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Robert Lloyd Walford Sr. was born on December 11, 1945, in Wilberforce, St Ann, Jamaica WI to Phyllis Wray and Charles Walford.
Roberts’ early education began at Brown’s Town Primary School. After primary school he joined the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade as a cadet, which prepared him at 17 yrs old to enlist as one of the first recruited soldiers in the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) 1st Battalion regime in 1962. “Jack”, as most people called him, played Rugby for the JDF team and was an avid Cricket fan.
After his tenure in the JDF, Jack returned home to St Ann where he began working at Kaiser Bauxite Company. Jack decided to further his education at the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) now known as University of Technology where he received his Degree in Electrical Engineering. Post degree, Jack attended Vocational Development Training Institute where he was certified as an Electrical and Mathematics Instructor.
Jack migrated to the United States in the mid 1980’s. Over the past 40 yrs, he resided in New York, Maryland, Georgia, and Florida.
Jack was a diligent and dedicated electrician and an entrepreneur at heart. He started R.L. Walford and Associates which was his Electrical and HVAC Servicing business. Meanwhile being an Electrical Engineer for Amtrak Railroad where he retired in 2005.
Robert Walford Sr. passed away on the early morning of August 29, 2022, at his South Florida home where he was surrounded by the love and comfort of his family.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife; Donna Walford. He is also survived by children Karen Nelson (Jason), Rasheed Walford, Segayle Thompson (Aaron), Robert Walford Jr (Zannia) and Jheanelle Walford. His Brothers, Oswald Campbell, Raymond Walford, Anthony “Taurus” Watson, and his sister June Walford.
He will be dearly missed by family, his siblings, his grandchildren, nieces and nephews and host of many friends.