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“I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Walters when he was a physician at the Wichita Clinic. I was a medical records clerk assigned to the...Read More »
1 of 184 | Posted by: Diana Eslinger - Wichita, KS

“Our beloved son John, then only six years old, was Dr. Bob's patient shortly after he opened his Austin practice. John had Proteus Syndrome which...Read More »
2 of 184 | Posted by: Sharon Banscher - Springfield, VA

“I was just updating my medical records and discovered that Dr. Walters passed away. He performed surgery on my hand in 2008. While visitng him for...Read More »
3 of 184 | Posted by: Jenny Lace - Asutin, TX - patient

“I was so sad to read this two years later. You all were such pleasant memories of our Austin years. From reading the obit, it sounds like...Read More »
4 of 184 | Posted by: Patti Davey - SAN ANTONIO, TX

“What a pleasure to have known and wirked with this man! ”
5 of 184 | Posted by: Kristin Kocian - Austin, TX

“I just learned of the passing of Dr. Walters this afternoon from my GP. I was shocked to hear this. Bob performed 4 operations on my arms in 1996,...Read More »
6 of 184 | Posted by: Barry D Wright - Georgetown, TX

“I just learned of Dr. Walters passing after making a referral to a friend and just wanted to pass along to his friends and family the thanks of a...Read More »
7 of 184 | Posted by: Glenn Garland - Austin, TX

“Today would have been Dr. Bob's 70th birthday. His birthday was the day after our second son's, and so we always had two days in a row of...Read More »
8 of 184 | Posted by: Jane Walters - Austin, TX

“I was having physical therapy yesterday on my left shoulder and left elbow and my therapist noticed some slight scars on my right hand and wrist. ...Read More »
9 of 184 | Posted by: Rhonda Kay Wiatrek - Cedar Park, TX

“Dr. Walters helped me in innumerable ways. I am a violinist and when I realized I needed hand surgery, I was quite scared. But thanks to him, I...Read More »
10 of 184 | Posted by: Ashley Frithiof - Patient

“I just found out... Dr. Walters was a truly GOOD person, an expert in his field who was full of goodwill and caring. He quickly became "Dr. Bob" to...Read More »
11 of 184 | Posted by: Michael Brockway - Austin, TX

“When I first met Dr. Bob, I couldn't believe that I found such an awesome gentleman who genuinely cared about his patients the way he did. He made...Read More »
12 of 184 | Posted by: Lori Laws - Round Rock, TX

“Family of Dr. Walters, I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Walters death. Unfortunatly I was out of the country at the time and am just now getting the...Read More »
13 of 184 | Posted by: Lois Matthews - Patient

“Mrs. Walters, Children and Grandchildren It was with great sorrow that I received the letter from Dr. Walters office today informing me of his...Read More »
14 of 184 | Posted by: Patty Schaar - Victoria, TX

“To the family of Dr. Bob Walters: My wife and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your husband, father, and...Read More »
15 of 184 | Posted by: Michael Price - Greenville, TX

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Walters passing. He was the most caring doctor I have ever known. He did surgery on my hand and ministered to me...Read More »
16 of 184 | Posted by: Jo Ann Ashford - austin, TX

“My heart is broken on learning of Dr. Walters' passing. He remains the nicest, kindest person I have ever known. After my second hand surgery while...Read More »
17 of 184 | Posted by: Carla Smith - Austin, TX

“Dr Walters was a very kind, caring man. I worked with him for 15 years at Seton Medical Center. He was a joy to work with. Made us laugh all the...Read More »
18 of 184 | Posted by: Laurie Lawler Senske - Austin, TX

“To the family of Dr. Walters: I still can't absorb this awful news I received in the mail yesterday telling us of the passing of Dr. Walters. He...Read More »
19 of 184 | Posted by: Babette Skalka - patient

“My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Walters. He was that rare doctor who spoke in clear terms and carefully explained all...Read More »
20 of 184 | Posted by: Melanie Lewis - Austin, TX

“I was deeply shocked to hear of Dr. Walter's passing. He was one of the highest level professionals and finest men I have ever met, and I am...Read More »
21 of 184 | Posted by: Mark Leidig

“Dr. Robert M. Walters cared for both my left and right hands for three problems. He was recommended to me by a physician who told me that if I were...Read More »
22 of 184 | Posted by: Csrolyn P. Greenburg

“Dr. Walters was THE nicest doctor I have ever met and probably ever will meet. He fixed my husband's hand last summer and was so nice to both of us....Read More »
23 of 184 | Posted by: Claire

“Dr. Roberts - Thank you for fixing my Dad's hands so that he had many years of use he wouldn't have otherwise, and for saving my broken little finger...Read More »
24 of 184 | Posted by: Maggie Moore White - San Marcos, TX

“I was deeply saddened when i received the letter today that we lost a wonderful doctor and a very dear person. He was very adept at his craft of...Read More »
25 of 184 | Posted by: Livia Baskin Schorlemer - austin, TX

