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Wallace Alfonso Waite Sr.


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Wallace Alfonso Waite Sr. Obituary
Wallace Alfonso Waite Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 82 on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at his home in Dover, surrounded by his loving family. Wallace was born to the late Stanislaus Mortimer "Stanley" Waite and Maria Runcie Waite, Oct. 7, 1933 in Kingston, Jamaica.

After the untimely death of his mother in 1936, he was raised by his loving and devoted step-mother, the late Doris Kathleen Golding Waite. In1952, Wallace enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as an aircraft mechanic. Completing 20 years of dedicated service, Wallace retired as a technical sergeant. In 1975, Wallace founded the non- profit agency Delaware Disadvantaged Foundation, Inc., (D.D.F.) which helped ex-offenders, the jobless and the economically disadvantaged. D.D.F. facilitated a GED program, CDL truck driving school and an upholstery school. The foundation also provided clothing, temporary shelter and emergency aid to the disadvantaged of the community. To motivate, educate and empower the youth, D.D.F. sponsored the award-winning Diamond State Drill Team.

Wallace was a lifetime member of the NAACP, a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Delaware Re-Entry Consortium. He was a recipient of the Village Merit Award, award recipient at the President Jimmy Carter White House Conference on Small Business and a chaplain for Bay Health Medical Centers. Wallace also helped to facilitate the building and location of the Disabled American Veterans in Camden-Wyoming.

Wallace was preceded in death by his brother, Lowell Oswald "Ozzie" Waite, and his son, Ronald W. "Man" Trotman. Wallace is survived by his wife of 30 years, Charlotte "ChaBa" Waite; sister Norma McCloud; his sons Wallace Waite Jr., Stanley Waite and Fred Trotman Jr.; his daughters, Doretha Cannon, Paulette Winkfield, Cinia Willis and Rolanda Trotman; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Wallace will be laid to rest at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The repast will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Atterbury VFW, 649 Churchmans Road, Newark.
Published in Dover Post from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1, 2016
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