Walter H. Wells

Walter Hubbell Wells, of Pittsford and Hoel Pond, died Sept. 13, 2012.

Walt was a graduate of Deerfield Academy (’41), attended Princeton and graduated from Cornell with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. He received an MBA from Harvard. He was first in Midshipmen’s Class in Davisville, R.I., where he presented his class to the captain.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy 50th and 109th Construction Battalions on Tinian, Guam and Saipan, building runways and camps. He attained the rank of lieutenant junior grade.

Anne “Onnie” Sage Wells and Walt were married in 1945. He worked at Kodak from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. From then until his retirement in 2000, he owned Ontario Machine Co. on Exchange Street in Rochester and Bo-Mer Plastics in Auburn. Walt was a private pilot and a proud member of the QBs for more than 40 years. He and Onnie built their camp on Hoel Pond in 1970 and enjoyed 40 years in their Adirondack retreat.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years and by brothers Lyndon and Donald Wells.

He is survived by his children: Kitt (Dan) Goodwin, Tony (Betsy) Wells, Lynda (Jim) Robeson and Jim (Maggie) Wells; grandchildren: Deidre (Bill) Carovano, Robert (Dace) Goodwin, Christopher Wells, Douglas (Wendi) Wells, Kimball (Steven) Willson, Geoffrey (Lauren) Robeson, Stefanie (Ian) Misner and Andrew (Sheena) Wells; and great-grandchildren: Zoe and Nate Carovano, Ansis Robs, Lizzie Goodwin, Hagen and Parker Wells, Addisyn Robeson and Penelope Misner.

Friends may attend Walt’s memorial service and burial, which will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Church of the Ascension. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Church of the Ascension, Box 271, Lake Clear, NY 12945.