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Walter Koetke 1939 - 2013

Walter Koetke

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February 02, 2013
Am so very sorry to hear of Walter's passing. I worked with Walter at BOCES in Yorktown Heights many years ago. He used to bring one of his sons in with him sometimes I remember, possibly Walter. He was a brilliant man and very likeable always trying to help us novices at the time. RIP Walter.

Dolores Androsko
February 01, 2013
I had the great privilege to work with Walter in the MSTC Program which he had established. He was truly a great educator and visionary. He brought many unique and inspiring challenges to our students. He made a great difference in many lives of our students here in Lexington He made many opportunities for them that they may not have had without his training and guidance..
I send my sincere condolences to his family. He was truly a very great person.


Sincerely,
Elizabeth Kikuchi
January 31, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Koetke family. I am very saddened by this news. It was a great privilege to be selected by Mr. Koetke in the first Dunbar MSTC class in 1990 and a life changing experience for which I am forever indebted. I have fond memories of pre-Calculus and Calculus class at 6:45 in the awesome MSTC lounge. Although I had to move away from Lexington between 10th and 11th grade, I have carried the lessons I learned from Mr. Koetke with me into a career in medicine and have thought about him often. Godspeed, and may you rest in eternal peace, Mr. Koetke!
January 31, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, Koetke family. I have many memories of a man who challenged me to do my best, to not give up when the going got hard, and who made me aware of the existence of my current field, computational science. I was a member of the first MSTC class at PLD, and I went on to earn a Ph.D. in computer science and work as a computational scientist first at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and now at another supercomputing center in Australia. I owe much of my success to the foundations laid by Mr. Koetke.
January 31, 2013
My sincerest condolences. Mr. Koetke was synonymous with the MSTC program and had such a profound impact on its students. Many of us owe our continued interest in math, science, engineering, and technology due to the program and his innovations in directing it. Truly, an unforgettable educator.
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