Robert E. Pratt
Robert E. Pratt of Needham, died on Nov 19, 2012 at the age of 86. He was the son of the late Russell and Ruth (Eddy) Pratt. Born in Middlebury VT, Mr. Pratt grew up in Theresa, New York. He served in the Navy in the Philippines in World War II and obtained degrees from St. Lawrence University, Renssaeler Polytechnic Institute, and Syracuse University after the war. He was the president of the church board and involved in preparations to build a new Universalist church In Binghamton, NY. He was on the church board and the building committee of the Unitarian Church in Phoenix, AZ. He worked for IBM in Endicott, NY, General Electric in Phoenix, AZ and Raytheon in Massachusetts, retiring from the Missile Systems Division. In Needham, he taught seniors how to use the internet. He was a railroad enthusiast and post card collector, and enjoyed traveling. He leaves his wife, Shirley (Winslow) Pratt and three children; Russell and his wife Patricia Pratt of Stowe, MA; Hilary and her husband Salah Zayed of Sanford, ME; Curtis Pratt and his wife Julianne Bryan of Germantown, TN; his sister, Dorothy Cole, and her husband Robert of Potsdam, NY; his brother-in-law, Roger Winslow and his wife, Janet, of Corydon, IA; and his sister-in-law, Patricia Anton and husband, Stanley, of Kissimmee, FL. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at The First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, in Needham on Sat Dec 1, 2012 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Parish Church Memorial Fund.
Daniel G. McCoy
Richard M. D'Addario
Plymouth – Mr. Richard M. D'Addario, of Plymouth, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 73.
Richard was born on September 10, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of the late Carmine and Phyllis (DeBenedetto) D'Addario and lived in East Orange, New Jersey where he graduated from the local high school. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He later completed business studies at Babson College in Wellesley.
Until his retirement in March of last year Richard spent forty plus years working for the Raytheon Company in various research, engineering and executive capacities. He worked on the company's international business development and after retirement continued to do consulting in the defense industry. Locally he was a longtime math and science volunteer and mentor for the Waltham Boys and Girls Club.
A Waltham resident for most of his life he and his wife, Phyllis, moved to Plymouth a year ago where he continued his lifelong enjoyment of reading, golf, music and the movies. His greatest joy however came with spending time with his grandchildren, Jack and Grace, who affectionately called him Papa. He became their biggest fan and cheerleader and developed a keen interest and appreciation of baseball, hockey, dancing and gymnastics.
In addition to his beloved wife of 43 years, Phyliss M. (Casaccio) D'Addario, Richard leaves his children, Jennifer L. Farrell and her husband, Ryan, of Waltham and Samantha L. D'Addario and her husband, John Martellucci, of Watertown; his grandchildren, Jack and Grace Farrell; his brother, Donald P. D'Addario and his wife, June, of North Port, Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Paul “Packy” Albert Kroeter
Windham, NH — Paul “Packy” Albert Kroeter, age 68, of Windham, NH, passed away Friday, September 7th at Merrimack
Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA, surrounded by loving family and friends. Paul was born on April 16, 1944. He was
the son of the late Sheldon and Marie (Gauthier) Kroeter and was the youngest of 3 children.
Known to his family and childhood friends as “Packy”, Paul was raised and educated in Warren Township, NJ and graduated
from Watchung Hills Regional High School in 1962. After High School, he attended the University of Virginia, College of
Engineering for 3 years on a Navy Scholarship. During this time he also attended flight school while enrolled in NROTC.
Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, Paul spent the next 2 years as a fighter pilot flying the F4 Phantom during the Vietnam
War. He was stationed on the USS Essex, and then the USS Enterprise Super Carrier. After his discharge from the US Navy,
he finished his engineering degree at the Newark College of Engineering, where he graduated with academic honors. He then
worked at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ for one year before accepting a job with Defense Contractor, Raytheon Company,
working in Andover and then Bedford MA. Paul retired from Raytheon with 37
Malven Arnum passed away on 3/19/12
Carroll Douglas Phillips died September 11, 2012 at home in Homosassa Florida after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He was 86 years old. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 13, 1926. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp. Once the war ended, he returned to Beaumont where he graduated from Lamar College. He then moved to Los Angeles to attend the Northrop Institute of Technology so that he could pursue his dream of being an aeronautical engineer. After graduating, he began his career at Northrop. He married Barbara Bond in 1950 and lived in Palos Verdes, California where their two daughters, Linda Lee and Teri Ann where born. During the 12 years at Northrop, he was a design engineer working on the intercontinental SNARK missile and led a design team that created a new launching system. In 1961, he accepted a position with Raytheon Company and moved the family to New England. In 1964, his son Douglas Bond was born. Carroll and Barbara lived in Weston, MA during the 30 years he worked at Raytheon. During this period, he held engineering and management positions at Raytheon and was influential in the design of rotating radar bases, the Hawk missile system, towable boxed missile launching systems, the Evolved Sea Sparrow missile surface-to-air portable launching system and the Patriot missile. He also reconfigured guidance radars so they could be installed on luxury ships. In 1991, he retired and moved to Homosassa, Florida where Barbara & Carroll would live the rest of their lives in a home they designed in Sugarmill Woods. A few years after his wife Barbara passed away in 2007, his daughter Teri and son-in-law Fred moved into the Homosassa house to help care for him. Carroll was predeceased by his wife Barbara Bond of 57 years and leaves behind two daughters; Linda and her husband Russell Rabinowitz of Raleigh, NC and Teri and husband Fred Learned formally of Ft. Myers now residing Homosassa, FL and son Doug and his wife Leslie (Farrar) of Acton, MA and six grandchildren: LTJG Andrew (US Navy) and Kelly Learned; Daniel and Allyssa Rabinowitz; and Matthew and Kristen Phillips.
