Haverhill — Charles F. Quimby Jr., 87, of Haverhill, passed away on June 12, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
The son of the late C. Frederick and Mary Ellis Quimby, he was born and raised in Walpole, Mass., graduating from Walpole High. He attended Yale University, earning a degree in engineering. He was an engineer for Western Electric, later Lucent Technologies, for 35 years.
During World War II, he served as an officer in the United States Navy.
A longtime member of First Church of Christ in Bradford, he served as a moderator, deacon, usher and member of the religious education committee. He began a long association with Lone Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America (now Yankee Clipper Council) in 1957 starting as the institutional representative for the church’s Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop. He chaired the Office Building Committee responsible for the current headquarters of the Yankee Clipper Council, received the Wood Badge award for advanced adult leader training in 1968, was elected Council Commissioner in 1969 and led several summer camp programs. He was honored with the Silver Beaver, the Boy Scouts’ award for distinguished service over many years at the council level.
He is survived by his sons, David S. Quimby and his wife, Susan St. Croix, of Concord, Mass., John B. Quimby and his wife, Carla, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and a daughter, Diane Shayne of Duxbury, Mass.; 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service at First Church of Christ on Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m., located at 10 Church St., Bradford. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Yankee Clipper Council BSA, 36 Amesbury Road, Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.