“What a wonderful man! What a sad letter! I feel like the world is truly at a loss, but God has called one of his angels home. Dr. Walters was a...Read More »
26 of 184 | Posted by: Elizabeth J. - Patient

“A letter received today notified me of the passing Dr. Walters. In 2009, he saved my hand and my career as a nurse. What a wonderful man, fabulous...Read More »
27 of 184 | Posted by: Tara Papenhausen - Leander, TX

“Wow! Am I sad! I am so sorry that one of the best surgeons, and sweetest people I ever met, is gone .....Way Too Soon! Got a letter from his office...Read More »
28 of 184 | Posted by: Deirdre OCONNOR - Patient

“Since August 2004 through September 2009, Dr. Walters performed 12 surgeries (6 on each hand) and I cried when I received the letter today saying...Read More »
29 of 184 | Posted by: Carol Wentland - Georgetown, TX

“We want to express our sadness for Dr. Walters’ passing. We just learned an hour ago. He had real unique and wonderful way of treating his...Read More »
30 of 184 | Posted by: Steven and Elena Schultz

“We will miss you Bob. We have all learned from your easy, gentle and kind bed-side manner, your wholehearted good spirits, your eternal soul. Thank...Read More »
31 of 184 | Posted by: Al Duska, MD - Austin, TX

“I was so sad to receive a letter from Dr. Walter's office notifying me of his passing. What a wonderful man, and caring doctor. He performed...Read More »
32 of 184 | Posted by: Jane Capron - Austin - patient

“I sure am sadding to hear about DR. Walters passing. i just got a letter to day 1/31/2011 could not belive it. he was such a caring soul, he did...Read More »
33 of 184 | Posted by: PATRICIA CALVO - kyle, TX

“Dr. Walters was a great person who seemed to really love his family. I always enjoyed looking at all his lovely grandchildren's pictures in his...Read More »
34 of 184 | Posted by: Bobby Jones - Austin, TX

“I just learned of Dr. Walter's passing yesterday. I referred a friend to him and she told me that he had passed away. I only met Dr. Walter's breifly...Read More »
35 of 184 | Posted by: Jennifer Joseph-Prenger - Austin, TX

“I am saddened to hear of the news...Dr Robert Walters was a genuine and intelligent doctor! His bedside manner was one of a kind along with his...Read More »
36 of 184 | Posted by: Amy Lopez - Round Rock, TX

“What a tremendous loss to the medical profession. He operated on my daughter. He was the best. Loved his bedside manner. Wish all doctors were like...Read More »
37 of 184 | Posted by: Chet Brown - Dallas, TX

“I went to refer a friend to Dr. Walters and learned of his passing. How strange that I sit here in tears over a doctor I only knew briefly as a...Read More »
38 of 184 | Posted by: Lisa Robin - Austin, TX - Patient

“I just recently found out about his passing because I was out of town. I still am in shock. I always called him Teddy Bear because when he came up to...Read More »
39 of 184 | Posted by: Cynthea D. Houldson RN - Cypress, TX

“To Jane and the whole Walters family, I was stunned and deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Bob's passing yesterday. He has done so much for me. Twenty...Read More »
40 of 184 | Posted by: Betsy Parker - patient

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Walter's passing when I called his office and heard the voice mail. Dr. Walters performed surgery on me about 7...Read More »
41 of 184 | Posted by: Jeanine Rains - Cedar Park , TX

“I recently heard of the passing of Dr. Bob after visiting another Dr. in the building. I am stunned and saddened by this news. After knowing him...Read More »
42 of 184 | Posted by: Shannon Kloesel - Patient

“The world and the medical profession has lost an amazing person and physician. I thank Dr. Walters for his help in preserving my wrist without...Read More »
43 of 184 | Posted by: Lisa T. - Austin, TX - patient

“I am so sorry to learn only today of Dr. Bob's passing. I just don't have the words to say what an impact he had on my life. My condolences to a...Read More »
44 of 184 | Posted by: Vicki McFadden - Austin, TX

“I was devastated to hear of Dr Walter's (Bob's) passing. How ironic that his heart that had such boundless emotional energy gave out physically so...Read More »
45 of 184 | Posted by: Donna Schmidt - Austin, TX

“Dr Walters was one of the most gifted and tallented medical doctors I have ever had the privalege to know. He shared his knowledge in such a way that...Read More »
46 of 184 | Posted by: Yvonne Facey - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters was so kind to my daughter when she needed surgery several years ago. We will never forget his professionalism and caring attitude. May...Read More »
47 of 184 | Posted by: Laurie Mahaffey - Austin, TX

“Every day I think, I will get used to a world without Bob Walters in it. So far, every day, I am wrong. ”
48 of 184 | Posted by: Nancy Daley - Austin, TX - Friend