James P. Arsenault,
age 74, beloved husband of Joan
J. (Dalton) Arsenault, died Thursday, at the Lowell General Hospital-Saints
Henry Richard Alexander, Sr.
died peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home in Natick, MA after a brief battle with cancer. Born of June 13, 1925 to Anna and Henry Alexander in Scranton, PA, he was raised in Manhattan where he attended Xavier High School. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and taught there for two years while he obtained his Masters' degree during WWII. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1952 and started his career with the Office of Naval Research in Washington D.C. He was assigned as an ONR civilian scientist liaison officer to the British Ministry of Defense in London from 1955 to 1956. He subsequently worked at Stromberg Carlson in Rochester, New York before moving to Wellesley, MA and joining Raytheon Corporation in 1962 where he raised his family and worked for 47 years. During his career at Raytheon he had a major role in the development and application of advanced radar technologies that were instrumental in the national defense effort through the end of the cold war and in military operations in the first and second Gulf Wars. He was a devoted husband and father and maintained a life-long interest in athletics. He swam short and intermediate distance freestyle competitively for Rutgers University and participated in many amateur swimming and running events throughout his life; he finished a local triathlon while in his 60s. He was a charter member of the Wellesley Sailing Club and an avid skier. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Cynthia M. Alexander, his five children H. Richard Alexander, Jr. of Potomac, MD, Cynthia A. Capwell of Charlotte, NC, Catherine C. Alexander of Arlington, MA, Anna (Molly) A. Tackabery of San Rafael, CA, Frederick J. Alexander of Reading, MA and 8 grandchildren.
75, of Westford, formerly of Gloucester, died on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean P. (Amero) Oakes.
Born in Gloucester on August 2, 1937, he was the son of the late George A. and Elizabeth (Barnard) Oakes. Dick was a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 1955 and served in the U.S. Navy from July 1957 to July 1959.
For over 44 years, Dick worked for Raytheon as a Hardware Configuration Manager until his retirement in 2003.
Dick was an avid Boston sports fan and coach in the Gloucester Little League for many years. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, working in his garden, and driving his Jaguar convertible. He was a member of the Nabnasset Lake Country Club in Westford, and longtime member and past commander of the Capt. Lester S. Wass Post #3 Gloucester American Legion.
He is survived by his three children, Richard A. Oakes Jr. of Winthrop, Steven M. Oakes and his wife Meg (Burns) Oakes and their children Michael and Emily of Needham, Lisa (Oakes) MacKinnon and her husband Michael and their children Erin, Mikayla and Mikey of Marshfield; his sister, Barbara Aptt of Albany, NY and his companion, Kathleen O'Loughlin of Westford.
John Caulfield, retired Chief Scientist at Alabama A&M University Research Institute and a past editor of the SPIE journal Optical Engineering, passed away after an illness on 31 January 2012.
Born 25 March 1936, Caulfield received his BA in Physics from Rice University, and his PhD in Physics from Iowa State University. His ensuing career in holography, metrology, and coherent optics took him to Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Fisk University, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, among others.
Caulfield authored 14 books, 41 book chapters, 252 refereed journal papers, and numerous popular articles, including the most popular of them all: the 1984 National Geographic cover story on holography in 1984, "The Wonder of Holography," read by more than 25 million people.
Caulfield served SPIE in numerous ways; becoming an SPIE Fellow in 1977, and Secretary of the Society 1978-1979. He chaired many SPIE conferences and served on committees, edited five SPIE press books, and authored over 100 papers. He most recently co-chaired the conference, "Tribute to Joseph W. Goodman," along with Henri Arsenault, at 2011 SPIE Optics + Photonics.
He won the Gold Medal of the Society, the highest honor the Society bestows, in 2005, in recognition of his numerous contributions to holography, imaging, optical computing, optical logic and his numerous inventions including, but not limited to local reference beam holography, coherence gated imaging, generalized matched filters, optical linear algebra, fuzzy optical metrology, artificial color, and passive conservative interferometric logic gates.
In addition to the Gold Medal, Caulfield received many awards from SPIE including the Dennis Gabor Award, President's Award, and Governors' Award. He was editor of SPIE's flagship journal, Optical Engineering, from July/August 1979 through May/June 1985.
"Not only shall I remember John as a distinguished and experienced member of the holography and optical information processing community, but in over 30 years of interaction with him I have always been fascinated by his capacity to generate excitement through daring new associations of scientific concepts," said Pierre Chavel, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique. "He did this in particular through his activity as a book editor and even more as conference organizer. Wise crosslinking of apparently disjoint concepts is what research is all about, after all!"
