Edward Henry Tepper, 85
Edward Henry Tepper, 85, of Granby, beloved husband for 59 years of Ruth Alberta
(Stevens) Tepper, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016, in Granby.
Born in New York City, NY on September 30, 1931, son of the late Edward and Eva
(Hamelin) Tepper, he was raised in Washington, D.C. and was a graduate of Western
High School (1949). After high school, Edward continued his education at the Catholic
University of America and graduated in 1953 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and
later earned a Masters in Mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University while living in
After college, he took a position at Goodyear Atomic Energy Corporation in Waverly, OH
as a production processing engineer. He later worked for United Aircraft Products in
Dayton, OH as a project engineer and for Reaction Motors Division of Thiokol Chemical
Corporation as an analytical engineer in Rockaway, NJ before taking a position with
Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks as the Supervisor of Analytical Engineering in 1968.
Edward worked for Hamilton Standard for many years until his retirement. He worked on
the portable life support systems for NASA and was actively involved in Apollo flights and
the development and production of flight support of the space shuttle portable life support
He was an avid train collector and hobbyist and greatly enjoyed being a dealer at train
shows in the Northeast. He also was deeply involved in learning about antique
woodworking tools and other older items.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, John Michael Tepper of South Windsor and Joseph
Gregory Tepper of Otis, MA; a daughter, Anne T. Raisner of Waban, MA; and a brother,
Tom Tepper and his wife Joann of Sperryville, VA; nine grandchildren; and four great
He was predeceased by a son, Edward S. Tepper; a daughter, Susan Burke; and a
son-in-law, Adam Raisner.
Services will be held at a later date to be announced.