William Ignatius Walsh


William (Billy) Walsh and Charlotte Jerabek
Collection of Marilyn Walsh Krausch

William Walsh and Charlotte Jerabek

William Walsh, Junior born circa 1921 was the second child of William Walsh and Mae McCarthy. See William Walsh

William Ignatius Walsh married Charlotte Jerabek, the sister of his father's second wife, Mary Jerabek, date unknown.

They had:

  1. William, date unknown
  2. Mary, date unknown
  3. Robert, date unknown

William I. Walsh and the A&P

William I. Walsh wrote The Rise and Decline of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company which was published by Lyle Stuart Inc. in 1986. According to the book jacket

"William I. Walsh began his career with A&P as a part-time store clerk in the summer of 1938. In 1945, after service in World War II, he returned and held positions in all phases of A&P's operations, starting as a clerk through various middle management levels to vice-president, retail operations, in New Jersey and New York. In 1969, he was name president of A&P's Eastern region comprising 1100 stores in New York, New Jersey, New England and Canada. He was elected executive vice-president and member of the board of directors in 1971. Until his retirement in 1981 he usually represented the loyal minority retail opinion in top management and also served as president of A&P's manufacturing subsidiaries and Supermarket Systems."

William I Walsh Obituary

"William I. Walsh, 67, Ex-Official for A.&P.

William I Walsh, who rose from stock boy to executive vice president of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company before he left the grocery chain in 1980, died of liver cancer on Monday at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 67 years old and lived in River Vale, N.J.

Mr Walsh joined A.&P. in 1942. After service in the Army during World War II he advanced at A.&P. through store management and regional supervisory posts to president of the Eastern division before being named executive vice president in 1971.

After he left A.&P., Mr Walsh fought the company's management over a shift of $200 million in surplus pension funds to cover write-offs resulting from a major cutback in the number of stores in the chain.

He later wrote a book, "The Rise and Decline of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" published by Lyle Stuart in 1985.

Mr Walsh is survived by his wife, the former Charlotte Jerabek; a daughter, Mary, of Alpine; two sons, William of Chatham, N.J., and Robert, of Woodcliff Lake, N.J.; a brother, Gerard, of El Paso; four sisters, Marilyn Krausch of Tucson, Ariz.; Kathleen Owens of Nanuet, N.Y., Charlotte Buda of Wyckoff, N.J., and Claire Pappe of Hamburg, N.J., and eight grandsons."

New York Times February 07, 1990. Obituary courtesy of Maria Lahiff Pedulla.

v/lex — William I Walsh v. the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc.

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