Sidney Stark, formerly of Concord, died peacefully and on his own terms on February 8, 2012, in Palo Alto, California. He was 92. An artist as a young man, he pursued instead an engineering degree from the Cooper Union after mistakenly taking the engineering rather than art entrance exam. Offered admittance and a full scholarship to both engineering and art programs, he chose engineering and finished first in his class. During World War II, he worked on airplane design, working each Friday morning with his "consultant," Charles Lindbergh. After the war, he was selected as one of a small group of engineers to review the German documents regarding their missile program, something he did with the aid of a German-English dictionary. Over the course of a highly successful career at Martin Marietta and Raytheon, Stark led the teams that developed and built the Pershing and Sprint missiles. He described the day he learned that Martin had been awarded the Sprint program as the happiest day of his life. In 1973, he received the U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service award for his work on Sprint, the highest award given by the army to a civilian. He was appointed General Manager of the Orlando, Florida division of Martin Marietta in 1974, a post he held until 1976, when he left the company and went to Raytheon. Stark, known for his dry wit, once answered a question about whether a colleague talked too much by responding, "No, but your word to thought ratio is very high." Stark was married to Beatrice Lefer for 59 years, until her death in 2004. He is survived by the couple's three children, Debra Stark of Acton, MA , David Stark of Oakland, CA, and Daniel Stark of Basking Ridge, NJ, to whom he bade "love and that other stuff" in his final directions to them, and by three grandchildren, Adam Stark of Somerville, MA, Henry Stark of Chicago, IL, and Lily Stark, of Basking Ridge, NJ.
John J. Poulos, of Framingham, passed away peacefully at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham on Saturday February 11, 2012 after a short illness. Born in Boston, son of the late Steven and Julia (Maguire) Poulos, he was the beloved husband of Annette R. (Galluzzo) Poulos. He was U.S. Naval Veteran of WW II, serving as a tin can sailor in the South Pacific on the USS Cogswell. He was a resident of Saxonville for over forty years. Employed at Raytheon Company, Bedford, MA for more than forty years, from where he retired as Prototype Fabrication Center Lab Manager, he was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. Mr. Poulos loved nothing more than being with his family fishing, hunting or just being in the great outdoors. Besides his wife, John is survived by two sons, John J. Poulos Jr. and his wife Ruth of Litchfield, NH and Kevin Poulos and his wife Heather of Grafton; one daughter, Patricia Donnelly of Billerica; one sister, Helen Boiselle and her husband Armand of Ohio, nine grandchildren, John, Jeff, Julie, Jimmy, Jeremy, Nick, Rebecca, Mark and Chase , his newest grandchild, as well as two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Jackson. John was surrounded by a large and loving family of in-laws and nieces and nephews. No one will be missed more than he. He was father of the late James R. Poulos, of Kettering, Ohio, who passed away two years ago.
Paul J. Surette September 9, 2011
Stan Bernstein, Tucson, AZ.
Domienic (Dom) Cerasuolo - Jan.2011
Robert C. Shuppert - Mar.2011
Tuesday afternoon, October 26th 2010, with his loving family at his
side. He was the beloved husband of Joan E. (McDermott) Gorton. Devoted father
of Diane M. Gorton of Marblehead, Richard E.. Jr. of NC and Linda Marlowe of
Tewksbury. Dear brother Arthur Gorton of NYC and the late Norma Boucher, Jane
Sprague and Dorothy Foley. Lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, Lauren,
Lyndsay, Ricahrd E. III, Taryn, Jordan, Michelle, Tony, Victoria and Jacquelyn.
A Funeral was held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street,
Woburn on Saturday, October 30th.
of Northborough and formerly of Southborough died November 30,
at Umass Medical Center in Worcester after a period of declining health.
SALEM, N.H. � Roland H. Hebert, age 79, of Salem, N.H., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H.He was born in Lawrence, grew up and was educated in Methuen and Salem, N.H. He was a resident of Salem for the past 48 years, formerly of Lawrence.
