Bishop Orris J. Walker, Jr., of Long Island dead

The Rt. Rev. Orris Walker Jr., retired bishop for the Diocese of Long Island and bishop-in-residence locally at Christ Church, Detroit, died Saturday evening after an extended illness.

After serving as coadjutor from 1988-91, he was named seventh bishop for the Diocese of Long Island. He served as bishop from 1991-2009.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Information will be forthcoming on the Diocese of Michigan website.


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