ROSALIND WALTER
1924 - 2020
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WALTER--Rosalind P. The Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers of WNET are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved trustee Rosalind P. Walter, who was for more than 30 years a remarkable ambassador and advocate and the most generous individual supporter of WNET in its history. Roz gave extraordinary support to countless programs and series, including American Masters, which she helped to launch; Great Performances; NYC-Arts; Treasures of New York; NATURE; PBS NewsHour Weekend; Metrofocus; Amanpour and Company; ALL ARTS, the work of Ken and Ric Burns and countless special programs. Roz cared deeply about the quality and educational value of public television. She was an inspiration to the millions of viewers who benefited from her generosity -- and who saw her name every evening in connection with their favorite programs. Roz will be dearly missed by all of us at WNET. She was a beloved pioneer and a great friend. We extend our sincerest sympathies to her family. Edgar Wachenheim III, Chairman; Neal Shapiro, President and CEO


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Published in New York Times on Mar. 5, 2020.
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April 21, 2020
RIP Rosie the Riviter. You are an inspiration to decades of women to go after what they want.
Nancy Cooley
April 11, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's...
March 27, 2020
Miss Walter live at a special time and comes from what I think was a special generation of people. To the family I am sorry for your loss and may God continue to be with the family.
VH
March 23, 2020
My condolences to the Rosalind Walter family. My you be comforted by fond memories and God.
March 19, 2020
Hats off to another Rosie the Riveter! Here's the 1st paragraph of Alice Hughes' syndicated column about then-Rosalind Palmer, July 1943: Probably the most popular pet name around the country for a woman factory worker is "Rosie the Riveter. It is a national gagbut not in our town. We really have a Rosie the Riveter, who is Rosalind Palmer, 19, a dark-tressed society doll, who has just finished a year of hard work as a night shift welder at the Sikorsky aircraft plant at Bridgeport. Conn. The song was a hit and its title a popular appellation for months by the time Hughes met her in New York and was thus inspired to celebrate her in the July 17, 1943 installment of her syndicated column. Her latter-day whimsical notion that Hughes' column about her inspired the song notwithstanding, hats off.
Irisian Sedroe
March 18, 2020
Thank You, Rosalind. You know you inspired MANY. Hopefully You're Resting In Peace. Many still remember your inspiration toward our country. Michael
Mick Catalano Catalano
March 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy for the death of Rosalind Walter. I had no idea that she was so instrumental in her efforts to bring about peace. May her loved ones hold near to their hearts God's promise of a world filled with the exquisite delight of the abundance of peace.
March 15, 2020
May the God of all comfort strengthen her loved ones to endure now, and in the days to come.
L E
March 15, 2020
Ms Walter thank you for your contribution to helping us win WWII and for showing so many other women what they can do. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. "We Can Do It!" And Rosie you helped show women then and are helping inspire us now. Thank you!
Anna
March 12, 2020
Linda Tracy
March 12, 2020
To the family and friends of Ms. Walter. Please accept my sincere prayers and condolences.
JE Sowell
March 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 12, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 12, 2020
Walter Family, we send our sincere condolences to you all. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
March 11, 2020
Dear Rosalind P.Walters's Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Rosalind P.Walters's.haven't heard of her till I looked on my computer.luv,faith/rorymay she rest in peace.
faith/rory tobin/dockett
March 11, 2020
Rest in peace my dear . You were a great lady
Lawrence Capriotti
March 11, 2020
I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved ones. I appreciate her work helping young ones. It seems as times get harder, young ones, really have problems relating in this world.
March 11, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
March 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, "Rosie". Thank you for your service to our nation in WWII! You were truly a member of the Greatest Generation, helping to build the badly-needed Vought F4U Corsair fighter planes that helped us win the war.
Bret Rowe
March 9, 2020
Rest in peace.
Stephanie Schell
March 9, 2020
Inspired a lot of women during World War II.
Stephanie Schell
March 9, 2020
My condolences to the family of Rosalind Walter, I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with all of you as you mourn.
March 8, 2020
May God Bless you with a special place in Heaven Thank you for what you did during the war paving the way for females
March 8, 2020
One classy lady!
Fly high in the sky.
RIP ROSIE
March 8, 2020
Deepest sympathies to the Walker family. She gave women wings. May the memories give you strength to carry on as God comforts you as you mourn.
March 8, 2020
Many thanks for her philanthropic efforts. Deepest condolences to the Walters family, may God be with you at this most difficult time of your loss.
March 8, 2020
Rosie The Riveter WWII
Kristi Norrod
March 8, 2020
We Can Do It!
Kristi Norrod
March 8, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Walters family, may God grant you comfort and strength in your time of need.
March 7, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 7, 2020
My dad talked about her back in the Day , she was Something
Else he said !! Thank You for your Service .
Sue Willard
Gr .Mich .
March 7, 2020
Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and the loving support of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.
March 6, 2020
My deepest condolences to this family. Prayers for all.
Shannon Green
March 6, 2020
My sincere condolences to theWalter family for your loss. Your loved one will be missed. May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Mary Smith
March 6, 2020
I always wondered who Rosalind P Walter was when I see her mentioned on PBS. Now I know and I wish I could thank her for her philanthropy and for supporting such wonderful programming.
Patricia Ochman
March 6, 2020
An incredible, inspiring woman. Thank you for your service. I hope your family is comforted by their memories and the knowledge of what a legacy you have left for women everywhere.