“I had surgery on my left wrst on June 12th, 2009. I had bones removed and my thumb joint reconstructed. The surgery was not a success and my pain...Read More »
49 of 184 | Posted by: Naomi Carroll - Round Rock, TX

“I am very sad to learn of Dr. Walter's passing. Although I didn't know him well personally, he was always so courteous, gracious and professional...Read More »
50 of 184 | Posted by: Steven Zimmet, MD - Austin, TX

“Jane and Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I just heard about Dr. Bob's passing and am incredibley saddened. I feel at a...Read More »
51 of 184 | Posted by: Robin Shumer - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters was a wonderful doctor and person. I referred many patients to him and always heard wonderful stories of their visits. They always came...Read More »
52 of 184 | Posted by: Roberta Herman - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters was an excellent surgeon and colleague. He will be missed. Every patient that I sent to him thoroughly enjoyed working with him. God...Read More »
53 of 184 | Posted by: Michael Gutierrez, M.D. - Austin, TX

“To Dr. Walter's family- He was such a wonderful man and surgeon. He operated on my hand 3 times in 1984-85. I absolutely adored him. He was so...Read More »
54 of 184 | Posted by: Diane Herrington - austin

“I was a patient of Dr. Walters and he was such a nice man! I saw him for two different conditions and he drew pictures for me and explained...Read More »
55 of 184 | Posted by: Debbie Walters - Austin, TX

“I'm so saddened that Dr. Walters is gone, so very sad for his family, his friends, his colleagues and his patients. And, I missed a great...Read More »
56 of 184 | Posted by: Colleen T. Kain - Austin, TX

“I want to share with each of you the cause of Bob's sudden death, as I know we have all wanted to know what it was that could have taken him from us....Read More »
57 of 184 | Posted by: Jane Barbour Walters - Austin, TX

“To the family and friends of Dr. Bob, I called Dr. Bob's office today to schedule wrist surgery, and I was incredibly saddened to learn of his...Read More »
58 of 184 | Posted by: Susan Crawford - Leander, TX

“What a huge loss to the Scleroderma patients of Austin. I first met "Dr Bob" at a Scleroderma support group, in his hand clinic around 20 yrs ago. ...Read More »
59 of 184 | Posted by: Candee Barron - austin, TX

“Yesterday, I was at Seton as my mom underwent an out-patient procedure. It was when she was in recovery, that we struck up a conversation with the...Read More »
60 of 184 | Posted by: Jackie Childress - Austin, TX

“I have the privilege of dating David Walters and of becoming well acquainted with Janie & Bob during Austin visits. On Sunday, Oct. 31st (a week...Read More »
61 of 184 | Posted by: Stacey Million - Poplar Bluff, MO

“I will miss Bob. Always cheerful, optimistic. Energetic. Friendly when we crossed paths at Seton. A good surgeon - I could send patients to him...Read More »
62 of 184 | Posted by: Dudley Youman - Austin, TX

“i First met the doc back in May 1991 for my right hand, and arm. To me i thought of him as a big over grown "Teddy Bear". He was such a caring person...Read More »
63 of 184 | Posted by: marilyn king

“I learned of Bob's passing Monday when his office manager returned the email I sent on Sunday. I was stunned by the news, as all his Roosevelt High...Read More »
64 of 184 | Posted by: Leroy Ellenberger - St. Louis, MO

“As many others have recalled, Dr. Bob performed surgery on my hand, and did so with precision and perfection. I remember the 3x5 card (or was it...Read More »
65 of 184 | Posted by: Kat Montgomery - Pflugerville, TX

“Yes, Seton Main will never be the same without Dr.Walters smiling face and friendliness, made working in the OR fun!!! Well never forget... To the...Read More »
66 of 184 | Posted by: Monica Davis

“Dr. Walters was an amazing doctor. I broke my wrist 3 months before my wedding and I was terrified that I would be in a cast for my wedding, but Dr....Read More »
67 of 184 | Posted by: Melissa Parks - Round Rock, TX

“Dr. Walters performed surgery on my mother's hand to ease her difficulty with arthritis. I was only 15 at the time so I was very nervous about my mom...Read More »
68 of 184 | Posted by: Laura Marie Gustafson - Austin, TX

“I found out about Dr. Bob today while I'm in Ohio. He operated on my wrist for Kienbock's disease in 2006. I use a wheelchair from a car accident...Read More »
69 of 184 | Posted by: Sandy Napier - Austin, TX

“Today my husband called me at work and told me he had something to show me in the Austin American. I could not imagine what he would show me, but...Read More »
70 of 184 | Posted by: Denise Speckels - La Grange, TX

“To Jane and the Walters children, I was compelled to write you guys because my father died very suddenly 5 years ago, and the comments from his...Read More »
71 of 184 | Posted by: Laura Buchholtz Wooley - Austin, TX