Mr. Hebert was a retired technical illustrator for Raytheon Corporation in Burlington. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem and a former member of the American Legion Post 63 in Salem. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Roland enjoyed sign painting and woodworking and was an avid gardener. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Italo Renzo Larry Franceschi died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. He had been living for the past three years in western Mass. to be near his son Greg's family, but lived most of his adult life in the Natick/Wayland area. He was born to Silvia and Theodore Franceschi in Brandeglio, Italy, on June 17, 1921. He immigrated to the United States in 1928 and was educated in New York City Public Schools (Townsend Harris, 1939, and City College of New York, B.S., 1944). While a student, Larry worked at the 42nd Street New York Public Library, where he met his future wife, Ida DAngelo. They married on Sept. 2, 1944. Although trained as a civil engineer, Larrys first job involved applying his background in structural analysis to the design of the Grumman F6 Hellcat, one of the major fighter aircraft of World War II. Through a combination of on-the-job training and night courses at Princeton, he became an aeronautical engineer. In 1945, he and Ida moved to Los Angeles, where he was a team leader at Northrop. He worked on several important jet aircraft including the F89 Scorpion and the YB-49 Flying Wing, which foreshadowed the stealth bomber by some 40 years. He also earned a private pilots license. Larry moved his family to the Wayland/Natick area in 1954 where he joined the Missile Systems Division of Raytheon. He worked there until his retirement as a project manager in 1986. Larry will be remembered for his keen intellect and broad interests in history, science and foreign languages (Italian, passable French and Spanish and a smattering of German and Russian). He also loved poetry, classical music and opera. He was a loving, devoted husband and father and committed civic leader. He was a town meeting member and served several terms on the Natick Planning Board, helping to sensibly develop much of the Rte. 9 Golden Mile. A proud liberal democrat, he was active in local politics and loved nothing better than a good political discussion. He is preceded in death by Ida, his wife of 63 years; his beloved daughter, Laura Joan; sister, Mary; and brother, Remo. Larry will be greatly missed by his two sons, Renny, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Greg, of South Deerfield; four grandchildren, Amelia, Julia, Laura and Leonardo, (we love you, Grampa) and daughters-in-law, Mary Leon Franceschi and Lisa Middents Franceschi. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m., at St Zepherins Church, Cochituate Village, 99 Main St., Wayland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Attn: Gifts from the Heart, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498. Arrangements under the direction of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Cochituate Village, Wayland.
Norman John Boucher, formerly of Framingham, and born in Milford, on Sept. 19, 1934, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, in Ajijic, Mexico. He was the son of the late Norman N. and Adele (Barbadoro) Boucher. He leaves his wife, Dorothea C. Boucher of Ajijic, Mexico; his sister, Teresa Moore and her husband, Paul; his daughters, Donna Boucher of Westford, Birgit Julia and son-in-law, Matthew Marsh, of Canton, Karen Jehnich Tate and Uta Jehnich, both of San Rafael, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Norman was educated at Northeastern University in Boston, where he received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. For over 30 years, until his retirement, he worked at Raytheon Co. on various defense contracts, one being the project engineer of the Patriot Missile System. Norman was a devout Catholic, an avid and enthusiastic Boston Red Sox fan and a wonderful husband and father. His friends and family will remember him as a very sincere, honest man, always offering a helping hand and making people laugh with his wonderful sense of humour.
Mr. C. Arthur LaHaise, Jr., of Waltham, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in his home. He was 86. Arthur was born in Jamaica Plain on Feb. 18, 1924, a son of the late Charles Arthur and Alice (Flanders) LaHaise. He moved to Waltham in 1948 when, after a five year courtship, he married his sweetheart, Helen McCusker, in Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Waltham. Until his retirement he worked for 49 years as a technical writer for the Raytheon Corporation. Arthur was a 1941 graduate of Brighton High School and he attended Northeastern University in Boston. He was a daily communicant at Saint Marys Church in Waltham where he had been a former member of the parish finance committee. Arthur was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Waltham Lodge #953 and had been a co-manager for 12 years at the former Waltham Hospital of the Prostate Cancer Support Group. In his spare time he enjoyed carpentry, ballroom dancing and music. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Helen J. (McCusker) LaHaise; his children, Peter A. LaHaise and his wife, Mary Anne, of Chelmsford, Stephen P. LaHaise of Waltham and David L. LaHaise and his wife, Linda, of Vero Beach, Fla.; his grandchildren, Kristen, Courtney, David, Jr., Nicole Shuckerow and her husband, Michael, Eric, Stephanie, Jessica, Kevin and Brian; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Arthur was the father-in-law of the late Cheryl LaHaise and brother of the late Jacqueline Forrd- Vaglica and Joan Adams. Family and friends honored and remembered Arthurs life by gathering for his Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 4th,in Saint Marys Church, 133 School St., Waltham. Burial followed in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to Care Alternatives Hospice, 181 Cedar Hill Road, Marlborough, MA 01752 or to the Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 01472.
