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George H. Kay

George H. Kay, 78, of Sweeney Road, Keene, New Hampshire, loving husband of Karen (Tidwell) Kay, passed away August 12, 2010 in his home following his long illness.

Born in Worcester, July 12, 1932, he was the son of the late George H. and Ethel (Johnson) Kay. He was raised in Worcester and was a graduate of North High School. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1954 and continued his studies in masterís programs at Syracuse University and Northeastern University. He was employed for many years at RCA and Raytheon where he worked on the lunar landing module for the space program. For the last twenty years of his career he was a quality control engineer and manager with GTE, retiring in 2000. He was an accomplished Lifemaster bridge player, having played in national tournaments. An avid square dancer, he served on the executive boards of many New England Square and Round Dance Associations and conventions.

In addition to his wife of thirty-one years, he is survived by three daughters, Debra Kay of FL, Sandra Capano of Raynham, and Brenda Weis if Gaithersburg, MD, a step-daughter, Heather Acone of FL, four granddaughters, a grandson, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Diane Waidelick of Boothbay Harbor, ME.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 580-90 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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