FEKULA--Walter P., passed away on February 7, 2014. Beloved husband of Beatrice, devoted father to Natalia, stepfather to Lisa and Christopher, grandfather to Eleanor and Beatrice. Born in New York City on May 25, 1936, Walter earned a Bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, then served in the United States Marine Corps before beginning a distinguished 40-year career on Wall Street. He retired as Manager of the Credit and Market Risk Department at CS First Boston. He was President and CEO of the Russian Children's Welfare Society since 2000, and served on Boards of several other foundations. Insightful, kind and generous, you brought much happiness to those around you. You will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held on February 20th at 11:00am at The Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 East 90th Street, New York City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Walter's name to the Russian Children's Welfare Society, 16 West 32nd Street, #405, New York, NY 10001.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 15, 2014