Northborough – Ernest Lennart Kallander Jr., 81, of Northborough, and formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough after a long illness. He was the husband of Judith (Hayes) Kallander for over 49 years.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Ernest and Anna (Anderson) Kallander.
Ernie was a graduate of the former Peter's High School of Southborough, he earned a Bachelor's degree from Stevens Institute of Technology of NJ and received his master's from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea.
His career as a Mechanical Engineer included working at Quantum and Aseco. He was a past president of Southborough Rotary and a member of ASME.
Ernie was an avid outdoorsman and longtime member of Camp Take It Easy. He enjoyed singing in the local choruses and helped construct the Southborough Gazebo. He also helped his father build the Stoneybrook Golf Course of Southborough.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Kirsten Scott and her husband Stephen of Westborough, Karen Whiteknact and her husband Daniel of Boston, and Heidi Fobert and her husband Mark of Grafton; his brother, David Kallander and his wife Anne of Harrison, Maine; a sister, Susan Kallander Boomgaarten of New Braintree; five grandchildren, Katherine Garbani, Deckard and Adrian Whiteknact, and Nicholas and Thomas Fobert; his sister-in-laws, Joan Kallander of Goffstown, N.H. and Jean Bernard of Southborough; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Peter Kallander, and Peter's wife Elaine (Salls), and three nephews, James, Paul, and Ted Kallander.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., at Pilgrim Church, Common Street, Southborough. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Framingham Heart Study, c/o BU School of Medicine Office of Development, 72 E. Concord St., L-219, Boston, MA 02118.
To leave words of condolence to the family, visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.