Henry C. Kreide – of Woburn, May 6th at eight nine years of age. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (Pace) Kreide. Devoted father of Cindy Kreide Odegard, her husband David of CA, Stephen Kreide of Woburn. Dear brother Margaret Kreide Thue of Seattle and the late Marion, Alice and William. Loving grandfather of Nicholas Odegard. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Harry’s memory to the Burlington Church of Christ, 3444 Cambridge Street, Burlington, Massachusetts, 01803. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.
Henry (Harry) Coleman Kreide passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 6th. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara (Pace) Kreide of more than 62 years of marriage. Harry was 89 years old at the time of his death.
Born in Seattle, Washington, he was the son of the late Albert and Mildred (Coleman) Kreide. Being one of five children, they remained in Seattle where they were raised and educated. Harry graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle with the Class of 1949.
While Barbara was ice skating one day with her sisters Geneva and Grace, she met a fine gentleman, Harry Kreide, who at the time was a student at the University of Washington. They began dating, then steadily, became engaged and were married on Friday, June 12, 1953. Harry received his BS degree and officer commission in the United States Air Force the next day. They went to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, California for their honeymoon. Harry was called into active duty with the Air Force and scheduled in a Master’s Program at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts where the moved in September 1953. Harry graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in electrical engineering, a completely new field at the time.
Harry served his military commitment in the Cambridge Research Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. Over the early years they lived in Revere, Brookline, and Waltham. Then they settled in Lexington, Massachusetts where they made their home for 52 before becoming residents of Woburn, Massachusetts. Harry has resided in Woburn for the past seven years.
Harry dedicated himself to his family. He was a proud father of Stephen and Cindy, and a very proud grandfather of Nicholas (Nick). Harry worked most of his years in systems management as a computer science engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In his early years, he worked on Apollo Space Module computers at Raytheon.
Harry was a man of great faith. Barbara and Harry came to Christ in 1955. Both were actively involved in their Church over the years. They participated in every way possible throughout their marriage and shared a beautiful bond of Christian faith. They were part of a group that planted a congregation in Lexington in 1956. Harry and Barbara have been a part of the Burlington Church of Christ since 1986 where he served as an Elder up until his death.
Sadly, Harry was pre-deceased by his parents, sisters Marion and Alice, and his brother William who died in WWII.
Harry is survived by his children Stephen Kreide of Woburn and Cindy Odegard, her husband David Odegard of Long Beach, California, his sister Margaret Thue of Seattle, Washington, and grandson Nick Odegard of Long Beach, California, along with many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Harry’s memory to the Burlington Church of Christ, 3444 Cambridge Street, Burlington, Massachusetts, 01803.
Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.
Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.