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2000-05-19T00:00:00.000Z

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Employment History

Volunteer
Whitman-Walker Clinic

Master Printer
Todd-Allen Printing Company

Education

master printer
Beltsville

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Obit: Bill Walker

www.washingtonblade.com [cached]

Wilfred Bill Walker, a longtime D.C. resident who is credited with helping to establish a Gay social scene in Georgetown in the early 1960s, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at George Washington University Hospital from complications associated with leukemia, according to his friend Parker Hallberg.He was 77 years old.

Hallberg said Walker worked for many years as a master printer at the Todd-Allen Printing Company in Beltsville, Md. In 1995, Walker and his partner, Victor G. Canlas, opened a small shop on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown called The Quick Stop.Walker worked at the store until he was hospitalized for his illness on March 22, Hollberg said.
Walker was a native of Pennsylvania.He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II and moved to D.C. shortly after the war, Hallberg said.In the early 1960s, Walker and his then-partner, Ken Herald, bought a house in Georgetown and quickly established themselves as a hub in Washington's Gay social circles, according to Hallberg.
As a couple, Ken and Bill cut quite an important figure in Washington's ‘Gay Society, in the 1950s and 1960s, Hollberg said.Their dinner parties and especially their annual Christmas dinners were legendary..
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Walker served as a volunteer for the Whitman-Walker Clinic in the 1970s and was a member of the local D.C. group Asians and Friends.
He is survived by his partner, Victor Canlas, and by a niece in Pennsylvania.

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