Walther S. Mather ’50

Walter S. Mather ’50 died on April 16, 2014, in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

He was born on November 19, 1928, in Windsor, Conn., and prepared for college at Loomis Institute. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He then graduated from Harvard Law School and went on to a career as a trust and estates lawyer with Davis, Polk and Wardell of New York, and the First National City Bank of N.Y. He served as trustee for the W. R. Grace family at Marine Midland Bank, was associated with Bessemer Trust and went into private practice when he relocated to Glastonbury. He was also a trustee of the Henry Viscardi School for severely handicapped children on Long Island and was a trustee of the Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn and Queens. For the past 20 years, and his wife were Fellows of the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College, where they attended classes, lectures and events. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy La Perla Mather; stepsons Stephen La Perla and Robert La Perla; stepdaughter Nancy Ellen Bemis; his first wife, Rachel Roser Mather; daughters Melissa Kunstadter, Rebecca Rupert, Nancy Mather, Abigail Mather and Daisy Mather; sons Walter S. Mather III, Nathaniel Mather, Jeremiah Mather and Timothy Mather; sister Joan Mather MacIntosh; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Linwood S. Mather, and an infant son, Giles Mather.


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