Will died Jan. 17, 2024, at the Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by his family after having cancer for 19 months.

Will was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Devon, Pa. He attended the Episcopal Academy, where he excelled in football and lacrosse and was class president. At Princeton, he played club lacrosse, was a member of Cottage Club, and sang in the Nassoons.

After Princeton, Will started his career in finance in New York working for Constitution Reinsurance, then made the switch to trading at TIR (later E*Trade). Will and Sydney were married in 1999 and relocated to San Francisco for two years before moving back to West Chester, Pa., where they raised their young family. Will held many positions at renowned financial firms and ultimately landed his dream job at the Capital Group in Los Angeles in 2010, where he was a VP of equity trading.

Will was passionate about Boulder Crest, a charity organization serving members of the military, veterans, first responders, and their families. He asked that all donations honoring him be directed to Boulder Crest: https://support.bouldercrest.org/WillWalkerMemorial. He joined the board in 2016 and was passionate about the cause for the rest of his life.

Will also gave endless hours to the lacrosse program at St. Francis High School in La Cañada, Tribe Lacrosse in Pasadena, the Southern California chapter of Harlem Lacrosse, and the chain gang on Flintridge Preparatory School’s football field, coaching, teaching, and helping others.

Will is survived by his wife, Sydney; sons Wyatt and Brooks; his parents, William II ’64 and Margaret; and his sister, Emily Walker West.

Undergraduate Class of 1993