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Dr. Walter J. Dombkoski

d. October 29, 2016

Dr. Walter J. Dombkoski

Age 86, of Warminster, PA, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, PA, passed away October 29th. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Conrey). Loving father of Dr. Ruth Dombkoski, Susan Ponente (John), Michael (Denise) and Mark (Kathleen). Cherished “Dzia Dzia” grandfather of Alexa, Matthew, Michael Evan, Jessica, Anthony, Lauren, Cara and Brooke. A retired general surgeon, Walter spent the majority of his lengthy career at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, PA, starting out as House Physician and later establishing a large private surgical practice. He was with Holy Redeemer for over 30 years and held many leadership posts, culminating with membership on the Board of Directors and Chairman of Surgical Dept. Prior to that, he was a Captain in the Army Medical Reserve stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. From there, he established a practice as a local General Practitioner in Northeast Philadelphia, where his reputation for a warm and caring bedside manner and his skills as a physician, earned him a permanent place in the hearts of countless patients and their families. Long considered the devoted patriarch of his own large extended family, Walter’s quiet example was always to live by the Golden Rule and help as many people as possible along the way. He was a role model, a calm guide and a steady source of advice, wisdom and solace for all of us and he will remain a source of inspiration for our family as well as the many families his countless acts of kindness have touched over his lifetime. Walter belonged to several international food and wine societies and enjoyed traveling throughout the world with family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Walter’s visitation on Saturday, 9:30AM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 215 E County Line Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040, where his Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11AM. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospital or St. Joseph’s Manor, Care of Office of Philanthropy, 521 Moredon Rd. 2nd floor, Huntingdon Valley, PA. 19006.

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