Wort, Stanley D..
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Stanley D. Wort passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 16, 2014. He was born on November 22, 1920 to Charles and Emily Wort in Blandford, Dorset, England. After attending Poole Grammar School, he passed the Civil Service exam with exemplary results and was placed with the Inland Revenue department. After World War II broke out, Stan volunteered for the British Navy and became a Signalman. Stationed in Hong Kong, which was captured by the Japanese in 1941, Stan endured four long years as a prisoner of war. In 1945, he was rescued by the American Air Force in September 1945 and returned to the UK via Canada. Once back in the England, he rejoined the Civil Service and met his beloved Peggy. They married in 1948. In 1955 he Stan began his long career with Rolls Royce, first in Derby and later in Montreal, Canada, Greenwich, CT and New York City. In 1972, he became Financial Director of Rolls Royce, then in 1976 relocated to Montreal in 1976 to head up the North American aero-engine company. He moved to Greenwich in 1977 and retired from Rolls Royce in 1985, but continued consulting to the company for several more years. Stan enjoyed gardening and lawn bowls, and was an avid fly fisherman, traveling with his friends to the Canadian wilds in search of Arctic Char. He also maintained a keen interest in current affairs throughout his life. Stan was deeply devoted to his wife and family. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Ken and daughter Patricia. He leaves behind his sister Celia who lives in Australia, his wife Peggy, his daughter Pamela (Lake) and his grandchildren Fiona, Georgina, Benjamin and Emily. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday April 24th at 10:00 AM at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 2900 Summer Street Stamford. Friends may visit from 9:30 AM until the start of the service on Thursday. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or your local Public Broadcasting Service. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.leopgallagherstamford.com
Published in GreenwichTime on Apr. 22, 2014