Friday, January 02, 2015
Gordon Crighton Wallace, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 30. He was 88.
Born June 1, 1926 in Liverpool, England, he graduated from Liverpool University as a naval architect and civil engineer.
After a career in London, he came to the United States in 1959 and was employed for many years with Dorr Oliver and Dorr Tech in Stamford as a design engineer for aircraft passenger loading bridges. He later became an independent sales representative for Profile Ski and Sportswear.
He was known for his great love of animals, nature, gardening and music. He was also appreciated by family and friends for his funny and endearing dry British wit.
He is survived by his two daughters, Victoria Wallace of Makaha, Hawaii and Elizabeth Wallace Schwinn, her husband Brian Schwinn, his three grandchildren, Madeline, Benjamin and Peter Schwinn of Fairfield, his sister-in-law, Doris Wallace of Devon, England, and his former wife, Cynthia Wallace of Westport.
He was predeceased by his parents Mae and Douglas Wallace of England, his two brothers Donald Wallace of England and James Wallace of South Africa, and his dog Rimsky.
A private memorial service celebrating his life will be held this summer, his favorite time of year.
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