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Paul Henry Wayte was born February 15, 1903 in Butte, MT and died September 27, 1978 in Whittier, CA.He married Helen Lucille McCarthy October 6, 1934 in Riverside, CA. She was born December 31, 1909 in Wray, CO, and died July 11, 1991 in Whittier, CA
"1985 David Alan Wayte, a former philosophy student who refused to register for the military draft, Tuesday was ordered to spend six months under house arrest at his grandmother's home. U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter, who accepted Wayte's guilty plea in June, could have sentenced the 24-year-old Whittier man to as much as five years in prison. The judge instead opted to place Wayte on probation with the condition he not leave his grandmother's home except for emergencies.:
Wayte's lawyers had asked he be allowed to perform community service as an alternative to prison. Noting Wayte already does similar work, Hatter said: 'I'm punishing you by not allowing you to perform such service.' Wayte earns $5 per hour working with developmentally disabled adults at a Pasadena school. He also volunteers his time at a Pasadena shelter and soup kitchen. Dressed in a baggy corduroy suit, the bearded pacifist said outside court said he felt the innovative sentence was 'punishment.' 'I won't be able to go to work or do what I have been doing,' he complained. Wayte and his wife, Jacque Holt, currently live with his disabled, 76-year-old grandmother, Helen Wayte. Wayte said he would spend the six months 'studying.'
December 30, 1936 - January 30, 2015 Paul Alan Wayte lived his entire life in California. Born in Huntington Park to Helen (McCarthy) and Paul Wayte, he spent his early years in Bellflower. He graduated from Whittier High School (where he was a Yell Leader) in 1954, Stanford University in 1958 and Stanford Law School in 1960. He practiced law in downtown Los Angeles for over fifty years, first with Adams, Duque and Hazeltine and later with Dewey Ballantine and DLA Piper. He was very active in bar groups relating to his real estate practice including the Chancery Club. Alan served as President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and Chairman of the Real Estate Sections of the California Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar. He also served for a time as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine Law School, USC Law School and Southwestern Law School, in each case teaching a course in real estate transactions.
For more than 35 years, Alan served as Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. After retirement, he was active as a volunteer for non-profits, including teaching literacy at the Monrovia Public Library. He loved to play golf and tennis and was a member of Annandale Golf Club, The Valley Hunt Club and Birnam Wood Golf Club. He was also a 50 year member of The California Club.
A lifelong lover of history, Alan traveled with his wife, Nancy, to sites throughout the world often on educational tours sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association. He was also an avid genealogist, having traveled throughout North America and Great Britain to meet family members whom he had contacted through his research and exploration of many graveyards. Alan was a people person, widely loved for his intellectual curiosity, his engaging sense of humor, and his generosity of spirit.
In addition to his wife of nearly 40 years, Nancy Kelly Wayte, he leaves three children from his first marriage, David (Sophie), Larry (Laura), and Marcia Burnett (Jim) and five grandchildren, Thomas, Jonah, Henry, Alice and Shelby. He also leaves his two stepdaughters Lee Anne Mitchel and Mary Beth Leonard (John) and his step-grandchildren Patrick, Glen, Kelly and Will. As well, Alan leaves his sister Marcia Westlake (Richard), niece Holly Heckman and great nephew Andrew.
The family is extremely grateful to Maureen and Marlene Martinez for their loving care during the past 17 months. "Remembering Alan" will be at future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Huntington Hospital Cardiac Services or to Monrovia Public Library Foundation.
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