“From my friend, Libby, words that comfort me...hoping that they comfort you as well...with credits to the original authors...where applicable. ...Read More »
72 of 184 | Posted by: Janie Walters - Austin, TX

“He was such a wonderful doctor and a talented artist. I wish I had the picture of my hand that he drew. It was exquisite. ”
73 of 184 | Posted by: Mary Bourgeois - patient

“Wonderfull Doctor and a delight to know, and will be missed by all that knew him. ”
74 of 184 | Posted by: Pat Potersnak - Austin, TX

“...At a time of such an indescribable loss, you must know how grateful I am that you so generously shared your treasured time with Bob with his...Read More »
75 of 184 | Posted by: Sandy Youman - Austin, TX

“I met Dr. Bob this July based on a referral from a friend. He was amazing from the first moment - he called me while I was in his waiting room and...Read More »
76 of 184 | Posted by: Beth Bernhard - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters was a very nice physician. He was truly a nurse favorite. ”
77 of 184 | Posted by: Cindy Dennis - Austin, TX

“To the Walters Family, I am sorry to hear of Dr. Walters' passing. My name is Miguel Salas and I was a patient of Dr. Walters. I feel compelled to...Read More »
78 of 184 | Posted by: Miguel Salas - Austin, TX

“Bob was a brilliant surgeon with a loving heart. He genuinely cared for others like no professional I have ever met. Bob will be missed by all and...Read More »
79 of 184 | Posted by: Waylon Allen - austin, TX

“I was so shocked and saddened today to learn of the passing of this beautiful being from our world. I had the priviledge of taking care of the first...Read More »
80 of 184 | Posted by: Lisa Fain - Austin, TX

“What a loss! I cannot think of a finer and more noble physician and friend. He was compassionate and caring for everyone and always had a smile. ...Read More »
81 of 184 | Posted by: Dr. Bobby Joe Kennedy - Austin, TX

“I have known Dr. Bob since he arrived in Austin. He was the most sweetest, kindest, loving person I've ever known. He was funny, loved to play...Read More »
82 of 184 | Posted by: Jo Ellyn O'Donnell - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters was the most amazing and wonderful doctor! My deepest sympathy to the family. Without you Dr. Walters I would not be able to use my...Read More »
83 of 184 | Posted by: Leila Abirached - Austin, TX

“Bon voyage to a lovely and gentle man, caring physician, skilled surgeon. He clarified any question with a perfectly proportioned drawing of the...Read More »
84 of 184 | Posted by: Suzy Juncker - Austin, TX

“Bob was a caring, empathetic surgeon and a super artist and communicator. As he explained my rather complicated problem, he beautifully drew my hand...Read More »
85 of 184 | Posted by: terry james - smithville, TX

“I'm so very sad at learning of the passing of Dr. Bob. I was his patient just a couple of years ago; I appreciated his great skill as a surgeon, but...Read More »
86 of 184 | Posted by: Lissa Hattersley - Austin, TX

“Dear loved ones of Bob, What a great loss you are experiencing for our beloved Dr. Bob. He was truly a Child of God and a physician who always...Read More »
87 of 184 | Posted by: Dick & Eleanor Chote - Austin, TX

“Bob Walter > Emissary > Practitioner > Artisan > Trusted Healer I had the blessing to meet Bob Walters on 07.13.2010 a 2nd opinion regarding my...Read More »
88 of 184 | Posted by: Kelley Ian Toombs - Austin, TX

“Dear Walters Family, AS an Anesthesiologist @ SMC I had the privilege of working with Bob for the past 25 years. (I was also a patient of Bobs on 3-4...Read More »
89 of 184 | Posted by: David E. Eden M.D. - AUSTIN, TX

“David, I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. My mom & dad send their love. ”
90 of 184 | Posted by: Leah Wiggs - Poplar Bluff, MO

“Dear Walters family, We love you all so much and our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone one of you. Bob was an admirable man- a great...Read More »
91 of 184 | Posted by: Jay & Renee Irion - Austin, TX

“Dear Jane & Family, I want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. So much to say....,but I just want to offer you this...Read More »
92 of 184 | Posted by: Lou and George Kott - Friends

“This is fanmail. When my son was having problems with his wrist, I sent 80 emails out to the music community soliciting referrals. 70% of the...Read More »
93 of 184 | Posted by: Cornell Hurd - Austin, TX

“Jane, I am so sorry to read about the death of your husband. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love so dearly. Please know my...Read More »
94 of 184 | Posted by: Marsha McGowan LeGrand - MO

“Dr. Bob gave me the full use of both of my hands back to me after years and years of suffering with painful arthritis. I was so afraid of letting...Read More »
95 of 184 | Posted by: Sue Lindsay - Buda, TX - patient

“Meez Jane.... I so wish I could be there with you in the days ahead. You and the kids are in my thoughts and close to my heart. Bob was such a...Read More »
96 of 184 | Posted by: Donna O'Kelly - Clarksburg, MD

