Walter A Seligman, 85, of Princeton died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, he and his family emigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and settled in Staten Island, N.Y. As a young man, he studied classical music at the Juilliard School before attending Otterbein University in Ohio, from where he graduated with a B.A. in music. Subsequently, he served in the armed forces during the Korean War as a First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps. Upon completion of his service, he attended Columbia University from where he earned a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration. After an internship at The Medical Center at Princeton, he accepted a position with the Medical Center at Princeton where he continued to work for 25 years until his retirement in 1980 as Vice President-Professional Services. He will always be remembered by staff and patients for his utmost professionalism and dedication to making the Medical Center the best facility possible for the community. Walter, known as “Wally” to most of his friends, was a world-class skier, having skied throughout Europe, U.S. and Canada over many years, as well as an avid tennis player on the local Princeton courts. Wally was predeceased by his beloved parents Dr. Albert E. and Henriette (nee Nelly) Seligman, as well as his sister, Marianne. He will be greatly missed by many dear friends who considered Wally a surrogate grandfather, uncle and big brother. He leaves behind fond memories and lasting friendships with all the bridge members of the ACBL. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 14 Chesterfield Arneytown Rd., Wrightstown, New Jersey.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.