WAYLAND - Alden R. Wambolt, warmly known as Ozzie, 85, of Wayland, Massachusetts, passed away on May 5, 2020, of old age. He is survived by his wife Roberta Ingham Wambolt of 62 years; son Douglas Wambolt and his wife Beth of Marlboro, and grandchildren Heather, Peter, and Ryan; son Mark Wambolt Sr and his wife Sue of Southborough, and grandchildren Mark Jr., Scott, Courtney, and Hailey; son Craig Wambolt and his wife Doreen of Berlin, and grandchildren Charli, Devin, and Cody; daughter Elizabeth Wambolt-Fuce and her husband Michael Fuce of Southborough, and grandchildren Lindsay, Trevor, and Abby; along with grandchildren's spouses and 14 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother Gerald Wambolt.
Alden was born in Waltham, MA, son of Richard G. and Seila (Ward) Wambolt. He graduated from Newton North High school and as a life-long learner, received his B.S. from Boston University, Masters from BU in History, Education, and Social Work, and at age 65 received his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. He obtained all of these degrees all while maintaining his Master Plumbing License with his son, Doug, until the age of 80. Ozzie was a tireless servant of faith.
Together with Roberta, they led youth groups in Wayland, South Boston, and at the Methodist Church in Waltham where he had originally met his wife-to-be. In 1978, while raising their four teenagers, the family joined The Greater Grace Christian Fellowship of Framingham where he led prison ministry, Sunday School, and visitation ministry in which many of his family members still attend today. He was known for his dedication to helping “the least of these" as he established programs to assist intellectually and developmentally disabled adults as well as underprivileged young adults in entering the workforce. These programs are still around today.
Alden excelled at competitive tennis, kept bees, and dedicated himself to the heritage of farming a blueberry orchard in the deep woods of NH. He enjoyed his extended family and all that they cherished together at the infamous lake house on Winnipesaukee. Donations can be made to GGCFmarlboro.org for the Sunday School or at firstconcern.org in Marlborough. Celebration of Life Service announcement to come. Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester.
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