John F. "Pops" Walsh, August, 1951.
Courtesy of Phil "Bunk" Griffin
Born: c. 1886

Died: July 29, 1973

Married: Josephine Pasho

Children: Francis Walsh, Sr., Lawrence Walsh, Mrs. Freda Williams, Mrs. Russell (Betty) Cronin, Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) Ramsay

John F. Walsh owned and operated Walsh's Cigar Store for 53 years.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 30, 1973

John F. Walsh

SARANAC LAKE -- John F. Walsh, 87, of 130 River Street, died Sunday morning at Saranac Lake General Hospital.

Mr. Walsh owned and operated Walsh's Cigar Store for 53 years and retired in 1969. The store was in the old Spaulding Block for 40 years and, since 1965, at 44 Main Street.

Mr. Walsh was born in East Rutland, Vt., a son of John F. and Margaret Brennan Walsh. He had lived in Saranac Lake for 75 years. His wife, Josephine Pasho Walsh, died in 1964.

He was a member of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus and for many years, of Elks Club 1508.

Survivors are two sons, Francis Sr. of Saranac Lake and Lawrence of Saranac Lake; three daughters, Mrs. Freda Williams with whom he made his home. Mrs. Russell (Betty) Cronin of Vesper, Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) Ramsay of Tucker, and nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Fortune Funeral Home beginning at 7 this evening, and Tuesday afternoon and evening. An Elks service will be held at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, followed by a 4th degree Knights of Columbus service at 7:45 and a Bible Vigil at 8. A Mass of the Resurrection will he offered at St. Bernard's Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.