July 5, 1929 ~ February 9, 2018

Born in: Cambridge, Massachusetts,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Wallace R. Poole, 88, passed away Feb. 9, 2018. Born July 5, 1929, in Cambridge, Mass., to Peter and Inza Poole. Wallace served in the U.S. Army in the OCC during WWII, the USAF during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as many other places around the world. After retiring from the military, he worked several years for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, now known as United Aircraft, as a testing engineer of gas and jet engines. Wallace lived in several places around the world, finally settling down in Pueblo in 2000. Preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Bert L. Poole; and siblings, Timmy Poole, Elaine Crandall and George Poole. Also, noting the recent death of his brother, Harold Poole, on Feb. 13, 2018. He leaves behind a son, Robert P Poole of Phoenix, Ariz.; siblings, Marjorie Uphold of Pueblo, Jimmy Poole of Toledo, Ohio, John (Rita) Poole of Pueblo and Carol Krar of Manchester, Conn.; many nieces and nephews; great friends, Nellie Harrison of Pueblo, James and Bea Miller of Colorado Springs, Sandy Gecewicz of Sun Lakes, Ariz. and many friends at St Mary's hospital. 'Many thanks for your friendship to me. You will never be lost in my memory. God bless you all.' Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Mr. Poole will be buried beside his wife, Bert, at St. Bernard's Cemetery in Vernon, Conn. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Marge and Family. Our sincerest condolences – we have fond memories of times spent with all of you at the many parties and gatherings over the years at Sandy’s home. We will miss seeing Wallace and his wonderful, kind friendship. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  2. Wally brightened the beginning of the week for so many years here at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, he showed true love and dedication to his volunteer work and was always ready to lend a hand and a listening ear. I was blessed to have spent a short 6 years with him and I will cherish each and every memory we had. Things will never be the same without you and you will be deeply missed. My condolences to all family and friends, rest in peace and God bless.
    Sherri Lombard

  3. Wally was one of the kindest and most wonderful men I have ever had the honor of knowing. The years that we spent doing great and fun things with the Gecewicz and Poole families will never be forgotten. Wally was one who lived the Lord’s creed–he always treated others with respect, care and love. From his service in the military to his volunteer work at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center to listening and taking care of all of us when we needed to be uplifted, Wally was a true humanitarian. I hope that your eternal rest next to Bert is peaceful and filled with joy. I will miss you more than you will ever know. To the family left to go on without him, please know that you are loved and that you will always have a very special angel watching over each and every one of you. May God be with you today and always.

  4. One of the most kind hearted men. I am blessed to have worked with him at St. Mary-Corwin. He always had a smile and kind words to share with everyone. He took great pride in taking care of patients registering at the front desk. Wally, may you rest in peace with your beautiful wife. Thank you for your military service and your Volunteer service at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center.My deepest condolences to the entire family.

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