portrait picture for Richard J. Walkoff

Services: Services will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk. Burial: Burial will follow in Beth El Memorial Park, 222 Richards Ave., Norwalk. Donations: In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

Richard J. Walkoff


April 21, 1927 - March 26, 2014

Richard J. Walkoff, 86, husband of Gloria Samowitz Walkoff of Westport, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Born in Norwalk April 21, 1927, he was the son of the late Harry and Pauline Landstein Walkoff.

Richard was a graduate of Norwalk High School Class of 1945. He served in the army during WWII and graduated from the Columbia University School of Pharmacy. He became a registered pharmacist and was the owner of Richard’s Pharmacy in Norwalk for over 40 years.

Under his high school yearbook picture it read: “Richard is going to be a pharmacist one day and we know his store will be a busy one”. After his family, his greatest devotion was to his pharmacy and customers.

In addition to Gloria, his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his three daughters, Lynn Walkoff and her husband Robert Machson of Weston, Judy Walkoff and her husband Marc Landy of Westport, and Diane Walkoff and her husband Stephen Drucker of Eau Claire, WI. He is also survived by his grandchildren Danielle, Daniel, Scarlett, Ben, Athena and Montana; by his sister Elaine Arnow and her husband Dr. Ernest Arnow of Westport; by his brother Dr. Charles Walkoff and his wife Tammy Walkoff of Florida; and by many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk. Burial will follow in Beth El Memorial Park, 222 Richards Ave., Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Congregation Beth El, 109 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

  1. To Gloria and Family
    I cant begin to tell you how much I respected Richard’s knowledge at the store. Richard will be missed by many.

    March 28, 2014
    Louise Bennett -
  • Dearest Family of Richard Walkoff

    We join with so many others who knew Richard in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing.
    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and love him.

    In Sympathy

    Camillo and Angela Tramontana and Staff at Camillo Tuxedo.

    March 28, 2014
    Camillo and Angela Tramontana -
  • I remember Richard so fondly, and send my most sincere condolences to your whole family. Love, Laurie Woog and the Woog and Goldring families

    March 28, 2014
    Laurie Woog -
  • Gloria,
    Richard was of course a lovely and warm human being, lots of fun, lots of life and he and you loved our Golden Retrievers. Sheila and I will miss seeing the two of you walk up our hill for exercise, fun and human interaction. Please, please, knock on our door once you begin again to “walk the hill”. All our love, Don, Sheila and Zelda

    March 29, 2014
    don bergmann -
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