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FREDERICK E. CHURCHILL

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CHURCHILL, Frederick E. Age 90, of Hingham, formerly of Carlisle, beloved husband of Mechthild Churchill, and son of the late N. Winston and Florence Churchill, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 5th, 2013. Fred was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fred grew up in Nova Scotia where he attended both a two-room and one-room school. After graduating from high school in 1940, Fred went to work for the Royal Bank in Sidney, Nova Scotia. In the fall of 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Foce. He was a navigator and flew on Bomber Command in England throughout World War II. In 1946 Fred enrolled at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec to study Electrical Engineering, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Engineering. In 1947 Fred married his first wife, Yolande Demers, and they had a daughter, Nancy Lynn Churchill. He rejoined the Air Force in 1950 as an Engineering Officer. He and his wife divorced in 1951. In 1954 Fred left the Air Force and immigrated to the United States. He worked at Bendix and Westinghouse Electric. He then moved to NJ where he worked for ITT & then for Hazeltine in Greenlawn, NY. He met his second wife, Mechthild Harter, from Stuttgart, Germany, in New York City in March of 1963. They were married in Sept., 1963 in Stuttgart, Germany, and settled in New York. While there, Fred earned his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) at Polytchnic Institute of NY University. After graduating in 1965, Fred went to work for Raytheon and moved to Carlisle, MA. He retired in 1992. In 2001, he founded the Association of Raytheon Retirees, which he managed for five years. He leaves behind his beloved wife of fifty years, Mechthild Churchill, his three children, Karen (Bodager), Susan and Patrick Churchill, as well as his son-in-law, Stuart Bodager and grandchildren, Benjamin and Sophie Bodager. He also leaves behind his sisters, Virginia Churchill Smith and Patricia Kellar, his brother-in-law, Jack Smith, many nieces and a nephew, and he was predeceased by his daughter, Lynn, his sister, Margaret Morris, and his brother-in-law, Jim Kellar. Fred will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will always be remembered for his intelligence, sense of humor, tenacity, and charm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred's memory to McGill University or to the .

Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 7, 2013
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