Dr. Wolfgang Tretter

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Born in Cologne, Germany on February 8, 1928

Departed on August 7, 2019 and resided in Purchase, NY

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Dr. Wolfgang Tretter, noted pioneering obstetrician and gynecological surgeon and devoted husband and father, died on August 7, 2019.  Dr. Tretter was born February 8, 1928, in Cologne, Germany.  After graduating Heidelberg University School of Medicine in Germany magna cum laude in 1952, he emigrated to the United States to pursue a richly successful and gratifying career as a physician and associate professor at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.  In addition to his profession and family, Dr. Tretter enjoyed flying, world travel, opera, symphony, and bird hunting.  Dearly beloved by his wife, Elisabeth Tretter, of 44 years, Wolfgang Tretter is survived by his cherished family including: Bruce Tretter of Westborough, MA; Dr. Nicholas and Susan Tretter of Holden, MA; Mark Tretter of Salinas, CA; and Christina Tretter of Buffalo, NY, along with five grandchildren: Maxell, Zachary, Caroline, Lindsay, and Spencer Tretter.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sloane Hospital for Women at New York Presbyterian Hospital, 654 West 170th Street, New York, NY 10032 and Doctors Without Borders.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Judith Saquipay August 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Wonderful doctor, will truly be missed.

  2. Alice Martin September 9, 2019 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Dr. Tretter was not only an excellent doctor, but a wonderful, kind and caring person. I’m truly sad to hear of his passing.

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