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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Richard J. Walkoff, 86

Richard J. Walkoff of Westport died March 26. He was 86.

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Richard J. Walkoff: Norwalk pharmacist. Contributed photo

Husband of Gloria Samowitz Walkoff of Westport, he was born in Norwalk April 21, 1927,  the son of the late Harry and Pauline Landstein Walkoff.

He was was a graduate of Norwalk High School Class of 1945. He served in the army during World War II and graduated from the Columbia University School of Pharmacy. He became a registered pharmacist and was the owner of Richard’s Pharmacy in Norwalk for more than 40 years.

Under his high school yearbook picture it read: “Richard is going to be a pharmacist one day and we know his store will be a busy one.” After his family, his greatest devotion was to his pharmacy and customers, his family said.

In addition to Gloria, his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his three daughters, Lynn Walkoff and her husband Robert Machson of Weston, Judy Walkoff and her husband Marc Landy of Westport, and Diane Walkoff and her husband Stephen Drucker of Eau Claire, Wisc. He is also survived by his grandchildren Danielle, Daniel, Scarlett, Ben, Athena and Montana; by his sister Elaine Arnow and her husband Dr. Ernest Arnow of Westport; by his brother Dr. Charles Walkoff and his wife Tammy Walkoff of Florida; and by many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Friday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk. Burial will follow in Beth El Memorial Park, 222 Richards Ave., Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

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