Walter R. Donaldson

November 6, 1946May 2, 2021

Walter R. Donaldson was born on November 6, 1946 and passed away on May 2, 2021 and is under the care of Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC.

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Walter R. Donaldson

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Buzz Scheffenacker

May 5, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. I knew it was coming, but it's still hard to accept. I first met Walt socially through Jack & Cher Gallaher. I then started working for him at Dreyfuss Bros. in April of 1980. I must admit working for Walt at Dreyfuss in the 80's was the highlight of my 30 yr. property management career. He knew how to run a property management company and I was happy to be a small part of his success. I will cherish those years for the rest of my life. Please, rest in peace, my friend.

James Santos

May 4, 2021

I wish to offer my sympathy to the Donaldson family for their loss. Walt influenced so many individuals during his life, I was one. He hired me at Dreyfuss Brothers in the early 80's and contributed to the leadership model I try to follow each day. Now, four decades later, I am saddened by his passing as I know so many more people could have benefitted from his mentorship. Thank you Walt for your guidance.

Robert Banes

May 3, 2021

I don't have many friends, by design. In 1972 I allowed Walter Raleigh Donaldson to join the list. I have never regretted it. I don't really have the words to express my feelings regarding the loss of Raleigh. To say I will miss him is a criminal understatement. I will say goodbye in my own way at the appropriate time.