Henry Sears “Harry” Lodge Sr.

Henry Sears “Harry” Lodge Sr.

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Mar 2017 (aged 86)
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 179920962 · View Source
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Obituary Courtesy of Boston Globe Media.

Henry S. Lodge, 86, died March 8th, 2017 at his home in Beverly, MA after a brief illness. Known as Harry, he is survived by his wife Elenita, his children: Fred Lodge and his wife Susan, John Lodge and his wife Libby, Felicity Lodge and her husband Carl Bielenberg, his brother George, and seven grandchildren: Fritz, Grace, Madeleine, Samantha, Fanny, Harry, and Eliza Lodge.

His second son Henry S. Lodge Jr. MD, succumbed to cancer on March 10th, leaving two daughters, Madeleine and Samantha, his life partner Laura Yorke, and his former wife, Teresa Goetz.

Harry was born on August 17, 1930 in Boston, MA to Emily Sears Lodge and Henry Cabot Lodge and grew up in Beverly, MA, and Washington, DC.

He attended Groton School and graduated from Harvard College in 1952. He then enlisted in the army and served with distinction as a second lieutenant in the Korean conflict. He was awarded a Bronze Star and decorated by the South Korean government during his long and varied career, Harry worked as an executive at High Voltage Engineering, an early firm in the field of nuclear accelerators. In 1970, he was appointed chairman of the MBTA by Governor Francis Sargent. During his tenure he was instrumental in securing a $275 million dollar bond issue for the “T”, and worked to improve access to transportation for underserved neighborhoods.

He subsequently founded Inter-Link, an entrepreneurial company that generated a number of start-up companies and initiatives, including Citizens For Economy In Government. He led the non-profit campaign to restore the Metropolitan Theater, now named the Boch Center Wang Theater, and oversaw the renovations. In later life, he took up landscape painting and had several shows of his work.

He cared deeply about his family and his many friends, and about Boston, both its history and its future. Through his work and friendships, he had ties to a wide variety of people and communities throughout the city.

He was accomplished at gardening, cooking, and playing the piano, and loved sailing, politics, history and reading. There are few people who can match his gift for living life well.

Burial will be private and a memorial is planned for May. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Charles Morris Education Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, or WGBH, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

LODGE, Henry Sears A Memorial Service in appreciation of the life of Henry S. Lodge will be held on May 20th at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston. Mr. Lodge was a Vice President of High Voltage Engineering, a pioneering firm in the field of nuclear acceleration. He then founded Interlink, a company that supported entrepreneurs. He served as a chairman of the board of the MBTA, and later led the non-profit campaign to restore the Metropolitan Theater, now the Boch Center Wang Theater. He died on March 8th, 2017 after a brief illness, at the age of 86.

Published in The Boston Globe from May 1 to May 2, 2017

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