Robert Charles Walton, 70, went home to be with his Lord on May 12, 2021 after a six week battle with COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Chris, children David (Karen) and Susan (Christian) and ten grandchildren, as well as siblings John (Kim), Jim (Denise), Carol (John), and Rich (Kristi), and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Eleanore Walton.
Bob spent 37 years at The Christian Academy teaching Church History, Ethics, Christian Perspective, Calculus, AP History, Literature, and more. He is remembered for his extensive knowledge across a myriad of subjects, his challenging teaching style, and his commitment to instilling a Christian worldview in all of his students. He worked to develop curriculum and strongly influenced TCA’s philosophy of education during his tenure. His influence extended to schools in the surrounding region, as well, as he led and participated in the accreditation process with the Middle States Accreditation Association. Bob’s influence at TCA was nowhere more felt than in the drama department as he took great delight in directing the school plays.
Bob attended Westminster Seminary and served as a pastor at Faith Reformed Baptist Church for 40 years, where he adapted many of his Bible courses for the Sunday School classroom. He spearheaded the development of a comprehensive Sunday School curriculum for children and adults. His Bible courses and Sunday School curriculum continue to be available in a series of published books, and his literature analysis in a collection of study guides on his website, https://www.rcwalton.com.
In his leisure time, Bob was an avid philatelist, spending hours cataloging stamps from every country in the world while watching his favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Services will be held Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 concerns, in person attendance will be by invitation only, but a LiveStream of the service will be available to all at https://youtu.be/ERP1HmVqdRM.