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Louis P. Rainville

Louis P. Rainville, a retired employee of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory and Haystack Observatory, died Sept. 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. He was 80.

Rainville worked at MIT for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Born and raised in Salem, Mass., he was a graduate of Northeastern University and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was the husband of the late Frances P. (Gillespie) Rainville. He is survived by three sons, Thomas A. Rainville of Salem, Mass., Michael R. Rainville of Norton, Mass., and Donald V. Rainville of Camden, Maine; two daughters, Carol A. Rainville of Salem and Patricia M. Mazzola of Westboro; three brothers, Roger Rainville of Salem, Mass., Andre Rainville and Robert Rainville of Florida; a sister, Rita Finiss of Salem, Mass.; eight grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also the father of the late David J. Rainville and was predeceased by his brother George Rainville and his sister Anita Oliver.

Karl E. Adler

Karl E. Adler, who worked at Lincoln Laboratory for 31 years, died July 16 at the Life Care Center of Acton. He was 88.

Adler, a Navy veteran of World War II, worked at several boat-building shops before joining Lincoln Laboratory as a cabinet maker.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam (Frost) Adler; a son, Karl E. Adler Jr. of Newburyport; three daughters, Christine Fernsler of Annandale, Va., Sigrid Lambert of Merrimack, N.H., and Susan (Frost) Warner of Calverton, N.Y.; a sister, Hazel Wilson of Lexington; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Bedford on July 29.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown 02472.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 13, 2006 (download PDF).

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