|"Peter" H.W. Blackstone|
“Peter” H.W. Blackstone
Retired electrical engineer and loving father;
Henry Watson Blackstone, better known as Peter, age 76, passed away on November 6, 2016 in Lowell, MA.
Peter was born in New York City, NY to the late Henry and the late Eleanor (Watson) Blackstone on August 17, 1940. He lived in CA, ME, and NY throughout his childhood.
He graduated from Oyster Bay High School on Long Island, NY in 1959. Receiving his B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, Peter worked as an electrical engineer at General Dynamics in defense and later as a computer engineer at Digital Equipment Corp. for over 20 years. He enjoyed working with customers on market research the most.
Peter treasured the ocean throughout his entire life – from clam digging as a teenager to sailing and living on Cape Cod as an adult. You could often find him reading non-fiction or listening to the blues.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Blackstone Ardery, son-in-law, Scott Ardery, sister Margaret Blackstone, and brother Neal Blackstone. In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his sister, Pamela Prickett.
The family had a private service and wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the organizations that have provided care to him over the last several years: Fidelis Hospice, Fairhaven Healthcare, and Horn Home for the Aged.
Memorial donations may be sent to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/Fox-It-Forward/PeterBlackstone.
Arrangements were made by the O’Donnell Funeral Home in Lowell - (978) 458-8768. E-condolences may be made at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.