James Calvin "Cal" Walker, a retired Johns Hopkins physics professor and former department chair, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 15 at Roland Park Place.
The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 80.
Born in Mooresville, N.C, he was the son of James Clay Walker, a Cannon Mills supervisor, and his wife, Lois Brower.
He was a 1952 graduate of China Grove High School and received a bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University.
In a 1986 article in The Sun, he recalled his Harvard experience: "At Harvard, there was not quite the sense of just getting by, a lot less of trying to just get the good grade. [There was] an aura of going for the...