Meet Walter

Walter Scherr is a career businessman who was also an Associate Professor at  Farmingdale State School and PhD candidate at NYU, He received his bachelor’s degree from Pace College attending night school, and his master’s degree from Hofstra University over the course of 15 years. He overcame many obstacles through persistence, honor, and commitment. He is a devoted family man, and an active philanthropist.

  • Co-Founder of The Vera and Walter Scherr and Family Foundation.
  • Husband, father of four, grandfather of 11, and great grampy of 2.
  • Principle and Board member of 1st publicly traded Facsimile Company.
  • Director, CFO, Executive Vice President: Veeco Instruments Inc.
  • General Manager of UPA Technology Division
  • Group Vice President at Litton Industries
  • Managing Director Sperry LTD.

Mission

Walter’s mission is rooted in his love of people, belief in good deeds, a strong sense of honor, truth, and commitment to hard work and worthy aspirations.

Miles To Go

Walter is a tireless humanitarian, giving his time and energy to worthy causes, love to his family, advice to those he mentors, and intends to do so until his last step.

Family Foundation

The Vera and Walter and Scherr Foundation was formed in 2007 by Walter, his daughter Laura, and son Robert. The Foundation’s focus is outreach for education and people with disabilities.

Walter's Community - Elmer Avila

I arrived from Honduras with only a suitcase full of dreams. But my wife and I worked very hard to save enough money to buy a house. We were the happiest people in the world … until we realized that we had misunderstood the terms of our mortgage. Making the monthly payments was a constant struggle. I was working as a boat mechanic when I met Mr. Walter. He was so kind and friendly and always asked how I was doing. “Everything’s fine,” I’d say, because I didn’t want him to think I would take advantage of our friendship by telling him my troubles. When I finally admitted that we might lose our house, he insisted on helping us refinance the mortgage. He also helped me start my own business, which he named “One Stop Marine.”  Mr. Walter Scherr, I thank you for your generosity and kindness. You are an angel who will forever live in our hearts.

— Elmer Avila

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Walter Scherr is a career businessman who was also an Associate Professor at Farmingdale State School and PhD candidate at NYU, He received his bachelor’s degree from Pace College attending night school, and his master’s degree from Hofstra University over the course of 15 years. He overcame many obstacles through persistence, honor, and commitment. He is a devoted family man, and an active philanthropist. He is author of Walter's Way. Proceeds from his book are given to charity.

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The Center for Discovery Gala 2013 LIVE EVENT
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John Milagine Chairman of Center for Discovery
Walter Scherr, His Inspiration for Writing the Book
Walter Scherr, His Inspiration for Writing the Book
2017 Literary Classics Book Awards Presentation
2017 Literary Classics Book Awards Presentation

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Walter Scherr’s memoir, WALTER’S WAY, tells the story of how a Depression-era boy from Queens, New York overcame a life-threatening illness to live an adventurous life as a globe-trotting executive who witnessed and helped foster the post-World War…
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I was wondering if this is the same Walter Scherr who was in the 82nd Airborne 325th Division who went to the Dominican in 1965. If this is the same one I would like to hear from you as I have been trying to get in contact with some of our old budd…
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Walter´s Way is a fascinating book that takes you through a man´s life of struggles, through his early years with a dreadful disease, having tuberculosis , he survives six lonely and painful years in a sanatorium.Walter is eternally grateful for hav…
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MY EPIPHANY

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