George Fangmann of Wakefield, RI, formerly of Framingham, MA, Meredith, NH and Highlands Ridge in Avon Park, FL, died Sunday, February 24, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen K. (Huggard) Fangmann. Born in New York, NY, he was a son of the late Dietrich and Beta (Behjre) Fangmann. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and received a degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He also received his Masters degree in 1977. During his career he worked at the physics lab at Columbia University on the Manhattan project involving the atom bomb. Mr. Fangmann was employed for the GTE Sylvania Company based in Needham, MA for over forty years, retiring in 1986. While he was department manager for GTE he spent five years at the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands testing intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) and working on Star Wars. He served honorably with the US Naval Reserve dring World War II and the Korean Conflict. In his spare time he enjoyed golf tennis, bowling sailing, scuba diving and spending time at his homes in Florida and on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. He is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Jane and Randall White of North Kingstown, RI and Anne and Mitchell Freitas of Framingham, MA; a grandson, Jonathan R. White of North Kingstown, RI; and a brother Charles Fangmann of Hendersonville, NC. He was the father of the late Robert Fangmann. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 383 Old North Road, Kingston, RI 02881. For guest book and condolences, averystortifuneralhome.com
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Feb. 27, 2013