HJERPE, Edward A. Jr. 79, in Memphis, TN August 1, 2010. Devoted husband of the late Nancy A. (O'Connor) Hjerpe who died in 2007. Loving father of Kathleen Hjerpe Danais, and her husband, Marc, of South Windsor, CT; Edward A. Hjerpe, III, and his wife, Macrina, of Barrington, RI; Michael E. Hjerpe, of Pittsburgh, PA; Nancy A. Hjerpe Cunningham, and her husband, Keith, of Collierville, TN; and Thomas E. Hjerpe, and his wife, Mary Jo, of Northborough. He also leaves 10 grandchildren: Gregory, and his wife Mellissa, Karleen, and Alex Danais; Christine, Edward A. IV, and Catherine Hjerpe; Colleen and Ryan Cunningham; and Anna Grace and Sophia Rose Hjerpe; Beloved brother of Eleanor Hjerpe Duvall, and her husband, J. Sprigg, of Potomac, MD; bother-in-law to Thomas O'Connor and his wife Dorothy of West Palm Beach, FL; He leaves nineteen nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, James. Mr. Hjerpe spent his entire 37-year career at Raytheon Company, retiring as Director of the Air Traffic Control Directorate. Calling hours will be at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. in NORTHBOROUGH, MA, on Thursday August 5, 2010 from 5 to 8 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St., Northborough, MA, on Friday August 6, 2010 at 10 am. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery in Worcester, MA. For online condolences, please visit; www.haysfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ed's name to The Northborough Food Pantry, 63 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532, or the National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Satish Nagpal, 58, of Mendon, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Milford Regional Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer. Satish was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Nairobi, Kenya, a son of Lal Chand and Chander Kanta (Khanna) Nagpal. He grew up in London, and earned his bachelors degree in engineering from the University of London. Satish met and married his devoted wife and partner of 29 years, Vijay (Dewan) Nagpal. Together they moved to the United States in 1985 and have lived in Mendon, since 2004. He is survived by his wife, Vijay; two beloved sons, Sanjay and Sunil Nagpal, all of Mendon; his mother, Chander Kanta (Khanna) Nagpal; a brother, Naval Nagpal; and a sister, Neelam (Nagpal) Sheehan, all in London; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. A brother, Yashvir Nagpal, as well as his father, Lal Chand Nagpal, predeceased him. Satish worked for the past 25 years as an engineer for Raytheon Corporation. He had an outgoing and gregarious personality for life, who could make a friend with anybody and light up a room with his presence. Satish was a passionate golfer who cherished his family and friends and their company. Memorial contributions in Satishs name may be made to the VNA Care Network & Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608 (www.vnacarenetwork.org/help).
Angie Pezza, a lifelong resident of Natick, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010, at Wingate at Sudbury. She was 88 years old. Born in Natick, the daughter of the late Peter and Carmella (Quatrale) Pezza, Angie was raised and educated in Natick, graduating from Natick High School. She was employed for many years as a supervisor for the Raytheon Corporation. Angie was a devoted and loving aunt to her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She enjoyed gardening and knitting. Angie was the dear sister of Frances Capobianco of Framingham, Ann Texeira of Natick, and the late Emilio "Red" Pezza, Lena Pezza and Jennie Mazzarini. Those wishing to remember Angie may do so through memorial donations to the ' + unescape('Alzheimer%27s%20Association') + ''); Alzheimer's Association of Mass., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Marlene S. McDermott, 51, of Ashland, died unexpectedly at her home June 7, 2010. Born in Salem Mass., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary McDermott. Marlene was a graduate of Northeastern University. She was employed with Raytheon in Woburn Mass. as a Logistics Administrative Specialist. She enjoyed following the New England sports teams and she was an avid tennis player. She enjoyed time spent with family, especially with her nieces and nephews. She leaves her two brothers; Henry McDermott and his wife Marsha and Mark McDermott and his wife Diane all of Danvers. Also leaving her nephews; Michael, Jeffrey and Patrick McDermott, one great niece and five great nephews.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with deep sorrow the death May 25, 2010 of former Honorary Member, Philip “Phil” W. Cheney. Phil and his wife Leslie became Associates in 1994. He was elected a Member of the Corporation in 1994 and an Honorary Member in 2008. Phil was a member of the Business Development Committee (formerly the Office for Applied Oceanography Committee since its inception in 2006, and provided valued guidance in recent years as the Institution increased its attention to intellectual property issues. Phil also participated in the Science Partnership Program.
Philip Warren Cheney was born in Portland, Oregon on December 3, 1935. Phil earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; he received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Upon graduation, Phil joined Raytheon Company and was affiliated with the company for over 40 years. While at Raytheon, he served as Vice President of Engineering; manager of the Digital Systems Laboratory; manger of the Bedford Laboratory; assistant programs manager, Patriot Programs; deputy programs manager, Hawk Programs; manager of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) program; and most recently as a consultant. In addition to Dr. Cheney being Adjunct Professor and Senior Consultant for Corporate Partnerships at Northeastern University, he also served as Vice President of Emerging Technology Division of Haber, Inc. During his career, he served as a board member of Emerson Hospital (former Chair); HRL Laboratories; Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; Massachusetts Microelectronics Center; and the John Adams Innovation Institute. Phil was a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (former board member). He was a member of the Aerospace Industries Association; American Defense Preparedness Association; and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Phil and his wife of 52 years, Leslie (Dineen) Cheney, lived in Concord, Massachusetts. In addition to his wife Leslie, he is survived by three children: Pamela, Christopher, and Stephen.
