Hap Winslow- 79
Rowley, MA: Ralph Morgan Winslow-- Known to all as "Hap", passed away at his home April 20, 2012, surrounded by his adoring family. Hap was born March 20, 1933 to Laura and Alfred Winslow in Lynn, MA. He was a proud graduate of Lynn English High School, 1950. He attended Dartmouth College, 1954 and Amos Tuck School, 1955. In 1955 he started his career with IBM selling typewriters and after 38 years he retired as an Executive Salesman in computers and a member of the 100% club. Hap was an avid skier, having mastered the slopes of New England, NY, UT, NV, ID, CA and Zermatt, Switzerland. He loved family gatherings, tennis, splitting wood, fishing, canoeing and the "great out-doors". He fostered these passions as an Eagle Scout Master in his children, grandchildren, and troop # 14 of Lynn, MA.
Those who knew him best will remember his boundless love of family, his passion for reading and music, the Golden Rule, "First Today", Turkey Trots, his home, and the barn. Along with his best friend and "soul mate", Helen "Fitzie" Winslow, Hap is survived by his 4 daughters and their spouses: Kathleen Winslow and Erik Prussman of Rowley; AnnMarie and Nate Keliher of Amesbury; Marty and John Blanchard of Rowley; Elizabeth and Mark (Ned) Smith of Skagway, AK; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Collins Winslow of Merrimac; his son Stephen and Cindy Winslow of Lynn; his brother Steve and Val Winslow of Lynnfield, and all of his grandchildren, Kyla Prussman, Jaden, Camden, and Griffin Keliher, Athena and Addison Smith, Joseph and Julia Winslow, and Derek Winslow. Hap was predeceased by his son David Daniel Winslow and his sister and brother-in-law, Lydia and Tom Carroll.
His memory, spirit and ideals will live on with everyone who had the honor and privilege to know and love him.
Arrangements: Calling hours will be 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday April 24th at the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley. Hap’s funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary’s Church, Main Street (Rt1A) in Rowley at 10 am on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be mailed to Jeb Dubus Cancer Fund: J.E.B. Trust c/o Kathleen Batcheller, 35 Warren St. Newburyport, MA, 01950 or at www.JebDubuscancerfund.com.