S. George Walters
S. George Walters (87), died on January 2, 2014.
Throughout his distinguished career, Walters made many significant contributions and innovations in business, government, and education. He also touched many lives through his love of education and teaching.
He began teaching at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Business in 1970, where he was founding director of the Inter-functional Management Program. He retired from teaching as professor emeritus in 1993.
While at Rutgers he worked with the National Science Foundation in the United States and abroad, helping to establish Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. He co-authored seven books and 188 refereed journal articles.
He served in the army from 1944-1947 and rose to the rank of 1st lieutenant. He graduated in 1949 from Western Maryland College with a B.A. cum laude, in 1950 from Columbia University with an M.S., in 1953 from Columbia Graduate School of Business with an MBA, with distinction, and in 1960 from New York University as an honors scholar with a Ph.D.
An avid reader, he enjoyed all types of music, driving the countryside and having a terrific sense of humor.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sandra, and his sister Virginia Walters Rider. He is survived by three daughters; Margie Taylor Clifford and her husband Ray of Mansfield Twp., New Jersey; Karen Capin Walters and Virginia Walters-McFee and husband Chris, all of Milford, NJ; a son George A. Walters II; granddaughter Cassandra Jo Walters and grandson George A Walters III and his wife, Sunny; all of Atlanta, GA; nieces Ann Rider and family of Altadena, CA., and Carrie Rider and husband of Norwalk CT.; and sister-in-law Dorothea Hyde of Honolulu, Hawaii.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Walters’ name to the charity of one’s choice, themichellefund.org, or to the Rutgers Foundation in memory of Professor S. George Walters (send to: Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park, 11th Fl., Rm 1125, Newark, NJ 07102).