KUDLlCH, Robert Arey Age 83, of Old Neck Road in Scarborough, passed away on Jan. 4, 2010 at the Maine Medical Center. He was born in Pottsville, PA, in Jan. 16, 1926, a son of late Hans and Gladys Kudlich. Robert proudly served his country in WWll in the US Army Air Corps, training belly gunners for B17s. Mr. Kudlich received his Bachelor's Degree from Lafayette College, his Master's Degree from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of lIIinois. Robert worked as an electrical engineer throughout his life. He began his career at Bell Laboratories in NJ, GM in Los Angeles, then on to AC Electronics in Milwaukee, Wis, and retired from Raytheon in MA. During his working years, he was a member of professional organizations such as the IEEE. Mr. Kudlich enjoyed wine, art - especially Northwest Native American art, and travelling. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara (Hodgkins) Kudlich. Robert is survived
by his son Paul Kudlich of Harvard, MA; his fiancee June Jensen in Scarborough; brothers- Karl Kudlich of Upstate NY, and Alf Kudlich of NJ; sister Nan Cahill of Maryland; and grandchildrenNathan Robert Kudlich and Morgan Leigh Kudlich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Heart As'soc:iation, 51 US Route 1, Suite M Scarborough, ME. 04074
BURKLEY, James Hogan "Jim" Of Wayland, died unexpectedly on April 27, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife Elaine J. (Raffaelly) Burkley of Wayland. Beloved father of Carla A. Burkley, MD and her husband William E. Talpey, MD of Auburn, ME and Julie E. Burkley and her husband Craig B. Wohlers of Brookline. Cherished grandfather of Emily R. Talpey and Benjamin W Talpey of Auburn, ME and Ava Burkley-Wohlers and Luke Burkley-Wohlers of Brookline. Brother of Gene Burkley of Erie, PA and Raymond Burkley of Sunnyvale, CA. . In lieu of flowers his family requests that memorial gifts in Jim's memory be sent to the James H. Burkley Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Sovereign Bank, 326 Boston Post Road, Route 20, Wayland, MA 01778.
Randall J. "Randy" Hogan, Jr., 84, died Wednesday May 11, 2010 at MetroWest Medical Center after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family in his final days. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor C. Hogan, six children and 14 grandchildren. Randall and family lived for 47 years in Framingham and 10 years in Southborough. Son of Col. Randall J. Hogan, Sr. and Catherine (Sheehan) Hogan, Randall was born in Burlington, Vt., and graduated from Western High School in Washington, DC after living in many states as the son of a career Army officer. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institiute of Technology, and later received a masters in mechanical engineering from Northeaster Univ. while rearing six children. He worked 8 years for General Motors in Framingham and retired from Raytheon after a 32 year career. In addition to his wife, Randall is survived by his children: Kara Buzanoski and husband Gerald of Northborough, Vesta Kosmo and husband Michael of Wellesley, Randall Hogan and wife Sara of Orono, Minnesota, Christopher Hogan and wife Mary of Colden, NY, Lawrence Hogan and wife Paula of Northborough and David Hogan of Worcester; his grandchildren: Todd Buzanoski, Taryn Marquez & husband Jason, Timothy Buzanoski & wife Caroline, Tefta Checola & husband Adam, Adriana Kosmo, Jenna Kosmo, Stephen Kosmo, Christopher Hogan, Jr., Carolyn Hogan, Emily Hogan, Kelly Hogan, Nicholas Hogan, Dallas Hogan and Daniel Hogan; a sister: Vesta Flaggert of San Antonio, TX and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Catherine Hogan. Randall had a zest for life and had many interests. He was a longtime active member of St. Jeremiah's Church, later St. George's and finally St. Anne's Parish in Southborough. He achieved 4th degree status in the Knights of Columbus, loved square dancing with Ellie, personal computing and piloting single engine aircraft. He volunteered for decades at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, but his greatest passion was spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Randall's name may be sent to: the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 1663 Bristol Turnpike, Bensalem, PA. 19020 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
TASHJIAN, Aetna Retired Raytheon Executive of Weston, MA, 77. Passed away on May 8th, 2010 after a courageous battle with lung and bone cancer for the past ten months. He was originally from Watertown, MA and attended Northeastern University. After serving in the United States Air Force he began his business career with RCA and worked in the communications division for the Lunar Expedition module (LEM) program. While at Raytheon, Aetna was responsible for the flight testing of the AN/TPN-19 tactical air craft landing radar system still used by the United States Air Force. He managed a fixed base version AN/GPN-22 air craft landing radar system used by Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, and Korea. Aetna Managed the Italian Patriot Missile Program and later updates of the Patriot Missile System. He was instrumental with operation Desert Storm. Beloved husband for 55 years to Araksie Kalajian Tashjian. Devoted father of Stephen Paul Tashjian and his wife Melvina M. Tashjian, Gary Tashjian and his wife Lisa M. Tashjian and his loving daughter Roxanne Marie Tashjian. Loving grandfather of Whitney Nicole Tashjian and Alexandra Lucia Tashjian. Brother of Jacob Tashjian, John Tashjian and the late Charles Tashjian and Nellie Dorrill. Funeral services at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, on Wednesday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, 558 Mount Auburn Street, WATERTOWN, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Memorial gifts may be made to the Araksie and Aetna Tashjian Trust Fund at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Lung Cancer Center. Interment at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.
Henry "Hank" Charles Howarth, 65, of Chino and previous San Dimas resident passed away May 4, 2010 in West Covina, CA. He was born May 1, 1945 in Bridgeport, CT. Henry received a B.S. in Engineering at M.I.T, and a Master’s Degree from N.Y.U. His career as an Aerospace Engineer spanned 35 years, most recently as an employee of Raytheon. Henry is survived by his wife, Julia Howarth; Daughters, Lyn Howarth and Sharlene Forbes; Grandsons, Jason and Ryan Forbes; Father, Henry Howarth; Brother, Glenn Howarth; and Son-In-Law, Robert Forbes. A memorial service will be held 11:.00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Funeraria Del Angel Pierce Brothers Griffith.
