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Raymond M. Cornish

Raymond M. Cornish, 87, of Littleton died at Emerson Hospital in Concord on February 13, 2013. His long interests in Scouting and photography began in Watertown High School. After he graduated in 1943, he soon joined the Army Air Corps. After WWII, he enrolled in U of Mass in Amherst and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950. He was recalled into the Air Force during the Korean conflict in August 1950, and honorably discharged a year later. In September 1951, he began his 40-year career with Arthur D. Little Research company in Cambridge as a chemist. Ray was an Eagle Scout and was an active Scoutmaster for many years. He also was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and received a certificate for Climbing all 4000 Footers in NH. Ray became a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Tahattawan Lodge in Littleton. Ray also helped his causes by serving as Church Treasurer, Commissioner of Trust Funds for the Town of Littleton, Board of Appeals, and of course, Conservation Commission. He is survived by his wife Christina, son Edward Raymond, both of Littleton, daughter Sandra (Cornish) Ward and her husband Paul D. Ward of Waltham, and sister Louise (Cornish) Creel of Tequesta, Florida. He is also survived by his brother in law Edward Pierce and his wife Virginia of Amherst MA, and sister in law Marion Pierce (of Canada) and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at the Littleton Congregational Church. King Street, Littleton on Thursday at 11 am, Visiting hours will be at Badger Funeral, 347 King St. Littleton on Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Burial at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Littleton Congregational Church, King Street, Littleton MA 01460 Please see www.badgerfuneral.com


Published in The Watertown Tab & Press from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21, 2013
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