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Ariulf Eric Hampe

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Ariulf Eric Hampe CANTON, OH Ariulf Eric Hampe, 86, of Canton,Oh. Passed away in Pembroke, Ma. on May 28, 2009 after a courageous battle wirth cancer. Mr. Hampe was born in 1922 in Tetschen, Czechoslovakia to Josef & Anna (Sejkora) Hampe. He met his wife Erika in 1950 when they immigrated to Canada & later to the United States. Mr. Hampe had an exceptioanal love & attachment for his children & grandchildren. Other than his children, his interests included spending many hours in his garden & keeping honey bees. He was also a pioneer in alternative health & organic foods, was a self acclaimed scientist & inventor & also enjoyed swimming & long walks on the beach. Mr. Hampe pursued an active electrical engineering career beginning at Boeing in Washington State. He worked on NASA projects for Brown Engineering in Huntsville, AL where he & Wernher von Braun were instrumental in the first space launch of the Apollo V Rocket. He liked to say his ideas went to the moon. He designed communication systems for General Dynamics for submarines in Connecticut & surface Navy ships in Mass. In 1967 he settled in Wellesley, Ma. with his family. After retirement Mr. Hampe moved to Hull, Ma. where he married Holly Marrone in 1985. Mr. Hampe is survived by his 1st wife Erika (Hampe) Truscheit & children Charles, Margot, Linda, Arnold, Eric, Barbara Hansberry, Helga Bussema, Theodore "Ted", Doris Erika Gruber, Frederick, their spouses, 24 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. Mr. Hampe is also survived by his 2nd wife Holly (Hampe) Hall & children Valarie, Karen Ghazi, Willie, Kurt, George, Anton, Richard, Monica, a son-in-law & 1 grandchild. Visitation at the SOUTH WEYMOUTH McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St. (Rt.18 opposite South Shore Hospital) on Sunday May 31, 2009 from 2-6 P.M. Relatives & friends invited. Graveside Service on Monday at 1:00 P.M. at the Hull Village Cemetery. Mcdonald-funeral homes.com
Published in The Patriot Ledger on May 30, 2009
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