Frederick ‘Fred’ H. Morse

Frederick “Fred” H. Morse, 77, of Merrimack, NH died Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a short illness.

He was born in Peabody, MA on June 9, 1937.

After serving from 1955-1958 in the US Army as a radar technician, he first began a career as an electronics instructor, and then an engineering manager. His career with Raytheon Company took him to live in and work in Texas, France, Germany and Saudi Arabia. From 1960 to 1988 he worked as an engineer in charge of the Hawk Missile System Radar section. In 1988 he returned to Lowell MA until his retirement in 1995. He was the Deputy Department Manager, Test Systems Engineering, and erformed on contracts for production and field test equipment for Stinger, Sparrow and AMRAAM (Army medium range air to air missile).

Because of his love for travel he and his wife Judy made two extensive trips to Europe.

He impressed the scientific community, and was featured in an article in the Nashua Telegraph in 2005, when he developed mathematical equations for the exact solution of pendulums and for fast Bessel Functions as well as a conjecture for the orbital configuration of the Solar System. As an author he wrote the novel “The Rocks” which was hailed by his literary agent. Fred also authored “The Scimitar and the Glory Boxes,” “The True Name of Hell” and “From Peabody to Jizan.”

Fred was never shy about sharing his political views via letters to the editor or his blog.

He was also a member of the Merrimack Crimeline. Fred loved Woodworking, Antiques, Gardening and making Judy happy.

Members of his family include his loving and devoted wife of 21 years Judy J. Eriksen, of Merrimack, a sister Jean Morse of Nevada, a brother in-law and sister in-law Steve and Lynne Eriksen, sister in-law and brother in-law Diane (Eriksen) and Ron Wikander.

Friends have described Fred as a friendly, funny and intelligent, a dear friend, and a wonderful and great husband to Judy. He will be missed by all who were honored to know him.

Funeral services were held in the Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium Saturday Sept. 27, 2014 with Rev. Raymond Pouliot officiating. Burial followed in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to one’s local food pantry.

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