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Warren L. Wheelwright

January 1, 1970 - January 24, 2003

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Warren L. Wheelwright, age 93, former owner of the Warren L. Wheelwright Paper Company, died January 24. Mr. Wheelwright was born at the Lenox Hotel in Boston on April 8, l909 as his mother was on her way to a Boston hospital from the family home in Ware, Massachusetts. The unintended delivery location was cause for several later birthday celebrations at the Lenox including one on his 85th birthday that was hosted by the hotel.
Mr. Wheelwright graduated from the Belmont Hill School and attended Harvard and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. A navy veteran of World War II and a participant in the D-Day invasion, Mr. Wheelwright and his young family settled in Sherborn shortly after the war, and he lived in Sherborn from that time.
Active in town affairs, Mr. Wheelwright was Cemetery Commissioner for 37 years. A long-time Sherborn Yacht Club member and Farm Pond sailor, he was known for his culinary efforts at club clambakes and cookouts.
Mr. Wheelwright was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sherborn and served for many years as a trustee of its Natick/Wellesley Trust.
He is survived by his children, Warren L. Wheelwright, Jr. and his wife Susie of Sherborn, Elliot G. Wheelwright and his wife Debbie of Holliston, Helen Anne Werthessen Myers of Fairbanks, Alaska, Nicholas Werthessen of Port Lucie, FL, and Gregory Werthessen and his wife Nancy of Westport, MA. Also by his sister Ruth Wheelwright Stalnaker of Coronado, CA and eleven grandchildren, Susannah Wheelwright, Brad Wheelwright, Jennifer Wheelwright, Katya Wheelwright, Julie Myers Lester, Leah Myers Bitat, Nicholas Werthessen, Jr. Shalonne Werthessen Halstead, Warren Werthessen, Linda Werthessen, and Brian Werthessen, and by six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sherborn on Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home, Holliston.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Unitarian Church, 11 Washington St., Sherborn, MA 01770.