1928 – 2014

NORWAY — George Benjamin Flint Jr. passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, March 28, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

George was born on Dec. 23, 1928, in Eliot. He attended Kittery public schools and graduated with honors from Traip Academy in 1946. He continued his education at Phillips Exeter Academy, the University of New Hampshire and the Indiana Institute of Technology, where he obtained degrees in electrical and electronics engineering. This education was interrupted by two years of U.S. Army service at the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., from 1951 to 1953.

In 1949, while attending UNH, he participated with his family in founding “The Shoreliner” magazine, which became the “New Hampshire Profiles” magazine. After graduation from IIT in 1956, he joined RCA in the Advanced Development Group in Camden, N.J. His RCA employment proceeded to cover many technical disciplines and research programs directed principally to military applications. He was active in projects involving missile re-entry through the Earth’s atmosphere, re-entry vehicle and space object tracking by ground-based and shipboard radar systems and most recently the development of the U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Shipboard Combat System.

While at RCA, he worked part-time in medical electronics. As president of Medimetric Associates, he was a pioneer in the use of the diagnostic ultrasound. George retired from formal employment in 1990 to pursue his love of creative writing, reading, working outside in the garden and catching the occasional fish. He and his wife, Joan, moved from Cinnaminson, N.J., to Norway in 1993.

George is survived by his wife, the former Joan Mary Sarrasin, of Portsmouth, N.H.; two sons; and four grandchildren. George and Joan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 11. His son Christopher Michael and wife, Lori, and their children, Kellsie and Christopher II, live in Rye, N.H. His son Eric Benjamin and his children, Emily and Ethan, currently live in New Jersey. His parents, George and Helena; and his sister, Justine Flint Georges, predeceased him.

A very special thank-you goes out to all the very special employees at the Maine Veterans’ Home and Stephens Memorial Hospital.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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