Catholic Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington
A Jubilee Year 2000 Commemoration
Harry Dean Walker

By Thomas J. Peterman

HARRY DEAN WALKER was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on April 15, 1934, a son of Francis and Margaret (Lewis) Walker. He received his early education from Mary C. I. Williams, St. Paul's Elementary, and Salesianum School, Wilmington, Delaware. He attended college at Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland. He began studies for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and after completion of theological studies there, was ordained on May 27, 1961, at St. Peter's Cathedral, Wilmington, Delaware, by Bishop Edward J. Schlotterbach, O.S.F.S. He was first assigned as associate pastor to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Perryville, Maryland. In 1963 he was transferred as associate pastor to St. Michael the Archangel Church, Georgetown, Delaware. In 1964 he was sent to pursue social studies at Boston College. In 1967 he was appointed assistant director of Catholic Social Services. In 1968 he was appointed administrator of Holy Name of Jesus Church, Pocomoke City, Maryland, and three months later was assigned to serve as administrator of St. Mary’s Church, Wilmington, Delaware. In 1969 he became administrator of St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, Delaware, and in 1970 administrator of St. Patrick’s Church, Wilmington, Delaware. He withdrew from active ministry in 1972,and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware.













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