WALLACE, WILLIAM COWLES William Cowles Wallace, 91, of Madison, Connecticut, died peacefully on December 22, 2012. He was born on December 26, 1920 in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Julia Canfield Wallace and John Bryant Wallace, Jr. Bill attended The Foote School, Phillips Andover Academy (Class of 1940), and Yale University (Class of 1944). He enlisted during World War II and was a proud member of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers during the invasion of Normandy. Bill spent his entire professional career in the oil industry with Saudi Aramco as an engineer. In his 35 years with the company, he worked in offices in New York City, The Hague, Netherlands and Saudi Arabia. Bill retired in 1980 and spent his remaining years in Madison, Connecticut. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Yale Club of New Haven, Mory's Association, the Yale Golf Club, and Madison Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline Balock Wallace, two sons, William and Peter and daughter, Julia Luzi. In addition, Bill leaves eight grandchildren: Kaylie, Madison, Brendan and Mackenzie Wallace of Herndon, Virginia; Colin and Liam Wallace of Madison, Connecticut; and Kathryn and William Luzi of Niantic, Connecticut. Service and burial will be private. A celebration of Bill's life will take place at a later date. Donations can be made in his memory to The
, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy-Ste 100,Rocky Hill,CT 06067 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka,KS 66675.
Published in The New Haven Register on Dec. 29, 2012