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Theodore D. Hale

94; Founder and proprietor of Hale  Inc.

Theodore D. Hale'died suddenly at his home in Wellesley Hills on March 16, 2000.
Born On Oct. 20, 1905, in Jewetts City, Conn., he was the son of the late James North and Harriet (Dentith) Hale. He attended Somerville schools.
In 1923, he enlisted in the Navy. Following an early interest in radio communications, he served as a radio operator aboard submarines in the Aflantic Fleet, and aboard a cruiser and gunboat with the Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines and China. Following his discharge, he managed a radio and record shop in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
He married the former Mary Wisewell in 1931. Together, they moved to Wellesley in 1940.
He founded Hale's Inc. in Wellesley Hills in 1940, which he operated until his reumment in 1976.
An avid fisherman, he loved the north woods of Maine. He was an amateur radio operator throughout his adult life, with many "over the air" ham Mends all over the world. He remained active in amateur radio operations until his death.
He was predeceased by Mary, his wife of 63 years, who died in 1994. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donald N. Hale and
Catherine M. Hale of Norwood; Mass.; two grandchildren, Peter C. Hale of Woburn, Mass., and Robert N. Hale and his wife Susan Hale, of Essex Junction, Vt.; and a great-grandchild, John Patrick Hale, of Essex Junction, Vt. He was the brother of the late Lillian Hale and the late Gertrude Hastings.
Arrangements and burials are private. Instead of flowers, those who wish may make donations in Mr. Hale's memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St., Newton, MA 02458,





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Mr. Robert W. Bierwirth

Mr. Robert W. Bierwirth, 72 of 120-A Charles Street, died Saturday January 1 at the Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra M. (Cella) Bierwirth.

Mr. Bierwirth was born in Mossville, Illinois on September 4, 1927 son of the late Carter and Lillian (Palmer) Bierwirth. He moved to Watertown in 1967 and was a quality control manager at Engineered Sinterings & Plastics of Watertown for many years until retiring in 1989. He also worked at the Waterbury Hospital as a security officer for 12 years retiring in June 1999. He was a veteran of World War II U.S. Navy, where he served on the submarines the USS Blenny and USS Blower which cruised the South Pacific in Japan, Okinawa and Australia. He was a member of the Oakville American Legion Post # 0195, member of Triton,'' Chapter of the Submarine Veterans of World War II, Past Secretary and most recent Past President of the Triton. Chapter of Stratford. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Watertown.

Besides his wife he leaves: three sons: Robert J. Bierwirth of Tupper Lake, New York, David C. Bierwirth of Cromwell and Daniel P. Bierwirth of Watertown, four daughters: Donna Anderson of New Hartford, Robin Bradshaw of Southington, Shelley Smith of Rocky Hill, and Sherry DosSantos of Watertown. a brother: Raymond Bierwirth of Beatrice, Nebraska two sisters: Mary Potter of Chillicothe, Illinois, and Evelyn Siegmund of Bradford, Illinois, 16 grandchildren and 2 great grand daughters. A daughter: Carol Pesillo is deceased.

Funeral Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway Waterbury. Burial with full military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Watertown. Calling hours Tuesday bom

NOTE! The Carol Cole Burnet mentioned above is not the actress/comedian Carol Burnet.

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