Wallace F Kumpitsch
January 29, 1940 – February 25, 2018
Wallace Kumpitsch, 78, of Stuart, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, peacefully in the care of Hospice.
He was born in New London and was a longtime resident of Niantic. His parents, Paul Kumpitsch Sr., Florence Kumpitsch; and his brother, Paul Kumpitsch Jr., predeceased him.
Wally (as he was known) worked at Electric Boat for 10 years after high school. He then went into the lobster and fishing business, following in his father's footsteps, his true passion. While still lobstering, he worked at Thames Valley Steel for many years. Getting close to retirement, he moved to Stuart, Fla., where he worked for Pratt and Whitney until retiring.
He is survived by his sons, Wayne Kumpitsch of Danville, Va., John Kumpitsch of Lompoc, Calif. and Glenn Kumpitsch of Waterford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Carlton Burk of Old Lyme and Colby Eastwood of Groton.
A private ceremony celebrating Wally's life will occur in the summer of 2018.
Donations on his behalf may be made to the Waterford-East Lyme Shellfish Commission.