Contributions may be made in Memory of Henry C. Howarth to Citrus Valley Hospice 820 North Phillips Avenue W. Covina, CA 91791 (626) 859-2263.
James T. Hanson, 73, a lifelong resident of Maynard, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Wilma (Baldwin) Hanson. Born in Concord and raised in Maynard, he was the son of the late Henry T. and Alice R. (McDonald) Hanson. Mr. Hanson graduated from Northeastern University where he was elected to Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. While in college he enlisted in ROTC, and served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Raytheon as an engineer for over 47 years before his retirement. A radar systems specialist, he worked on many projects including the Patriot Missile System, and was awarded many patents for his inventions in the field. His 60 years of ham radio activities focused on DX Communication with verified individual contracts in over 320 countries. Mr. Hanson was very interested in genealogy, and had done extensive research on both his and his wifes ancestors. He loved sailing and spent many hours sailing with his wife on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. He also served on the Planning Board for the Town of Maynard for 15 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and a grandson; James F. Hanson, wife Jessica and their son Taylor; and Thomas and Edward Hanson; a brother John Hanson and his wife Susan; two sisters, Alice Pillivant and Jeanne Hanson; brothers-in-law Dennis Baldwin, and Richard Blasing and sister-in-law Sharon Blasing
Vernon Francis Haverstick, 91, passed away February 11, 2010 in El Paso, TX. Born in St. Louis, MO, November 3, 1918, Mr. Haverstick has been a resident of El Paso since 1955. His dedication to the service of others will long be remembered.
Vernon served in the Aleutian Island Campaign as an Army Air Corps Technical Sergeant Communications Chief during World War II. Upon honorable discharge from the Army (1946), he worked at Douglas Aircraft and then Raytheon Company (1949) in California. While there, he was a member of the test team that fired the first guided missile to shoot down an aircraft. The team also developed the Sparrow missile (Navy and Air Force) and the HAWK (Army). In 1955, he transferred to White Sands Missile Range and became a citizen of El Paso. From 1968 through 1983, Vernon worked on the Patriot missile as Engineering Manager and later as Chief Engineer and then Test Conductor.
Upon retirement, Vernon Haverstick began a rich and varied career as a volunteer that spanned over two decades, involved many organizations, and resulted in countless awards. He was a tireless advocate for the elderly and disabled and was elected to seven terms in the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (1988 – 2002). While there, Vernon submitted resolutions that, when enacted into law, made mandatory eldercare training for all Texas health care providers.
His involvement and leadership in local organizations included:
Northeast Civic Leaders Council - Treasurer responsible for funds raised for the annual Northeaster Parade; Committee Member to establish the Chuck Heinrich Park for fallen Police Officers and wrote the monument inscription.
El Paso City-County Health and Environmental District, Environmental Task Force with Dr. Lawrence Nickey. El Paso Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Advisory Board appointee; In 1990, Vernon chaired a committee to perform a wellhead survey of the 144 water wells that provide El Paso’s water. Members of that committee received El Paso’s Volunteers of the Year Award in 1991. He helped write a “How-To” manual describing the methods utilized which the EPA has distributed in many States throughout the country and has been translated into several languages and distributed in other countries. The committee won the 1993 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for their work. It was through these efforts that the annual, international Groundwater Hero Award was named for Vernon Haverstick in 1996 by The Groundwater Foundation. Subsequently, seven members of this team surveyed the water wells in the colonias. Their work was instrumental in bringing city water to the City of Socorro.
Society for Professionals on Aging – Chaired a committee that surveyed and inventoried all personal care homes in El Paso and then led a campaign to pass an ordinance requiring all personal care homes to have food handlers’ licenses. Retirees Cabinet of El Paso – President, raised funds for Senior Centers and worked with City Council to have additional centers built. Area Agency on Aging - Advisory Board: Parliamentarian and Bylaws Committee Chair; Bienvivir Senior Health Services - Board of Directors: Secretary and Finance Committee.
Vernon helped organize the Area Network for Disabled and Aging (ANDA) in 1991 and served as a board member until his passing. In 2008, the Vernon Haverstick Scholarship for Disabled Students was established. He and Ann Haverstick received the Hidalgo Award from the Heftel Broadcasting Company for their contributions to the El Paso/Juarez Hispanic community.
For almost 54 years, Vernon Haverstick was completely devoted to his wife Ann and their family: James Haverstick, Pleasant Hills, CA, and Charles Haverstick (Linda), Inola, OK; Jean Haverstick, El Paso, and Susan Haverstick, Natick, MA, 8 grandchildren: Tina, Casey, and Sage Haverstick, Christyn Drinkwin, Kathryn Maples (Christopher), and Luke Drinkwin II, Erika and Kara Page; and 5 Great-Grandchildren, Jericho and Lora Bilbe, Ethan, Wyatt, and Grant Maples. We will always remember and cherish his keen wit, immeasurable kindness, and incredible intellect. Honorary pallbearers include: James Haverstick, Charles Haverstick, Luke Drinkwin II, Bob Sorensen, Edward McCormick, Howard Logsdon, Willie Padilla, Ed Gage, and Ray Klein.