Elizabeth Olsson
March 6, 2020
Alishia
March 6, 2020
Thank you for saving America ! Thanks you to all of our strong American sister-women who stepped up to continue producing munitions, warships, and aircraft to keep our American freedom ☮. Thanks for paving the way for women's worthiness in life!!! We have you all to thank for promoting women and female success in such a positive light! All of you are true heroines ❣ Thank you!!!
Ann Marie
March 6, 2020
A long life well-lived. I would have liked to have known her. She is an inspiration.
Minda PD
March 6, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Walter family she was such a beautiful and awesome lady may the memories of great times shared bring comfort and peace now and in the days to come
Kay
March 6, 2020
As I have written in other notes of condolence to families of U.S. Servicemen and women: "Thank you for your service." The contribution of the war workers was just as crucial as that of the millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen. Along with the aircraft you turned out you also inspired a song that was a moral booster for the men and women overseas.The song helped to recruit thousands of women to sign up for factory jobs who might have otherwise stayed at home orworked in more "feminine" jobs.
Scott Malpass
March 6, 2020
My mother, Anne Thomas, was a big fan of Ros! She spoke of her fondly, as a smart, nice, and very funny woman. As a child, I thought she was terrific! Best wishes to her family from ours.
Cammy Thomas
March 6, 2020
Condolences. May God comfort your sad hearts at this time of grief and sorrow.
March 6, 2020
R.I.P. dear Riviter.... The World needs more people like you. God Bless...
Dwaine Johnson
March 6, 2020
Thank you , you gave hope to many of women that me can do anything Aman can do. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
R I P
Justine Clark
March 6, 2020
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Geri Zapata Soria
March 6, 2020
Rest in Peace, Rosalind. And thank you for your service to our country. Your, and your fellow Rosies', contributions to our country's war effort preserved the wonderful rights and freedoms that subsequent generations have been privileged to experience.
March 6, 2020
To a very special lady that inspired a nation that any women is capable of doing a man's work ! I'm so proud of you.. may you now rest in peace.
Barb
March 6, 2020
My condolences.
March 6, 2020
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.....GOD BLESS !!

FTMY, FL.
March 6, 2020
Many prayers to the Walter family, truly sorry for your loss, may God give you comfort and strength to help you at this most difficult time.
March 6, 2020
I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of rosalind Walters woman of many talents may the God of tender mercies grant her peace
March 6, 2020
Rosalind P. Walter defines a "true American"...her lifelong selflessness is an inspiring legacy for future generations.
My condolences at this sad and difficult time.
Les Breese
March 6, 2020
In my youth I remember the second world war & the inspiration that the " ROSIE THE RIVETER " slogan gave to our country & its men & women on the front line of our defense. Thank you for your service!! Rest in peace " ROSIE "
Sammie Douan
March 6, 2020
Condolences to the family for your loss, and we thank Rosalind for her service in the war effort. I had never heard that she was an heiress; what an exemplary illustration of character, that she would get in and roll up her sleeves and work as hard as anyone else, and not just for a quick photo op as so many do today. May Rosalind rest in peace, and may God comfort her family and friends.
March 6, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. May your hearts be filled with the precious memories of your dear loved one, today, tomorrow and always.
March 6, 2020
You have always been an inspiration to me throughout my life as an icon of amazing strength and perseverance. I thank you and may God bless you for your and to our country.
Wanda Conrad
March 6, 2020
Thank you for your service and dedication to America during a critical time of need. America need to build its fighting machines to help defeat our enemies and end the war. We could not do this without people like yourself and others that helped build fighter planes and bombers effectively and as rapidly as possible. May God Bless You Always! Rest in Peace...
AG
March 6, 2020
Sorry to hear of the loss.
Ann Stokman
March 5, 2020
Every time I watch a PBS show (which is all the time because I am a very small sustaining member) I see her name at the end during the credits. Thank you for your very generous support. I am sure that she fought to help save PBS when the government wants to cut its funding. Again, thank you for your generosity. My sympathy goes out to her family and friends. (PBS stations WVIZ and WNEO)
Joan Beach
March 5, 2020
May the angels of heaven bring her to the world's heaven ly father CHRIST OUR LORD .
Scott Melvin
Significant_other
March 5, 2020
What wonderful causes she supported with her philanthropic work. She will certainly be in Gods memory.
March 5, 2020
My condolences to her friends and family she became an icon in for so many reasons she was a fine lady sincerely yours David call Burlington photography art Works global digital Museum
David Call
March 5, 2020
Thanks for your inspiration to support the war effort...may you find peace with God...
Lenny Johnston
March 5, 2020
Thank you for your service to our country. May you rest in peace.
Clarence McDanal
March 5, 2020
What an inspiration to all. I can remember my mother talking of Rosie as a child growing up. She was Rosie's age and also worked in an airplane plant during the war. Prayers to your family. Wonderful legacy...
Karen Stewart
March 5, 2020
Godspeed Rosalind. Forever, "Rosie the Riveter", a WWII icon.
Harry Simpson
March 5, 2020
i am so sorry for you'r lose of Rosalind. I just lost my mother an she was a Rose. peace be with her and her family. Pam from Dayton Oh.
March 5, 2020
Thank you for your service to our great country when you were needed so much. RIP ♥
Carol Peterson
Friend
March 5, 2020
I wish I had an opportunity to meet you. Maj Tom Clark, USA ret. Vietnam
Tom Clark
March 4, 2020
dear Rosalinda may you rest in peace, we will miss you dearly, the ballet, dance and tennis world will miss you dearly. My deepest condolences to your family.
with deep regrets,
Irene Shen
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