George Philip Kasper, 80, of Sandwich died November 1, just 48 hours after his son, David Kasper, died.

Mr. Kasper was born in Winchendon to Simon and Cecilia Kasper.

He lived in Baldwinville, and his father died when he was young. His family moved to Greenfield, where he graduated from Greenfield High School in 1959.

Mr. Kasper received a BS from University of Massachusetts and a doctorate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, both in chemical engineering.

He married Janet Koch in 1966 and they moved to Burlington, Vermont, while he finished his doctoral thesis.

They then moved to Rochester, New York, where he had a 32-year career at Kodak. He began in the chemical research labs, then did research and development on high-speed copiers and office imaging equipment, holding numerous related patents.

The Kaspers raised their family in Greece, New York, and Mr. Kasper was active with the Greece Soccer Club, where he assisted and managed his son’s team, the Greece Express. He was an avid gardener and skier.

He served on the board of directors as president of the Inns of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, from 2004 to 2008 where he and his family vacationed often.

In 2001, Mr. Kasper retired to Sandwich, where he became involved with First Church Sandwich UCC and led a major steeple and window restoration project.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, Janet (Koch) Kasper, he leaves a daughter, Deborah Manning, her husband, Neil Manning, and their children Ella and Audrey Manning, of South Windsor, Connecticut; and a sister, Carolyn (Sally) LaBonte of Gardner.

Visiting hours will be at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, John Lawrence Chapel, 3778 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills tomorrow, starting at 10 AM, with a service at noon. Interment will be private.

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