Wallace L. DouglasMarch 24,2013Wallace L. Douglas
ESTERO, Fla. — Wallace Lyman Douglas, 92, born April 29, 1920, in Lunenburg, MA, slipped peacefully away of a failing heart on March 13, 2013, in Fort Myers, FL.
A 1949 MIT graduate, he retired from General Electric in 1986.
He grew up on Whalom Lake, MA, and was President of the 1939 Lunenburg, MA, High School class, leading reunions for both the 1939 and 1940 classes.
During WWII he became a naval aviator and served in the VP/VPB-23 squadron as first pilot on USN Black Cat PBY patrol planes. He retired as Lieutenant Commander in 1980.
“Doug” resided in Pittsfield, MA, for 24 years and was active in the Berkshire Sail and Power Squadron and at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. In retirement, he made Brandon, VT, and Estero, FL, his home for over 20 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife, dancing partner and soul mate of 68 years, Barbara F. Douglas of Estero, FL; four children, and nine grandchildren. A son predeceased him.
Memorial will occur at a later time in Lunenburg, MA. Contact the family at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gifts may be directed to Military Officer’s Association of America Scholarship Fund http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund/; or Lunenburg Historical Society http://www.lunenburghistory.org/.
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