Walston C. Gallie

Walston Chubb, “Bud,” Gallie, 84, of Center Lovell, Maine died peacefully in his daughter’s home in Freeport on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

Born in Manhattan on July 11, 1927, he was the son of Thomas Muir Gallie and Mavis Chubb. Bud spent his early years in Riverdale, N.Y. and attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School there before moving to Houston, Tex. in the early 40s. After graduating from Lamar High School in Houston, Tex., Bud served in the US Navy shortly before the end of WWII. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, Tex. and then received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1953.

In 1954, he married Patricia George of Canonsburg, Pa. and they raised four children together in New Vernon, N.J. Bud enjoyed a successful career in commercial banking and held executive positions at the National Bank of North America and the Bank of New York. He and his family also lived in San Diego, Calif. while he worked at Southern California First National Bank.

Growing up in the depression era had a lasting impact on his life and he was a long-term advocate for raising awareness of the National Debt and the negative impact of unaddressed federal budget deficits. He was passionate about local and national politics and was actively involved in the Lovell Historic Society and the Milfoil committee that strived to preserve Maine’s fresh water lakes.

Bud had a lifelong connection to Center Lovell, where he spent his summers since childhood. He appreciated the opportunity his ancestral home provided to reconnect with the beauty of the White Mountains, the peace of the woods, exercise, and time with family and friends.

Bud was also was a talented photographer and started taking photographs and family films in his late teens. He enjoyed spending time in the darkroom and documenting important family events.

He is survived by his brother Tom of Durham, N.C. and sister Rosalind Tufts of Northfield, Mass., in addition to his four children: Chubb and Will of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary of Freeport, and Suzanne of Harvard, Mass., as well as five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the Lovell Historical Society, P.O. Box 166, Lovell, ME 04051.
A service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in the Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine.

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