October 7, 1919 ~ November 5, 2007
Meriden- William Blair Doolittle, 88, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Alice Doolittle. Born in Meriden, October 7, 1919 he was the son of the late Horace Doolittle and Edna (Blair)Doolittle Baierlein. He attended New Haven College of Commerce, Bixby Business College and Conn. School of Broadcasting. Bill was employed as a maintenance supervisor at Long Lane School when he retired in 1980. Prior employment included Conn. School for Boys, International Silver Company, Napier's, Allied Control and he had owned his own service station. He served his country in the U.S.Army during WWII in the European Theatre. Bill was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church where he served as Property Trustee. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed telling a good joke, listening to his music and being 'up' on current events. He was a creative thinker and was active into his eighties. He is survived by his loving daughter, Diane Doolittle and her husband Joseph Galacki of Matawan, NJ. He was predeceased by a sister Florence (Doolittle) Hirst. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 am at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Paddock Ave., Meriden. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday, Nov. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.