Kenneth Jay Walsh

May 12, 1962 - June 10, 2017

Kenneth Jay (KJ) Walsh passed away Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at his home in Downey, CA. KJ was born on May 12, 1962 in Santa Monica, CA to Jerry Walsh and Janet (Hammeras) Walsh.


KJ enjoyed sharing his knowledge, and worked for over 20 years as a school teacher and administrator for LAUSD, where he developed teacher programs for science classes. He connected easily with all types of people, but especially children and animals and he always had numerous pets around him. After retiring from LAUSD he started his own business as a dog trainer. He enjoyed performing magic tricks, camping and fishing, cooking and playing pool.


KJ is survived by his wife, Gemma Walsh, his mother, Janet Walsh, his two brothers, Vince Brooks (Heidi) and Sean Walsh (Diane), and his sister, Cindy Flynn (Bruce) as well as his uncle and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


A memorial will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Downey on Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 pm.