JERVIS, Edward, W., Jr., of Atkinson, N.H. (formerly of Lexington, M.A.) 91 years of age, loving husband of 62 years to Norma (Bake), passed away peacefully on February 21, 2012.
Born in Boston MA, he was the oldest of three sons of Edward W. Jervis and Isabelle Day Jervis. He is survived by his brother, Frederick and wife Janis of Exeter, NH. He was predeceased by his brother Robert. He was the devoted father of Keith of State College, PA, wife Karen, and Paul of Danville, NH, wife Judith, and grandchildren: Kali of Long Beach, CA; Christine of State College, PA; Kathleen and Clayton of Danville, NH.
Edward graduated from Somerville High School and Tufts University ’43, Electrical Engineering. During World War II, Edward served his country as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Department of Ordinance. While in the service, Edward engineered new technology for depth charges. Edward worked as a Project Manager for GTE, Weapons System Division, in Needham, MA. He reflected once, “I have spent my career making things (weapons) I hoped would never be used.”
He was an avid gardener, woodworker, photographer, and outdoorsmen. With Norma, he hiked all 48 of the 4000 ft mountains of NH. Upon retirement, they traveled extensively by van across America, they also visited many countries overseas.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life will be held at the Pilgrim UCC Church in Brentwood on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm. All friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers: Memorial Donations may be made to the Pilgrim UCC Church, 111A Middle Rd., Brentwood, NH, 03833 or the Atkinson Police Charitable Fund (APCF), PO Box 321, Atkinson, NH 03811.