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Charles "Kyzer" Wallace

05/24/2007
Charles "Kyzer" Wallace, 88, of Lowell, MA, a World War II veteran and retired employee of Raytheon Co., died Monday, May 14, 2007, at a nursing home in Lowell after a brief illness. He was the husband of Eleanor (King) Wallace, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on February 15, 2007.

He was born in Lawrence, MA, on August 30, 1918, son of the late Frank and Catherine (Kostechko) Wolosewicz. His family moved to Westford, MA, when he was a young boy, and he attended Cameron School, Sargent School and Westford Academy. As a young man, he went to work in the Abbott Worsted Mill in Westford to help support his family after his father's death.

At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and attended the Naval Mine Warfare School in Yorktown, VA. Mr. Wallace served aboard the <MI>USS Ranger<D>, and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic Theater Ribbon and the European Theater Ribbon. He was honorably discharged in October 1945.

He returned home after the war and worked at Abbott Worsted Company, C.G. Sargent Corp., General Motors, and as a trackman at Boston & Maine Railroad. Mr. Wallace then began his career at Raytheon, working 27 years at the company before his retirement in 1983.

He enjoyed gardening and fishing and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by a son, Charles T. "Skip" Wallace and his companion Brenda Bean Hartshorn of Duxbury; a daughter and son-in-law, Anthony and Helen Wallace of Lowell and Constantine and Louise Wallace, who reside on Cape Cod; and a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Robert Cummings of Andover, MA.

He also leaves four sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Burns, Shirley Souza, both of Lowell, Kathleen and husband William Copp of Freemont, NH, and Janet and husband Tom Callery of Chelmsford; a brother-in-law, Thomas J. King, and his wife Carol of Dracut; as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends, especially Mary McCluskey.

He was also the brother of the late Joseph Wolosewicz and brother-in-law of the late Helen Wolosewicz.
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