The family would like to express their thanks to the oncology and ICU nurses and staff at Sierra Medical Center, the Northeast YMCA Silver Sneaker class, Bienvivir Senior Health Services board and staff, and Pastor Johann Caauwe for his devotions and hymns
May 04, 1926 - November 22, 2009
Gordon Wescott of Waltham, died Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2009, at Belmont
Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was 83.
Anthony J. Pacheco
Francis X. (Bud) Jones
David C. Crockett
Robert O. Hofland
Richard M. Lynch
John G. Moy
Roger Travers, age 65 passed away in January from a heart attack. He previously had been the General Accounting Manager at Raytheon Service Company prior to moving to Texas
Madaleine G. Bennett, Vincent A. Doyle, Jr., Don Farinato, Bill Fisher,David Flower,
Ken Hall, John W. Hanson, Kai H Jensen, Richard M. Lynch, Dick Powers,
Walter Trainor Jr., Roger Travers, Colonel Benjamin Whitehouse, Bob E. Williams
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Vincent A. Doyle, Jr. passed away. Vincent retired in 2000 and was a supervisor in Quality Control
Don Farinato passed away recently
Bill Fisher passed away, Tuesday morning, October 28. His wife Mildred called to let a member know and explained he had a serious stroke two weeks earlier.
Ken Hall passed away. (Added 4/16/08)
John W. Hanson (b. 1936), passed away , June 11, 2008. Mrs. John W. Hanson (Marylyn Rands) would like to hear from those of you who knew John. Mrs. John W. Hanson (Marylyn Rands) would like to hear from those of you who knew John. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Powers passed away - he lived in Scarborough, ME and also James Cooney passed away May 3rd 2008. Jim retired from the Missile Systems Division, Shalimar Florida Office.
Bob E. Williams, 79 years old. Died in his sleep July 26, 2008 in a nursing home where he resided for the past two years. He was battling diabetes and dementia. He was the husband of Jeanne (Collier) Williams.�Mr. Williams was born February 17, 1929 the son of the late Charles E and Sylvia (Davis) Williams of Kansas.Mr. Williams lived in Concord, Mass for 45 years and raised six adopted children and one grandson. Bob worked for Raytheon for over 30 years as an Electronics Engineer and worked in many locations such as California, Lexington, Bedford, Wayland and Sudbury. Over the years he worked on many projects: Missile fire control systems for the "Demon", "Phantom" "Sparrow 3" and the "Sidewinder" Missiles. He was also involved in many Radar systems (Rampart, Amrad, and the ABM). Mr. Williams also demonstrated the first ever missile to missile intercept with target missile launched from Vandenberg AirForce Base in California. Bob retired from Raytheon in 1991. After retiring he enjoyed spending time with his family and the many grandchildren. The family is planning a memorial service at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, MA on Sunday, August 24th at 1:00pm.If anyone would like further information they can contact me. Terilyn Costello at Tyngsteri@yahoo.com 978-399-3056
Madaleine G. Bennett
It is with sadness that I notify you of the death of Madaleine G. Bennett on June 22. Madaleine was employed at Research Division from the early 1960s until 1981, when she retired from the Research Division library in Waltham. A former resident of Lexington, she died in Carleton-Willard Village, Bedford, at the age of 93.
The family is planning a memorial service in First Parish Church on the green in Lexington at 11:00 AM on Weds., July 23. If anyone would like further information, they may contact me (see below).
I wish my mother could have seen the photos taken by Hermann Statz at the 2008 Research Division Annual Luncheon. She would have recognized many faces. I was especially pleased to see the photos of Hugh Boyd, my mother's boss "back in the day." I send my very best wishes to you all, as I know my mother truly enjoyed working with you. Thank you for being a part of her life and her career.
David Bennett; Simpsonville, SC
Office: (864) 421-1751:Home: (864) 675-9580
Kenneth A. Hall worked for Raytheon over 45 years; age 73. He died at his home on Sunday, April 13, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maureen (McKay) Hall, originally of Andover. Mr. Hall was born on January 25, 1935, the son of the late Mary (Mullin) Ballard and Malcolm Hall, and was a proud life-long resident of Lowell. He attended Lowell High School and upon graduation served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during the Korean Conflict. He later attended Merrimack College. Ken worked for the Raytheon Corporation for more than 45 years.
During his tenure with the company, he was a member of the team that manufactured the computer guidance system for the historic Apollo XI mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on the moon. He also led the NATO Sea Sparrow project in Brussels, Belgium and Naples, Italy and contributed to a number of other projects critical to U.S. national security including the Patriot Missile Defense System.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Hall also played a major role in the improvement of radar surveillance for international air traffic control systems from Harlow, England. After retiring, Mr. Hall enjoyed his grandchildren and was a regular volunteer in the Lowell Public Schools introducing elementary school children to a love of science. (Added 4/16/08)
David Flower: Sadly, we were recently informed that David Flower, retired Director of Tax Affairs, passed away on February 28 in Natick, MA. (Added 3/14/08)
Walter Trainor Jr.
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