“To the Walters family - What can I say about Dr Bob? He was a great surgeon and a wonderful presence. I will never forget the kindness and respect he...Read More »
97 of 184 | Posted by: Marina McGehee RN - Austin, TX

“I keep reading these comments and it is always the same. We all had his phone number,we all had his drawings, we all had his admonition to call him...Read More »
98 of 184 | Posted by: karem neyland - austin, TX

“Jane ~ kiddos ~ grands ~ Unexpected sadness is just that; overwhelming. My complete empathy is with each of you for your personal emptiness as tears...Read More »
99 of 184 | Posted by: 'Susie' Scherr - neighbor/friend

“Before i heard the news of Dr. Walter's death, i had been thinking about him for some time this morning. i was thinking that i wanted to see him and...Read More »
100 of 184 | Posted by: Cheri Brien - Austin , TX

“Dr. Bob was such a sweet and wonderfully kind man. His skill as a surgeon was unmatched. He has operated on me twice and seen me for several other...Read More »
101 of 184 | Posted by: Nancy Townsend - Patient

“This is a note for the wonderful and loving family, Jane, David, Brian, Cathy, Leslie, Joe, Sarah, Jay, Nate, Mark, Sam and Zayla,...I love all of...Read More »
102 of 184 | Posted by: Patricia Munoz

“My thoughts go out to Jane and the family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Walters over the past year. He always...Read More »
103 of 184 | Posted by: Nicole Kallenberg - Austin, TX

“To the family and friends of Dr. Robert "Bob" Walters, I am writing this note to express the sincere sorrow I feel for all who have known and loved...Read More »
104 of 184 | Posted by: Candy Clark - Giddings, TX

“Dear Jane and Kids. My heart breaks for you all. What a sudden and much too premature departure Bob has made. Know that we are all thinking of you...Read More »
105 of 184 | Posted by: Cynthia Nelson - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters performed a number of surgeries on my hands and wrists, over the course of several years more than 20 years ago. He always took such good...Read More »
106 of 184 | Posted by: Jennifer Lava - Austin, TX

“Ohh how my heart breaks as I just heard the sad news. This was a WONDERFUL man, the most skilled surgeon and personable man I've ever met. I had...Read More »
107 of 184 | Posted by: Donna Finn - patient?friend

“One of the most soft spoken, sincere and yet funny men I knew. ”
108 of 184 | Posted by: M. Coleman Driver, Jr. MD - TX

“I absolutely loved this man as he was the most decent, caring, generous, funny and compassionate human being and doctor I have ever had the pleasure...Read More »
109 of 184 | Posted by: Patricia Munoz - Worked for him.

“Dear Jane & Family, I want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking back to 1983 when Bob opened his office in Austin,...Read More »
110 of 184 | Posted by: Maryann Miller-Murphy - Friend

“Jane, Leslie, David, Brian and Sarah- I have been thinking about you constantly this week and am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad as...Read More »
111 of 184 | Posted by: Emily Klug Slaughter - Austin, TX

“I remember the first time I met Dr Walters...he very quickly corrected me when I addressed him as Doctor and said "just call me Bob." He was a truly...Read More »
112 of 184 | Posted by: Eugene Nathenson - Austin, TX

“As an ER physician, I had the opportunity to consult with Bob a few times over the years. He was a great physician and an even better person. He'll...Read More »
113 of 184 | Posted by: Suneet Singh, MD - Austin, TX

“I am one of Dr. Bob’s many grateful patients. He gave me back the use of my left hand. He was a wonderful doctor and a warm and caring person. ...Read More »
114 of 184 | Posted by: Caroline Taylor - Austin

“Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for your loss of your beloved "Bob. William was a patient of his after a bad accident in...Read More »
115 of 184 | Posted by: William and Debbie Engstrom

“Four or five years ago, Dr. Walters operated on my right hand. It took me a while to decide to take this step, and throughout the process Bob was...Read More »
116 of 184 | Posted by: Peggy Pickle - Austin, TX

“I have thought about Dr. Walters every day for the past ten years. Each time I glance down at my right wrist and forearm, I am impressed by the two...Read More »
117 of 184 | Posted by: Summer McInerney - Austin, TX

“My thoughts and prayers to the Walters family. Bob was an incredible person, wonderful Dr and a joy to work with. He always had a smile and laugh. He...Read More »
118 of 184 | Posted by: Sherry Luken - Georgetown, TX

“What a blessing and a privilege to have worked with Dr. Walters! I am an occupational therapist who treated many of his patients at Seton Northwest...Read More »
119 of 184 | Posted by: Casey Robinson - austin,, TX

“Bob Walters was one-of-a-kind. Outstanding physician and surgeon, incredible human being, wonderful husband and father, dear friend. One only needs...Read More »
120 of 184 | Posted by: Carl and Eunice Erickson - Austin, TX

