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/.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Dresden firebombing helped bring Nazis to knees, killed at least 25,000 civilians, men, women, children, dogs, cats; Veena in Sitka, BIG NEWS FLASH! Old guys get grumpy with age.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Update on Center Alley project, review of opiate talk evening at the library and aldermen want kids to wear helmets while riding bikes around town.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Flood watch in effect for Rutland County, developing El Nino shaping up to be extreme this year, Don DeLillo on the season's warming trend and Veena catches digital sniffles, all in today's minute.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Dramatic river rescue in Southern Vermont, Castleton moving ahead on sale of old town office building, Passover celebrated in Woodstock.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Woodstock Ave. lane reconfiguration trial will go forward despite resistance, Rutland city engineer decamps for greener pastures in flatlands, technology changes the way many people file tax returns.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Gulf wildlife still dying from 2010 BP oil spill, Veena in Cabo San Lucas, Gertrude Stein on family living, all in today's minute.