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Walter Kasman

July 7, 1930 - March 4, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date March 4, 2022

Funeral Home Layton Funeral Home

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Walter Kasman, 91, of Bridgewater passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Regency Jewish Heritage Care Center in Somerset.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 7, 1930, a son of the late Jack and Mary Lischenfeld Kasman.  He had lived in Merrick, Long Island, NY before moving to Bridgewater in the early 1960s.

Walter was a US Army veteran of the Korean War having attained the rank of lieutenant.

He was a graduate of North Carolina State University receiving his bachelor’s degree in education.  He also completed his master’s degree.

Mr. Kasman worked in the Watchung School District for 25 years having been principal of the Bayberry School in Watchung before retiring in 1988.  Under his tenure, Bayberry School became the first school in New Jersey to offer an all day kindergarten program.

In his retirement, Walter helped his son, Alan, in his pottery business, Kasco Pottery.

Mr. Kasman was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, had served as a member of the Bridgewater Township Planning Board, was an EMT for the Martinsville Rescue Squad in the 1980s and 1990s, and was a former cub scout leader for Pack No. 154 in Pluckemin.  He attended the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Gordon Lee Kasman, who died October 28, 2017; by a son, Lee Charles Kasman, who died February 18, 2015; by a daughter, Frances E. Kasman, who died December 27, 2020; and by a brother, Martin Kasman who died in 1975.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, March 27 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, 279 Route 202 – 206, Bedminster.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite, 105, Danvers, MA  01923 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301.  Arrangements are by Layton Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Bedminster.