WALTER TRUMBULL Obituary (1925-2021) – Los Angeles, CA

TRUMBULL, Walter Henry died December 11, 2021 at the age of 96 with his family at his Santa Monica home. Born in Boston and raised in Weston, MA, he regularly returned to the East Coast to visit. He loved family and friends and his favorite places Santa Monica, Marion, Mattapoisett, Mountain Lake, Maui, Rosarito Beach, Pietrasanta and the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. It was a challenge keeping up with him! He always had a trip planned and someone to see. He was enthusiastic about the companies he founded and ran for over 57 years, Electro-Mech Components and Switch Luz. They were his beloved other family. Wally leaves the maquiladora sector a legacy as a pioneer in the export industry in Mexico. As a young man athlete, he played football and ice hockey for Middlesex and Harvard and later ice hockey for the University of Geneva. He stayed fit until his death: “on and up”. His first wife Betsey died before him and he leaves six children, Lea Trumbull Ferris and her husband Bill and the children Ben, Willea and Jojo and their families, Hope Trumbull Woodhead and her husband George and the children Robert, Janet, Vern and Walt and their families; Margaret Trumbull Nash and her husband Michael, Robin Trumbull Tolan and her husband John and their children Liz, Jack and Maggie and their families, Terry Trumbull and his wife Valerie and their children Ginny and Hank, Coco Trumbull Mueller and her husband Kirk and their children Paige and Will and their families. He taught ten great-grandchildren to play backgammon. He leaves behind his wife Helen (Lenkie) and their children Leigh, Mac (deceased), Eliza (deceased), Don, Peter and their families. A graduate of Middlesex School ’42, Harvard University ’46 and Harvard Business School ’49, he was a strong believer in education and came from a long line of educators. Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Middlesex School in honor of Wally Trumbull ’42 (1400 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742). Commemorations are planned for a later date in both California and MA.

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Published by Boston Globe December 18-19, 2021.

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