At Princeton he majored in chemistry, joined Tower Club, and played in the band and the orchestra. He was in the Navy, both on active duty as a Navy pilot and while a Princeton undergraduate. As an alum, he often was an interviewer of Princeton applicants.
Walter’s professional career in New York City was in the independent private practice of ophthalmology. A graduate of Cornell Medical College, he later became clinical professor of ophthalmology there. His internship and residency were at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Throughout his career years and in retirement, both in the New York area and when in Florida, Walter was an avid and dedicated sportsman for tennis and golf, but especially for sailing and fishing.
Walter is survived by his wife, Blossom Audrey (Bunny) Peretz; two daughters, Jamie Peretz ’83 and Nancy Peretz Sheft ’88; son Andrew Peretz ’85; and four grandchildren.