Richard W. Ehnstrom
of Leominster, Marine Vet; 77
LEOMINSTER -- Richard W. Ehnstrom, 77, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Beaumont Nursing Center in Worcester, after a long illness.
Richard was born in Gardner on March 17, 1937, a son of the late Ragnar and Evelyn (Strom) Ehnstrom.
He spent five years in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was trained as an Electronics Technician. His tour of duty was during the Cuban Crisis; He was very proud of his military involvement. Upon returning home from the USMC, he spent his career working as an Electronics Technician with Xerox Corp. and Canon USA, where he retired after many years of service.
He was an avid sports fan for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He enjoyed seeing his grandchildren in their sporting events and other activities.
Richard leaves his wife of 54 years, Elaine (Pappas) Ehnstrom; three children, Jeffrey and his wife, Jane of Templeton, MA, Steven and his wife, Halina of Mansfield, MA, and one daughter, Kristine Ehnstrom Levine and her husband, Steven of Westminster, MA.
He is also survived by his eight loving grandchildren, Jillian, Jeena, Julie, and Joanna Ehnstrom, Logan and Lukas Ehnstrom, Brock and Jayde Levine. Richard leaves his two brothers, Alan Ehnstrom and his wife, Maureen of Winchendon, and Peter and his wife, Jane of Lakeland, FL.
He also leaves many very special nieces and nephews, who should be remembered.
EHNSTROM -- The funeral will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow with military honors in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday, March 21, from 5-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.