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January 1, 1970 - May 5, 2010
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Richard S. Valpey Jr.81, of Bourne and formerly of Holliston, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2010 following a lengthy journey with Parkinson’s disease.
Born in Lynn MA on October 31, 1928, son of Richard S. and Addie (Rounds) Valpey, he resided in Buzzards Bay for the past 12 years.
He graduated magna summa cum laude from Holliston High School in 1946 and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at MIT. He attended the US Army Officers Signal School and on June 8, 1951 was commissioned 2nd lieutenant. He was awarded the German Occupational Force Medal and served in the Korean War as Assistant Chief of Radio Repair.
In 1953, he began his professional career as a Radio Frequency Engineer much of which was classified by the Department of Defense. In the 1960’s, he developed VHF transmitters, RF amplifiers, and an infrared radar receiver which were later used to build night vision goggles.
Following the Vietnam War, he entered the private sector where his most significant achievement was the development of the electronic circuit in the Lojack Vehicle Recovery System.
Besides his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Evelyn (Ossinger) Valpey, he leaves behind 4 sons, Dr. Richard S. Valpey III of Chicago IL, F. Scott Valpey of Fariport NY, Douglas M. Valpey, Jonathan P. Valpey, both of Manchester NH, and 11 grandchildren.
A graveside service with Rev. Ernest Batten will be held on Sunday May 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. Arrangements are from the Chesmore Funeral home of Holliston. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. Donation in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church of Holliston.