George Joseph Hall, Sr. “Bud”
March 12, 1926 - February 19, 2019
George Joseph Hall, Sr. “Bud”, 92, of Naples, FL, formerly of Norwalk, died February 19th, in Florida. He was the husband of Mary “Mollie” Sullivan Hall.
Born in Greenwich, March 12, 1926, son of the late Louis and Christina Muskas Hall, he was a lifelong Norwalker prior to retirement to Florida thirty-three years ago.
Mr. Hall was a World War II Veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force. Serving in the Philippines as a cryptographer. With a top secret clearance, he was the one who actually forwarded the message to General MacArthur, aboard the U. S. S. Missouri, that the Japanese surrender was accepted.
After the war, Bud worked in the tech industry with several firms including; AMF, Sikorsky, Dictaphone, Perkin Elmer, retiring from Burndy Corp., as a quality control engineer. He enjoyed his garden, golf and bowling.
Seventy years ago, Bud and Mollie were married in St. Mary Church: they later were a founding family of St. Philip Parish. Bud was a member of Council 46, Knights of Columbus, here in Norwalk, and a life member of St. Peter the Apostle Council 12178, at his parish in Naples.
Survivors in addition to his wife include children; Mary “Mimi’ Soltes and husband Louis, of Norwalk, Jon Hall and wife Kathy, of East Sandwich, MA, Kathleen Jordan and husband Rob, of Bar Harbor, ME, Robert Hall, of Cheyenne, WY, Anne Kavulich and husband Michael, of Monroe, Peggy O’Hara and husband Kip, of Milford, Jeanne Cornell and husband Steve, of Covington, GA, one sister, Margery Roos, of Norwalk, daughter-in-law, Denise Hall, of Norwalk, twenty-one grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hall is predeceased by: oldest son George J. Hall, Jr., and siblings: Victoria Andrick, Louis S. Hall, John Hall and Catherine Tucker.
Friends may visit the family Saturday, March 16th, in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon. Military Honors will be offered at the conclusion of Mass.
The family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105