“It has been a complete honor and privilege,not to mention a whole lot of fun to with Bob these past few years. His love of his work made each and...Read More »
121 of 184 | Posted by: Heather Hornstrom - Co-worker

“I along with my son and wife were greatly saddened to learn of Dr. Walters death. We all know he was the embodiment of what being a medical provider...Read More »
122 of 184 | Posted by: Dan McMahon - Austin, TX

“What a talented gift Dr. Walters had in this life! Without him, myself and my mother and brother would not have the physical capabilities we do today...Read More »
123 of 184 | Posted by: Christi, Jenni and John Usher - TX

“Dr Walters was an amazing doctor. He always had a smile on his face. We are going to miss him prank calling us in scheduling :). I remember when i...Read More »
124 of 184 | Posted by: Jasmina - co worker

“My heart aches for the loss of such a wonderful, loving and special being. We who were privileged to have been his patient will be forever grateful...Read More »
125 of 184 | Posted by: Elise Orman - patient

“Dear Friends and Family, Your posts have touched our hearts and given us comfort. Know that, as much joy as Dr. Bob was to you, you were also a...Read More »
126 of 184 | Posted by: Jane Walters - Austin, TX

“Dear Walters Family, Dr. Walters treated me for a mysterious pain in my hand last summer. What a brilliant and kind man! He gave me his cell phone...Read More »
127 of 184 | Posted by: Grace Renbarger - Austin, TX

“First of all, my heart goes out to Bob wife and children. He was so proud of all of you. I always admired the family photos in the waiting area of...Read More »
128 of 184 | Posted by: Joanne Bain - Austin, TX

“I had never met Dr. Bob until September when my wrist and thumb started hurting even though Dr. Kroll and I always referred patients to him. They...Read More »
129 of 184 | Posted by: Sylvia Alvarado - Austin, TX

“I suffered a severe wrist break that could have left me without the use of my left hand. I was referred to Dr. Walters and his surgical repair of my...Read More »
130 of 184 | Posted by: Bob Allen - Austin - Patient

“Dr. Walters was the most kind and wonderful man that my son and I have ever met. He was so positive and encouraging for all of Michael's numerous...Read More »
131 of 184 | Posted by: Stephanie and Michael Lisch - TX

“I was lucky enough to have known Dr. Walters for several years--when I was a nursing student, as his RN circulator, and as his patient as well. He...Read More »
132 of 184 | Posted by: Susan Kopplin - Austin, TX

“I, too, am a patient of Dr. Bob's with beautiful sketches and his cell phone # tucked away for the next time I needed them. I first met Dr. Bob when...Read More »
133 of 184 | Posted by: Lisa Munson - Cedar Park, TX

“Dr. Walters treated me several times. He cured my trigger thumb. When I thought I wanted surgery for carpal tunnel, he made sure . It turned out...Read More »
134 of 184 | Posted by: Karen Batey - Austin, TX

“We were so shocked and sadden by the news. Bob was a wonderful neighbor and doctor, he will be missed by many. Love to the family, Bob, Lisa, &...Read More »
135 of 184 | Posted by: Bob, Lisa, & Rachel Wade - Austin, TX

“Bob Walters was an exceptional doctor and one of the warmest human beings I've ever known. He was caring, concerned, professional, kind,...Read More »
136 of 184 | Posted by: Patty Arnold - Austin, TX

“How sad it was to read of Dr. Walters death in the paper this morning. I have his card with personal cell number tucked in my wallet as he has...Read More »
137 of 184 | Posted by: Pat Lyckman - Patient

“I was completely floored at the news of Dr Bob passing. It was just last week that I shook his hand and exchanged a laugh. His laugh was infectious...Read More »
138 of 184 | Posted by: Dan Deming, MD - Austin, TX

“Janie, No matter how old we are, losing someone we love is one of our deepest sorrows a heart can know. There are no words to fill the void in your...Read More »
139 of 184 | Posted by: Rise Morrison - Friend

“The world has lost a wonderful man and physician. Bob performed surgery on my wrist last year. He actually called me at 9:30 one evening to discuss...Read More »
140 of 184 | Posted by: John Pritchard - Patient

“I was so saddened to read about Dr. Bob's passing. What a wonderful doctor and human being he was. I can honestly say that I was floored after...Read More »
141 of 184 | Posted by: Rose Thomas - Austin, TX

“Cannot think of a medical colleague I could miss more. Will miss Dr. Bob so sorely. What a stunning shock. May the Lord be with this...Read More »
142 of 184 | Posted by: Joe T. Powell M.D. - Austin, TX

“What an honor & blessing it has been to have known and worked with Dr. Walters for over 21 years !!! His legacy is the pages of testimonials his...Read More »
143 of 184 | Posted by: John W. Schwartz CRNA

“On behalf of the PBX department for Seton Family of Hospitals, we remember Dr. Walters as a kind and friendly person who always had a moment to say...Read More »
144 of 184 | Posted by: Diane Dean - Austin, TX

