Thomas Leonard WALSH 1953-2014
Born in Madison, WI, September 22, 1953, Thomas Walsh, 60, passed away March 23, 2014 in hospice care at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA.
Tom moved to the Seattle area in 1985 after completing his BSN at the University of Colorado, Denver. He was awarded his Masters in Nursing in 1989 and Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2010 from the University of Washington. He had worked at the Seattle Veterans’ Affairs Hospital and Harborview Medical Center, was Director of Behavioral Health Services at Valley Medical Center, Renton (1994-2004), and established the Northwest Psychiatry and Wellness Center in West Seattle in 2003. Just prior to his death, he was presented the 2014 Excellence in Nursing award by the Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses.
Tom was a devoted father and loyal friend and will be dearly missed by a large extended family, many close friends, associates and clients.
He is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Zeisig-Walsh, Vashon Island WA; mother, Patricia Clark (Avery, d.), Richland Center WI; sisters, Jeri Walsh, Monona WI, Jane Miller (Brian), Necedah WI, Nancy Zeman (Joe), Boscobel WI and Amy Clark, Seattle; brother, Greg Walsh, St. Paul MN; and beloved aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held May 10, 2014, 11 a.m., Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7141 California Ave. SW, Seattle.
In Lieu of flowers, please direct remembrances to: UW School of Nursing, Attn: Gloria Visario, PO Box 357260, Seattle, WA 98178, note: “Scholarship fund in memory of Thomas Walsh.”
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Published in The West Seattle Herald Section of The Westside Weekly April 25, 2014