Born in Brooklyn, NY, he grew up in Charleston, WV. He left Charleston High School at age 15 to attend the University of Chicago as part of The Ford Foundation college program. He left Chicago to enter the US Air Force and married Betty Jo Ritenour, of Lafayette, IN, in 1957. They divorced in 1979. After the Air Force, he got a BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He was employed by Teletype Corporation in Evanston, IL; Digital Equipment Corp., in Maynard, MA; Cadmus Computers, of Lowell, MA; Wang Laboratories, of Chelmsford, MA; Delphax, of Braintree, MA; and Simplex, of Gardner, MA. He married Norma Abel in 1987. He and Norma built their dream house in Vermont and retired there officially in 1999.
There will be calling hours at the Covey, Allen and Shea Funeral Home on Friday, August 18, from 7 to 9 pm. A Lutheran memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 7030 Main Street, at 11:15 am, on August 19, followed by a celebration of his life at the Youse house in Readsboro.
No food donations, please. Donations in his memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Cremation and funeral arrangements made by Covey, Allen and Shea.