In memory of
Earle A. Hallstrom
Earle A. Hallstrom, 90, passed away October 9, 2016 at his home. Born in Worcester, MA on December 9, 1925 to the late Charles A. and Ada L. (Becker) Hallstrom, he was a member of the Worcester youth hockey league (the Flying Aces) and lettered in hockey at North High School where he graduated in 1944. He continued to play through college and into the adult league at Texas Instruments. A graduate of Worcester Academy in 1946, he received his Bachelor’s Degree “With Distinction” in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi. Earle received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University where he was elected to Sigma XI. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Airforce. He dedicated 18 summers at YMCA Camp Morgan in Washington, NH as a camper, counselor and assistant director. In the early 1960’s, he was very involved in the Boy Scouts and was a Scout Master in Attleboro, MA. Earle had worked for many companies including Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, as a consulting engineer, Texas Instruments, Attleboro, MA, Teledyne Rodney Metals, New Bedford, MA, Spaulding Sports Worldwide, Chicopee, MA, Raybestos Brake Systems, Inc., Stratford, CT, all as Vice President of Operations, R.E. Phelon Co., Inc., East Longmeadow, MA as Director Product Engineering and Research and Vitramon, Inc. Bridgeport, CT as a member of the Board of Directors. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, and great times with his two grandsons. He also enjoyed relaxing on his boat “The Flickan” and being a member of the Barrington Yacht Club. Earle was an active member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in East Longmeadow and had served as Financial Secretary and previously Treasurer for the Order of the VASA. Predeceased by his parents and five siblings, he leaves his wife June (Sjostedt) Hallstrom of Longmeadow; son Brian J. Hallstrom of Chicopee; daughter Diane L. Gillespie and her husband Michael of Warwick, RI and two grandchildren, Colin A. and Ian E. Gillespie. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1 PM St. Paul Lutheran Church 181 Elm Street East Longmeadow, MA. Family and friends may gather from 11 AM until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow in Longmeadow Cemetery. For more information, please visit www.forastiere.com
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