Word has been received that William Brian Wellman of West Falmouth and Winter Park, Florida, died November 26 at home in Falmouth. He was 96.

The youngest of the five children of James and Cora (James) Wellman, he was born in Winter Park and spent most of his childhood there, but was sent to live on his grandparents’ farm in West Virginia during the Great Depression.

He served in the US Army in World War II and landed as a young soldier on Omaha Beach during the Invasion of Normandy.

Mr. Wellman went on to work in home construction, as a plumbing contractor and in insurance sales. He finished out his working career as a purchaser with what is now the Kennedy Space Center.

He leaves three children, Michael Giery, Maribeth Ulf and Paul Perry; several grandchildren, John Giery, Kelly Ulf, Brogan Sullivan, Marjorie B. Currier, William C. Perry and Amy C. Perry; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Anne (Chamberlain) Wellman, who died in July; two sons, William B. Wellman Jr. and Peter Perry; and his first wife, Bernice (Mathison) Wellman.

A graveside ceremony will take place tomorrow, Saturday, January 15, at 11 AM at Palm Cemetery in Winter Park, Florida.

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