SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 2, 2013

Richard A. Tremblay, 83


West Wareham — Richard A. (“Dick”) Tremblay, 83, formerly of Danvers, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on September 29, 2013. He was the husband of the late Arline J. (Chartier) Tremblay.

Born in Salem on December 13, 1929, Dick was the 11th of 13 children of the late Ernest B. and Dora (St. Amand) Tremblay. He married Arline Chartier of Salem in 1950, and worked as a TV/radio repairman, eventually running his own business. Fascinated with electronics and computing, Dick returned to school, majoring in electrical engineering at Northeastern University. He had a long career as a quality assurance engineer in the nascent computer industry, and worked at many of the pioneering companies including Transitron, Wang, Raytheon, and Textron. Dick was an avid golfer and bowler, winning many local tournaments and was an active member of the Olde Newberry Golf Club, where he served on the board of directors for many years. Dick was also on the board of directors of the North Shore Skating Club and was the back-stage director of their annual Ice Spectacular where his daughter, Janet, was a student and coach. Dick resided in Salem until 1982, when he and his family moved to Nichols Street in Danvers. In August 2012, he left the North Shore to live with Janet and her family in West Wareham.

He is survived by his five children, Joan and her husband, Howard Smith of Blacksburg, Va., Richard E. "Rick" of Las Vegas, Nev., Ken and his wife, Betty (Lagana/MacDonald) of Middleton, Tom and his wife, Kathy (Daly) of Peabody, Janet and her husband, Michael Bessey of West Wareham; and by six grandchildren, Alicia (Tremblay) Haverty of Chester, N.H., Mary-Ellen (Tremblay) Bowman of Clifton, Va., Molly Tremblay of Salem, Michael Tremblay of Peabody, Adam and Amy Bessey of West Wareham; and six great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jack Haverty, Mia Tremblay, Sophia, Joseph, and Jacqueline Bowman; and by his best friend of more than 50 years, Al Lunt, 86, of Danvers.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, October 5, at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm Street, Danvers. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, prior to the service, from 9 to 10:45 a.m., in the funeral home. www.LyonsFuneral.com.