Hanser, Frederick A.
72, passed away on May 11, 2013 peacefully in his home. He was the loving husband of Anne N. (Forde) Hanser with whom he shared nearly 46 years of marriage.Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Welzel) Hanser. Fred attended St. Francis Preparatory School and received his B.S. ('61) and Ph.D. ('67) degrees in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon graduation from MIT, he joined Panametics Inc. of Waltham, where he worked for over 35 years. He specialized in design and calibration of satellite instrumentation and interpretation of received data. Career highlights included designing instruments for NASA, NOAA and ESA projects, including the NOAA GOES series weather satellites. He has been most recently employed as a physicist for Assurance Technical Corp in Carlisle, where had been working for more than a decade. He loved good food, good wine and classical music. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.In addition to his wife Anne, he is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Hanser and her husband Dan Brubaker of NC, Amy Hanser and her partner Nathan Lauster of Canada, and Bridget Hanser of MI, a grandson Ezra Hanser of Canada, a brother John Hanser of FL, and nieces and nephews. Another brother, Joseph Hanser, predeceased him in 2011.
Fred's family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 4-8 PM at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St. Danvers, MA. There are no other funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made in Fred's name toMIT.

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Published in The Boston Globe from May 13 to May 14, 2013