William R. Greenwood
William Raymond Greenwood, 84, of Bedford died March 9, 2015, in Boston MA, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rose (Malanowski) Greenwood, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in Detroit, MI, on Nov. 10, 1930, he attended public schools in Terre Haute, IN, and was an engineering graduate of Purdue University. He earned graduate degrees in engineering from MIT and in business from Ohio State University.
Mr. Greenwood served in the U.S. Air Force, on active duty, and in the Air Force Reserve. His duty included three years as an engineering officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. He then worked seven years at RCA in Burlington, MA, as a group leader and engineering scientist on military electronics projects. Mr. Greenwood was then employed at Raytheon for 29 years before his retirement in 1993. At Raytheon, he was a Principal Engineer, working on missile systems at Massachusetts facilities in Bedford, Wayland, and Tewksbury. He was a Life Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Before moving to Bedford in 2001, Mr. Greenwood resided in Massachusetts for 42 years in the towns of Ipswich and Lexington. He had been a member and elder at Grace Chapel in Lexington and a member at First Congregational Church of Hamilton.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Greenwood is survived by four children, Robin Bedell and her husband Jeffrey of Harvard, MA, William R. Greenwood, Jr. of Lexington, MA, Jane Greenwood-
Fiaschetti and her husband Tony of Cumberland, ME, and Lori Alaimo of Townsend, MA. Mr. Greenwood is also survived by eight grandchildren, Rebecca Bedell, Sarah Portuondo and her husband Joseph, Jacqueline Heinrich, Austin Heinrich, Maxwell Heinrich, Dana Kenniston, Andrea Alaimo and Annalise Alaimo, and one great-grandchild, Melody Portuondo. He is also survived by a sister, Nancy Sue Clark and her husband David of Ft. Myers, FL, and by 25 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, including James Alfred Greenwood of Terre Haute, Claude Thomas Greenwood of Conneaut, OH, and Edmund Richard Greenwood of Logansport, IN.
Visiting hours will be Friday, March 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA. Burial will be at the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich, MA, on Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at The Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, Carlisle, MA. Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or www.samaritanspurse.org or to World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency, PO Box 13459, Arlington, TX 76094 www.wbfi.net. For complete obituary and online condolences, please refer to www.