Earl William “Bill” Waite, 83, of Mattapoisett died March 24, 2013 unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital.
He was the husband of Cynthia S. (Stitt) Waite.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, the son of the late George C. and Beatrice E. (Boudreau) Waite, he lived in Marlboro and Mattapoisett most of his life.
Mr. Waite was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and later served 38 years until his retirement.
Mr. Waite was a member of the Howland Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Star of the East Lodge AF & AM. and Agawam Chapter 121 Order of Eastern Star. He enjoyed sailing and spending time at the Mattapoisett town wharf.
Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Robert W. Waite and his wife Deborah of North Dighton and Jonathan C. Waite of Mattapoisett; 2 daughters, Linda S. Blackman of Rice, TX and Carol A. Faulkner and her husband Joseph of Seekonk; 2 grandchildren, Andrew L. Faulkner and Sarah E. Faulkner; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Ruth Regan and George Waite, Jr.
His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10 AM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4-8 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.