“My words cannot describe what a wonderful man Bob was. His energy, kindness and love for people........Even when my hand hurt, he made me laugh and...Read More »
145 of 184 | Posted by: Susan Koonce - Austin, TX

“If I could speak to Bob today I'd say "Thank you so "MUCH!" I'd tell him that losing him is like losing a brother. He and Jane have been my Austin...Read More »
146 of 184 | Posted by: Sue Cox - Austin, TX

“Janie, So sorry for your loss. My heart is with crying for you and my prayers are being said for your peace and recovery. I long to be there with...Read More »
147 of 184 | Posted by: Nancy Jane Hills

“Dr Walters did my finger surgery for me in 2008 he was such a great surgeon. I worked in the building where he worked and he always had and smile and...Read More »
148 of 184 | Posted by: Marcella Gildon - PATIENT

“I had the pleasure of working with Bob Walters in the OR at Seton Medical Center for 20 years. His good humor, surgical expertise and excellent...Read More »
149 of 184 | Posted by: Irene Broussard - Austin TX, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of the death of this wonderful man. He reconstructed my wrist nearly 25 years ago. It was a difficult time because, being a...Read More »
150 of 184 | Posted by: Toni Silver - Austin, Texas

“I injured my right hand in an accident and didn't know if it would fully recover.Through the grace of God I was sent to Dr Bob Walters.He sketched my...Read More »
151 of 184 | Posted by: Mark J Belisle - Austin, TX

“I met Dr.Walters when I startred at Seton Hospital back in 2001, I met Dr. Walters when I started in medical records I would pull his charts for him...Read More »
152 of 184 | Posted by: Alma Smith - Austin, TX

“My heart goes out to Dr. Bob's family. I was honored to have him as my hand surgeon. His kindness and knowledge always helped me feel better about...Read More »
153 of 184 | Posted by: Janie Spector - Austin, TX

“what a good man, and those informative cartoons of the human anatomy that I always left the office with, will be kept forever......being a musician,...Read More »
154 of 184 | Posted by: nick connolly - austin, TX

“I have never met a more caring, funny, and devoted doctor than Dr. Walters. I am at the same time so honored and saddened that I was one of his last...Read More »
155 of 184 | Posted by: Jenny Lyday - Dripping Springs, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. Bob's abscence will be greatly felt by all of us in the medical community. My husband, Mike, is an anesthesiologist...Read More »
156 of 184 | Posted by: Lynn Parish - Austin, TX

“Dr. Bob was one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He kept me laughing even through the most difficult periods of my post...Read More »
157 of 184 | Posted by: Noelle - patient

“Dr. Bob made each and every patient feel like they were the most important person of the day. Gracious, caring, sharing and intelligent were just a...Read More »
158 of 184 | Posted by: Linda Harris - patient

“As I write this, through tears, Dr. Walters was one of the fineist Drs. I ever had the joy to know. He always has a hug and joy foe all his patients...Read More »
159 of 184 | Posted by: Toni Aiken - Patient

“Dr. Walters was a very down to earth person who truly cared about his patients. He insisted on his patients calling him directly if they had any...Read More »
160 of 184 | Posted by: kerri downs - patient

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson Dr. Bob, thank you for touching each of our lives in such a very special...Read More »
161 of 184 | Posted by: Robert, Christy & Jack Shindell - TX

“Bob was a great friend, a trusted colleague, and a father figure. He took me under his wing and helped me start my practice in Austin almost 10...Read More »
162 of 184 | Posted by: Manish V. Patel, MD - Austin, TX

“How lucky I was to enjoy Dr. Robert as a patient(2), but also, as a friend and wonderful relationship with my son, Zachary. We first met due to an...Read More »
163 of 184 | Posted by: sharon Hankins - austin, TX

“To the Walters family and to Dr. Walters’ wonderful office staff- I had the distinct honor of having Dr. Walters as my surgeon one year ago when he...Read More »
164 of 184 | Posted by: Gretchen M. Schellstede - Austin, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go to his family, and also to the patients who, as I did, felt the warmth of his love for all humanity. He was the gentlest...Read More »
165 of 184 | Posted by: Lisa Fielder - Austin, TX

“To the Walters Family, I had the honor of learning from and working with Dr. Walters over the past 8 years as a hand therapist. My prayers and...Read More »
166 of 184 | Posted by: Christy Knight - Austin , TX

“My deepest sympathy goes to Jane, and the whole family. He often said you were the greatest joy in his life. I wish you comfort, peace and love...Read More »
167 of 184 | Posted by: Mary Tyson - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters had been a tremendous colleague in medicine, but when I became his patient I experienced his compassion and empathy firsthand. He was...Read More »
168 of 184 | Posted by: Stan Wang - Austin, TX

