Janice M. Walker, secretary and business co-owner, dies

Janice M. Walker, a retired secretary who owned several businesses with her husband, died April 13 from undetermined causes at Carroll Hospice’s Dove House in Westminster. The Eldersburg resident was 82.

Janice Myers was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk. She was the daughter of Melvin Myers, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, and Laura Bell Myers, a homemaker.

As a young girl growing up in Dundalk, she was named Miss Point Breeze, family members said.

She was a graduate of Dundalk High School and worked for a number of years as an administrative secretary at the old Point Breeze Works of Western Electric Co. until the early 1970s, when she left to raise her family.

She and her husband, Benny Walker, owned and operated several businesses, including a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Dundalk and a wholesale car business.

Her husband died in 1996.

In later years, she was a part-time receptionist at Elements of Style, an Eldersburg hair salon.

Mrs. Walker was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a volunteer with the National Kidney Foundation.

She was a fan of the Orioles, Ravens and NASCAR.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Walker of Manchester; a stepdaughter, Alicia Pizza of Nottingham; a brother, William “Bill” Myers of Overlea; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

--Frederick N. Rasmussen

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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