Howard J. Hall
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Former Chelmsford town meeting member
CHELMSFORD -- Howard J. Hall, a 50 year resident of Chelmsford, and former communications executive for high technology companies, passed away September 28, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital. He died surrounded by friends and family. He was 82.
A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, Mr. Hall graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar and High Schools. He volunteered for Navy service where he served in the U.S. and overseas as an aerial photographer and photographic analyst during the Korean War. After the war, Mr. Hall attended Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in 1954 with a degree in Photographic Science. He also attended New York University, earning his MBA in 1961.
From 1961 to 1983, he was employed by the Itek Corporation of Lexington, MA; in 1983, Hall was a Vice President at Alpha industries, Woburn, MA. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Vice President M/A-Com, Inc., Burlington, MA. In 1990, he started his own marketing communications firm, Hall Associates where he represented numerous high technology firms throughout New England.
An active member of the local community, Mr. Hall served as president of the Merrimack Valley United Fund from 1986-87. He was a Chelmsford town meeting representative as far back as 1990. He was a member of The Order of the Founders, Patriots of America and The Sons of the American Revolution.
After retirement, Mr. Hall focused his time on his family and writing a book on the genealogy of the Hall family. The results of his efforts are the 2010 publication "Hall Descendants of Francis Hall."
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; sister, Patricia Geletka; his two children; and four grandchildren.
HALL -- Services will be private with immediate family. Donations may be given to The
, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750. Arrangements entrusted to the care of BLAKE FUNERAL HOME. For full obituary, please visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.
Blake Funeral Home
24 Worthen Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 6, 2013