“My family has considered ourselves 'frequent fliers' at Dr. Walters office. At some point, he has taken care of each member of my family and always...Read More »
169 of 184 | Posted by: Cindy Nelson - Austin, TX

“Bob Walters was the most amazing human being and physician that I have ever had the honor to know is 33 years in the nursing profession. His abundant...Read More »
170 of 184 | Posted by: Yvette Chandler

“Dr. Walters made an imprint on many lives. He called each person by name as he walked the halls of Seton. He gave us high fives and pats on the...Read More »
171 of 184 | Posted by: Jan Stallings - Austin, TX

“My deepest sympathies to the Walter's family. Know that he has left an irreplaceable footprint on this earth and will be missed by all of those who...Read More »
172 of 184 | Posted by: Lisa D'Andrade - Austin, TX

“When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smiles- and smiles were abundant with Dr. Walters! I had the pure...Read More »
173 of 184 | Posted by: Ann Kipp - Austin, TX - Friend

“It was my privilege to work with Dr. Walters for 20 years as a Hand Therapist. His legacy is the mark he has left on all of us to treat as we would...Read More »
174 of 184 | Posted by: Sharon Guebert - Austin, TX

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Walters for the nearly 21 years that I have worked for Dr. Susan Adler at Austin Medical Plaza. I never saw...Read More »
175 of 184 | Posted by: pam jordahl - austin, TX

“A fabulous Dr. who gave everything for his patients. I will miss him terribly. He helped me so much during multiple surgeries. May God comfort his...Read More »
176 of 184 | Posted by: Ann D. Benedict - Austin, TX

“Never have I heard any physician give EVERY patient his personal cell number with the admonition to call him anytime about any concern. He would...Read More »
177 of 184 | Posted by: Nola Ray - Austin, TX - co worker

“The halls of Seton Medical Center will never be the same without the booming laugh and joyous greetings of Dr. Walters. He was a pleasure to work...Read More »
178 of 184 | Posted by: Vanessa Catherine Smith - Austin, TX

“Dr. Walters was a remarkable physician and seemed to have a therapeutic effect on every patient he and I shared. His knack for teaching (and drawing...Read More »
179 of 184 | Posted by: Don Brode - TX

“Dr. Bob was a very special person who touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family. Please know how much we at Seton loved...Read More »
180 of 184 | Posted by: Tracy Allen - Austin, TX

“I am one of many nurses at Seton Medical Center that will miss Dr. Walters very much. He was such a kind soul to his patients and nurses. My...Read More »
181 of 184 | Posted by: Emma Pargin - Cedar Park, TX

“For many years I enjoyed seeing Dr. Bob in the halls of Seton. I always appreciated his positive attitude. It was such a pleasure to hear his...Read More »
182 of 184 | Posted by: Donna Wilder - Austin, TX

“After breaking my wrist, I was so scared that I would never have full use of it again. Bob (he insisted I call him that; afterall he was going to be...Read More »
183 of 184 | Posted by: VJ Barre - Patient

“So sorry for your loss. May your memories always bring comfort. ”
184 of 184 | Posted by: Mary Skillings Forrester


Dr. Robert Walters died on Tuesday morning, November 9, 2010 at his home at the age of 69. He was born to Thurman Merrill and Eleanor Pfautsch Walters in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in St. Louis and attended Washington University, receiving his B.A. degree in 1968. He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois in 1974 as valedictorian and trained at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center for General Surgery. He did his orthopedic residency at the Harvard Combined Program in Orthopedic Surgery in Boston, MA. His thesis received The Hip Society Award which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. His Hand Surgery training was at the Christine Kleinert Program in Louisville, Kentucky. He practiced both general and hand orthopedic surgery in Wichita, Kansas before bringing his family to Austin in 1983. It was here that he began his practice specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. For the last 27 years Bob has cared for patients in and around the Austin area with tremendous joy, fulfilled with the knowledge that his passion for his work was rivaled only by the love and adoration returned by his family, friends, patients, and colleagues.

Dr. Walters is survived by his wife, Jane, son, David Walters, son and daughter-in-law, Brian Walters and Cathy Doggett, daughter and son-in-law, Leslie Marie Reasbeck and Joe Reasbeck, and daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Walters. He leaves five much beloved grandchildren, Jay Reasbeck, Nate Reasbeck, Mark Reasbeck, Sam Reasbeck, and Zayla Rose Walters. He is also survived by one sister, Sharon Walters Coffing and her husband, Bill, of Crystal Lake, Florida, a brother, Richard Edward Morris and sister-in-law, Joan Morris, and sister-in-law, Ruth Morris, wife of his late brother, John L. Morris of St. Louis.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, North Lamar. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Dr., Austin. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Seton Medical Center, Fund Office, 1201 W. 38th St, Austin, TX 78705; Rush Medical College, Office of Alumni Relations, Armour Academic Center, 600 South Paulina Street, Suite 202, Chicago, Illinois 60612; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.