|Death: ||Jan. 11, 2011|
BULGER, Leonard L. Jan. 11, 2011.
Beloved husband of Ethel M. (MacGillivray).
Born 1925 in Cambridge.
His lifelong love of literature started in WWII where he served in Casablanca, Morrocco and Northern Italy. Stationed in Casablanca, he read everything in the base library. He left the Air Force in 1946 as a Sergeant. After the war, Len attended Harvard graduating in 1949 with a degree in English Literature.
As a student he read a Shakespeare every night after completing his school work. He also did post graduate work at the Universities of Florence and Berne. Following his studies, Len enjoyed a long and varied carrier in the Semiconductor industry. Early on at Sylvania, he determined if semiconductor diodes would be cheaper than vacuum tubes in computers. At Raytheon, he was the product manager for hearing aid transistors.
He moved to Saratoga, California in 1963 where he worked for Motorola and later joined Signetics in 1966 as National Distributor Manager. A year later Len became Signetics' International Sales Manager.
In 1969, Len and his young family moved to Switzerland where he organized Signetics' European sales force. After 2½ years in Europe, Len returned to California as Marketing Manager for Japan and the rest of the world.
He made more than 63 trips to Japan from 1975 to 1981, setting up Signetics Japan Ltd. in Tokyo, where he was instrumental in increasing sales in Japan by a factor of seven in six years. In 1981, he was sent to Philips (parent of Signetics) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as European Sales Manager of Signetics, ICs. Len was quoted in the Philips/Signetics Sales News as saying, "I have an affinity for Europe which has always been a magnet for me."
In 1986 he was awarded the Medal of Eindhoven for fostering cooperation among the various European subsidiaries of Philips. Len also loved classical music passionately, particularly that of Prokofieff, Mahler, and Sibelius. As someone who loved not only literature (his Major at Harvard) but also classical music, no wonder Europe was a magnet to him.
In addition to his wife, Ethel, he leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Leonard L. Bulger, Jr. and Annaliese Ketcham of Marblehead; his daughter, Ellen M. Bulger; his daughter and son-in-law, M. Jane and Peter Greis of Switzerland and his grandchildren, Alexander Bulger and Jamieson and Cameron Greis. He also leaves his son-in-law, Stephen Sakowich of Lincoln. He was the father of the late Elizabeth Bulger Sakowich. Brother of William Bulger of Cape Cod and the late J. Edward Bulger.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Sat., Jan. 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the Funeral Mass at Duckett-J.S.Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Rd., Rt. 20, SUDBURY.
Interment in New Town Cem., Sudbury.
Donations in memory of Mr. Bulger may be made to Cerebral Palsey of Mass, Inc., www.masscp.org. For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com Duckett-J. S. Waterman & Sons Sudbury, MA 978/443-5777
Published in The Boston Globe on January 14, 2011
New Town Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 16, 2011
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Thank you for your service, rest in peace.|
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