Hudson – Lewis C. Hanscom, 94, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Marlborough Hospital. He was the husband of Kathryn (Evans) Hanscom and the late Ruth (James) Hanscom.
Born Dec. 30, 1917 in Springfield, Maine, he was the son of the late Colby and Blanche (Leighton) Hanscom. He was raised and educated in Springfield, graduated from Springfield High School, and was the salutatorian of the class. Upon graduation, he attended Northeastern University.
Mr. Hanscom's education was interrupted during World War II when he joined the United States Army and was awarded a Silver Star. Upon his return home, he continued his education at Northeastern University.
He soon married and settled in Lincoln, Maine, where he and wife raised their children together. Upon the death of his first wife in 1995, he married Kathryn (Thomas) and remained in Hudson.
Mr. Hanscom worked for many years as an automotive engineer for Ford Motor Company.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending U.S. Army reunions, traveling, and had a passion for cars, cribbage and crossword puzzles. He was also a proud Mason.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Mary Wheaton and her husband Sheldon of Austin, Texas and Lewis C. Hanscom Jr. and his wife Susan of West Boylston; a sister, Lorraine Biship of Florida; and his step-children, Allen Thomas and the late Kathleen Michael. He is also survived by his grandchildren, James, Colby, Jeremy, Molly, Hillary, Elizabeth and Melissa, and five great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Keith Hanscom and Ecla Merrill.
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m., in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St., Marlborough. Visitation in the church will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Interment with U.S. Army military honors will be private in Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, Maine. Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Service of Maynard is assisting with arrangements.
Gifts in his name may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St., Marlborough, 01752 or the First Congregational Church of Lincoln, 19 School St., Lincoln, ME 04457.