Ronald C. Locke, 95
Ronald Locke Sr., passed away at home in Wolfeboro, NH on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Ron was born in Lynn, MA, the son of Clarence and Blanche Locke.
Ron had wonderful memories of growing up in Lynn with many friends and extended family nearby. He was a graduate of Lynn English High School. Ron served his country in the Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. After his service he returned home to Lynn where he met Louise, the love of his life, and they married in 1948.
Ron was employed at several electronic companies including GE in Massachusetts and Ohio during his early career. When Ron and Louise moved the family to Maryland he worked at American Instrument Company in Silver Springs for a number of years. Later, after a move to New Hampshire, Ron worked as Material Controller for Northeast Electronics in Concord for many years until retirement. After retirement Ron and Louise settled in Wolfeboro for many enjoyable years.
In retirement Ron and Louise traveled in their RV, enjoying trips to visit family and seeing sights across the country as well as camping trips closer to home with grandchildren. In his leisure time Ron enjoyed photography, oil painting, woodworking and, especially, time with family. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro.
Ron was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Louise Swindell Locke and by his brother, Robert. He is survived by his three children: Susan Pace of Lusby, MD; Barbara McCracken and her husband Bruce of Wolfeboro; Ronald Locke Jr and his wife Carol of Wichita, KS. He will also be missed by his grandchildren: Lisa Gadson of Bowie, MD; Karen McCracken Cegielski of Vernon, CT; Gene Locke of Wichita, KS and Scott McCracken of Lake Carmel, NY. He also leaves four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church at a later date.
Donations in Ron’s name may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church.
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