Sailor, Rest Your Oars. God Bless you and thank you for your service.
Subject: Tuesday Obit
SVWWII-L-03431 (Bay State West Chapter, MA)
ALDRICH, Walter Scott, Jr., died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst. He was born April 16, 1924, to Walter Scott, Sr., and Doris (Campbell) Aldrich in Pelham. He was raised in Pelham and attended Amherst regional schools and left high school to enlist in the US Navy. He proudly served aboard the submarine USS Sea Fox (SS-402) [Plankowner]. In 1942, Walter married Rosetta Jacque. He and his brother Ray founded Aldrich Auto Supply in Amherst in 1959. He held many positions including second class engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and chief engineer at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. He was also a member of the Pelham Church, U.S. Submarine Veterans, U.S. American Legion, Holland Club, and the Variety Club of New England. Walter is predeceased by his wife Rosetta in 2006, his son James Aldrich in 1998, and his brother Raymond Aldrich in 2015. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Aldrich and his wife Lorraine of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his two daughters, Donna Boston of Chicopee, and Janet Keegan and her husband Kim of Sunderland; his brother Donald Aldrich and his wife Shirley of Port Charlotte, Florida; his sister Joan Yorke of York, Maine; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service in Amherst. A graveside service with military honors will follow at the Pelham Valley Cemetery in Pelham. Donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children , 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com. To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to www.gazettenet.com/obituaries. Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 3, 2015