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Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

142 Elm Street, Marblehead, MA

OBITUARY

Wallace "Wallie" Everest Jr.

September 17, 1937November 13, 2019

MARBLEHEAD - Alfred Wallace Everest Jr., 82, of Marblehead passed away at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, November 13th. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Bedard) Everest of Marblehead with whom he shared 17 years of marriage. Born in Pittsfield, Wallie was the son of the late Wallace and Mary (Hickey) Everest. Wallie was the loving father of Wallace Everest III and his wife, Lynne of Melbourne FL, and Christopher Everest and his wife, Elise of Boxford; the cherished grandfather of Ryan, Stephanie, Ben, Nils and Astrid Everest; the dear brother of the late Mary Bocking, Dan Everest and Anne Wojtkowski; the step father of Caron Patterson, Kerri Stark and Siobhan Cormier and step grandfather to ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and the uncle of eleven nieces and nephews. Wallie received his aeronautical engineering degree from Boston University and was a Registered Professional Engineer. He worked at General Electric in Lynn for over 28 years on the inception and launch of the Black Hawk helicopter program, and later directed international market development for turboshaft jet engines. Wallie had previously worked on rocket propulsion for Raytheon’s Sparrow missile. Wallie grew up on Pontoosuc lake, honing his talent as a competitive sailor. He lead the Boston University sailing team to a national championship and was inducted into the Collegiate Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis Maryland. As a resident of Acton, he lead the planning committee for construction of the new high school. As a resident of Chelsea, he lead the committee to preserve the waterfront parks and greenspace. He also served on the board to construct the new Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake NY which operates the Everest telescope. Wallie was a longtime member of the Corinthian Yacht Club and past commodore of the Lynn Yacht Club. As an avid sailor, he raced and cruised the eastern seaboard, including Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Carribean. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 22nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. To share a memory or offer online condolences please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visting Hours Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 23, 2019

Memories

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Diane & Bill Hall

November 22, 2019

We offer our sincere sympathy to you Christine, Wallie, Christopher and all the extended families on the sudden loss of your husband and father.... Praying that God Blesses You All, with the support and love in the days ahead❤️🙏❤️ Bill & Diane Hall

Vin Conte

November 21, 2019

Wally was always there to lend a hand. He was a terrific leader for the LYC,we worked on many projects together. He strove for perfection in all that he attempted. Whether the project was wave attenuator anchoring or the perfect ravioli, Wally put his all into it. God Bless him and his family, especially Christine. They were a pleasure to watch as they danced and enjoyed each other. Fair winds and calm seas my friend.

Al Crispo

November 18, 2019

I got to know Wally as a board member of the Tupper Lake Observatory and Astro Science Center. He was dedicated and supportive of this project and always showed interest and concern. I met Wally and his wife at a diner two years ago in Tupper Lake and have fond memories of that evening. This is a sad time and know Wally will be missed.

BUNNIE STEVENS

November 18, 2019

I WILL MISS MY SPECIAL FRIEND..........MAY YOUR LAST SAIL BE INTO THE ARMS OF THE LORD.PEACEFUL FOR YOU AND COMFORTING FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.......THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES........WITH GREAT SORROW ON YOUR PASSING.....BUNNIE STEVENS

Tere & Chuck Nyren

November 17, 2019

Dearest Chris and family,
We have such wonderful memories of the many sails and cruises we have taken together
and the holidays shared these many years. Our times together were always fun and interesting and we always looked forward to our next adventure together.
He will be eternally missed by we and all his friends and family but never forgotten.
All our Love,
Tere & Chuck Nyren

Kathie and Bob Pawlak

November 16, 2019

To my dear friend Christine and family, Bob and I will forever cherish the week we spent with you and Wallie in Naples, Florida.
I remember saying to him as you left, we will be forever bonded now.
I believe he was that kind of guy that when you spent time with him
you soon realized how kind and smart and interesting he was.
To make a point---HE was the real deal.
God help you to shoulder the loss of a great man. Kathie

Corinne Everest

November 16, 2019

My heart goes out to Christine, Wallie and Lynne, Christopher and Elise, his grandchildren, and all of the nieces and nephews. I have lost a real brother, and will forever miss that booming voice saying" hello, Crin"when he called..Rest in Peace, Wallie......

Biography

MARBLEHEAD - Alfred Wallace Everest Jr., 82, of Marblehead passed away at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, November 13th. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Bedard) Everest of Marblehead with whom he shared 17 years of marriage.
Born in Pittsfield, Wallie was the son of the late Wallace and Mary (Hickey) Everest. Wallie was the loving father of Wallace Everest III and his wife, Lynne of Melbourne FL, and Christopher Everest and his wife, Elise of Boxford; the cherished grandfather of Ryan, Stephanie, Ben, Nils and Astrid Everest; the dear brother of the late Mary Bocking, Dan Everest and Anne Wojtkowski; the step father of Caron Patterson, Kerri Stark and Siobhan Cormier and step grandfather to ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and the uncle of eleven nieces and nephews.
Wallie received his aeronautical engineering degree from Boston University and was a Registered Professional Engineer. He worked at General Electric in Lynn for over 28 years on the inception and launch of the Black Hawk helicopter program, and later directed international market development for turboshaft jet engines. Wallie had previously worked on rocket propulsion for Raytheon’s Sparrow missile.
Wallie grew up on Pontoosuc lake, honing his talent as a competitive sailor. He lead the Boston University sailing team to a national championship and was inducted into the Collegiate Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis Maryland.
As a resident of Acton, he lead the planning committee for construction of the new high school. As a resident of Chelsea, he lead the committee to preserve the waterfront parks and greenspace. He also served on the board to construct the new Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake NY which operates the Everest telescope.
Wallie was a longtime member of the Corinthian Yacht Club and past commodore of the Lynn Yacht Club. As an avid sailor, he raced and cruised the eastern seaboard, including Nova Scotia, Bermuda and the Carribean.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 22nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. To share a memory or offer online condolences please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.