SUMMERVILLE, SC —
Robert Casimir Walasek, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at his home in Summerville, SC.
Mr. Walasek was born February 22, 1950, in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of William and Mary Walasek.
He received a master's degree from the State University of Binghamton, NY, and was the Senior Team Leader for the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. He devoted much of his time to both instructing and playing tennis, a sport for which he had an extreme passion. Mr. Walasek was also a faithful and devoted fan of The Grateful Dead.
Mr. Walasek is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Caroline Perreyclear Walasek; and his two granddaughters, Logan and Lawson of Charleston, SC. He is also survived by his life companion, Cathy Spencer of Lockport, NY; his close friend, Pamela Mazza of John's Island, SC; and his sisters, Susan Walasek, Carol Harder and Clara (Ben) Wojtowicz. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Bill Walasek and Frank Mazanka.
A memorial service was held at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home in Summerville, SC. Arrangements for a local service are being made. Memorial donations may be made online to USTA Serves, Inc., a charitable foundation for The United States Tennis Association.
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