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Sturgis, Herbert S.

Herbert Sinclair Sturgis Jr., a resident of Westwood for 56 years, died Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Norwood after a long illness. He was 85. Herb was born February 10, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the nine children of Herbert S. Sr., and Rachel (Montgomery) Sturgis. He joined the US Navy at age 17 and served as a torpedoman third class. Herbert earned his degree in electrical engineering and industrial technology from Northeastern University in Boston, and then spent 21 years at High Voltage Engineering Corporation in Burlington. He spend 10 years working at Instron in Canton as a facilities engineer until his retirement in 1990, after which he did private consulting work. Mr. Sturgis is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. “Jan” (Stronach) Heffernan Sturgis; a son, Herbert K. Sturgis; a daughter, Ann Marie Sadatis; and three sisters, Evelyn Ambrose of Pennsylvania, Margaret Ricking of California, and Phyllis Dorr of Westboro. Herbert was the father of the late Cynthia G. McNabb; and the brother of the late Richard, Robert, and David Sturgis, Julia Dodd, and Eleanor M. Dane. He was a member of the former Constellation Lodge AF & AM which was located in Dedham, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 25th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood with a Masonic Service by Eliot-Hyde Park Lodge of Westwood at 7:30 PM. Herb’s funeral will be Friday at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808 High Street, Westwood, MA followed by burial in New Westwood Cemetery in Westwood with Military Honors.

Guestbook Entries

  1. The Coynes
    March 24th, 2010 | 8:47 pm

    We were very sad to hear about Herb’s passing. He was definitely one of the good ones. We will miss him around the neighborhood. Herb always had a kind word for everyone and we will miss hearing him say, “God bless you and keep you safe”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Barbara (Glenn-Campbell) Blanchard
    March 25th, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    A true friend who will never be forgotten.
    Rest in peace my friend.
    Barbara (Glenn-Campbell) Blanchard

  3. Peter Dorr
    March 26th, 2010 | 6:31 pm

    The service was nice. We will all miss Herb. We will miss comparing our genolgy and family tree. Thanks for the memories Uncle Budge

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