Dr. Walter Henry Waskow, longtime resident of Princeton and Long Beach Island,
NJ and Marco Island FL, passed on September 3, 2019, twenty-one days shy of his
91st birthday. Walter served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at St.
Francis Hospital in Trenton, NJ and later at the Medical Center of Princeton. He
also served as a US Army Staff Sergeant from 1946 through 1948 at the Panama
Walter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Max and Julia Waskow and was
the younger brother of Mary Maxin. After graduating high school, Walter attended
The University of Pennsylvania, class of 1952, and graduated from Hahnemann
Hospital Medical College in 1956. While at Hahnemann he met his loving late wife,
Walter and Gerry were married on September 13, 1956 and together they had
three children of whom he was very proud, Darryl Waskow married to Susan of
Hopewell, NJ, Steven Waskow married to Valerie of Princeton, NJ and Rosalind
married to Michael Hansen of Princeton, NJ. His greatest joy was being a
grandfather to Harry and Dorothy Waskow. Walter was a devoted and loving son,
husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed a full life that included extensive
travel, sailing in the Virgin Islands and on the Chesapeake Bay, flying, rooting for
the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies and entertaining his friends and family with
his quick wit and never ending jokes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University Medical Center of
Princeton at Plainsboro. There will be a private ceremony for the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home