Website designer Robert Walker, 38, loved the outdoors, his identity twin brother died a month later
Robert Brandon Walker died May 17 at the age of 38 at his home in San Clemente, California.
Brendan Rio is the son of Robert and Darren’s Donna Walker. His identical twin brother, Matthew, died earlier than April 13, and Brandon was devastated.
Brandon was born on March 20, 1983, in Dallas. The Walker family moved to Darren in 1984. He graduated from Darren High School in 2001 and received a BA in Professional and Technical Writing from Hartford University in 2005.
Brandon loved computer programming and called himself “The Webmaster”. In Hartford, he developed a program to help blind students visit the university’s website.
After graduating from Hartford University, Brandon worked for Factset Inc., a financial data company based in Noorwalk. He moved to Southern California in 2010 and worked for Ocean Hills Recovery Inc. in San Juan Capestrano. He was grateful for the comfort of his 10+ years.
In 2017, he helped his brother start 2 Brusandtrick LLC, a East Haven-based company. Brandon developed a website and online marketing for the company. Two years ago, he founded Local SEO Surge, a company specializing in website design and search engine optimization. Customers included restaurants, vacation rental companies, rehabilitation facilities and operating companies.
Brandon loved going out – especially hiking and walking on the beautiful beaches of Southern California. Crystal Cove Beach was his favorite. He had a big smile, a dry sense of humor, and a big heart.
In March 2020, at the beginning of the epidemic, he created a GoFundMe page for grocery store workers in San Clement. Exercising hard in the gym was part of his daily routine.
When the code shut down James, he developed a “driveway exercise” and posted a video on Instagram to encourage others to stay fit. His Christian faith and church were very important to him.
Brendan lives with his grandmothers: Tulsia, Ellen P. Walker of Oklahoma, and Evelyn S. Henry of Atlanta. Her aunts and uncles: Rio of Tulsa. Patricia Walker; Margaret and Ryanock, Brian Allen of Virginia; Mili and Jim Daws of Moldova, Georgia. She also has many dear first and second cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert L. Walker, and Robert E. Henry, his uncle, Robert E. Henry, Jr., and his aunt, Helen E. Spence.
A celebration of Brandon’s life and faith will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Spring Guru Cemetery, Darren. The service will be available live on the United Methodist Church of New Canon’s Facebook page. Here is the link to the service.
A West Coast celebration of Brendan’s life will also take place on June 5 at 3 p.m., Pacific Time, in Dahuni State Beach, Dana Point, California.
In exchange for the flowers, we ask that a donation be made to the local food bank of your choice in Brandon’s memory.
– An aide to Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences may remain