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Dr. Marshall August Wakat, Jr.

Dr. Marshall August Wakat, Jr.
  • October 26, 1941 - January 9, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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“First of all, I would like to say that I am so sorry for your loss. My husband Stefan and I began traveling to Charleston, SC about 8 years ago. Our...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Stephanie Hocom - Aptos, CA

“My condolences, Dr. Wakat was great to work with, and almost always taught me something when reading my STAT images. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Leon Jester - Roanoke, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss in the passing of Dr. Wakat. I worked for Dr. Wakat at Radiology Associates and I found him to be such an interesting...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Young

“Dr. Wakat was responsible for bringing me and my family to Roanoke where I worked with him in the nuclear medicine department at RMH. I am forever...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Beightol - Roanoke, VA

“I learned so much from Dr. Wakat years ago when I was a Nuclear Medicine student. He was always willing to share his knowledge and expertise with us...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Shannon Barber - Roanoke, VA

“Hearing of Dr. Wakat's passing brought some back wonderful memories amidst the sadness of his passing. What a wonderful life I lived above your...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Rebecca Fant - Charlotte, NC

“So sorry for your loss. I worked at RMH when Dr. Wakat was a radiologist there. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Crockett - Salem, VA

“I was proud and happy to have been a partner and friend for the years that he was here in Roanoke. He was a good person and a very good radiologist....Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Bruce and Gwen Hauser - Roanoke, VA

“I worked with Dr. Wakat in the Nuclear Medicine Department at Roanoke Memorial for years. He was instrumental in my education process as well. I...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kathi Richardson - Roanoke, VA

“My deepest sympathy to Dr. Wakat's family. I worked in Nuclear Medicine at Roanoke Memorial, I was a staff technologist when he came to Roanoke. He...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Debbie G Hayslett - Vinton, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for his family. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Robertson - Catawba, VA

“We worked with Dr Wakat for many years in X-ray at Carilion. Our thoughts and prayers to his family at this sad time. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Mark and Melanie Steinle - SC

“My condolences to all the family. I was saddened to read this news, and want the family to know Dr. Wakat was not only a wonderful Radiologist to his...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Constance W. (Green) McClain - VA

“I worked with Dr.Wakat at Roanoke Memorial when he first transitioned into Mammography. He wanted to improve the procedures and outcomes for women. ...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa

“When I heard the news of Dr. Wakat passing away I was very sad. I worked with Dr. Wakat for almost 35 years he was one of the best Radiologists I...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila Janssen - Roanoke, VA

“Our condolences to you Phyllis, and the whole family. Remember Marsh fondly. Vince recalls he was a first rate doctor. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Zip Basile - Roanoke, VA - Friend

“I got to know Marsh very well when I was growing up in Roanoke, VA. I got to take many wonderful trips with him, Marty and Gus and I will never...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: C Simmons Palmer - Missoula, MT

“My cousin Marshall made a good professional contribution during his career as a physician, which would have made his father proud. May he rest in...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Wakat

“My sympathy Jane prayers go out to my cousin's:family. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy Wakat - Deerfield, IL

“Condolences and prayers from Barbara Wakat, wife of Marshall's cousin, the late George Wakat. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Wakat - MN - Family

“Dear Phyllis,Abe and I were very saddened to hear of Marshall's death. We extend our condolences to you and your sons. I read of Gus and Marty's...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: carolyn patterson - roanoke, VA

“Condolences to the's been too long since our paths have crossed but my prayers are with you. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Bryan Wakat - Rochester, MN

“My condolences to you from his cousin Rita (Wakat) Wronkiewicz ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Rita Wronkiewicz - Lincoln, CA

Marshall August Wakat, Jr., MD, PhD, 75, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Phyllis Daniels Wakat, PhD died Monday, January 9, 2017. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. Burial services will be held at a later date in Colorado.

Marshall was born October 26, 1941 in Joliet, IL, son of the late Marshall A. Wakat and Frances Elizabeth Ricks Wakat. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and a PhD from the University of Michigan. He was a member of Radiology Associates of Roanoke, Virginia for over 30 years and the 2011 ITU World Age Group Sprint Gold Medalist in Beijing at age 70.

Marshall is survived by his wife of 53 years; two sons: Marshall A. "Gus" Wakat, III (Kristen) of Denver, CO and Marty Allen Wakat of Kailua-Kona, HI; two grandsons: Marshall A. Wakat, IV and Levon David Wakat.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.