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Walter Fabian

January 15, 1953 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Walter Fabian Obituary


Walter Fabian, 67, died Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, in a scuba diving accident at Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine.

Walter Fabian was born on Jan 15, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois was the son of the late Walter Charles Fabian and the late Jennie Fabian (Liska). He graduated from Lindblom Tech High School in Chicago, IL.  He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Physics.  He continued his education at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and graduated with a PhD in Physics.

Walter  started his professional career at Raytheon, Sperry, and Gould in MA and IL.  He worked for General Electric in Syracuse, NY for 10 years as a Program Manager.  He transferred to Nashua, NH in 1996 to work for Sanders which later became BAE Systems.  For the last couple years prior to retirement, he worked as a Director of Engineering at MKS Instruments in Methuen, MA.  After retirement he volunteered to be a driver for Meals on Wheels.

Walter was a lifelong learner with a variety of interests including scuba diving, hiking, biking, skiing, traveling, chess, reading, ham radios, and craft beer.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Walter is survived by his wife Marianne and daughter Erin Fabian.  His sister, Joan Fabian and husband John Mason live in San Antonio TX.

A celebration of Walter's life will be held at a future time.

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