing of claire. I have known all of you many many years. Claire was a wonderful person. I have so many wonderful memories of her. Jackie as you know I amherefor you. I can feel for all of you as i lost my mom. May god bless you now and forever. Love always joannie koehler

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