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Hans F.R. Ohlin, 94, passed away Friday April 4th, 2014 at his home in Harvard, MA. He was the husband of Natalie Ohlin. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts the son of Carl and Lina Ohlin. He grew up in Belmont and completed his education at the Kents Hill School in Maine. He served in World War II as an Army Ordinance Technician in the Pacific Theater repairing anti-aircraft equipment. After being discharged in 1946 he worked in the elevator repair business in the Boston area. He purchased property in Harvard in 1948 for his parent's to reside in before he moved to Barrington, Rhode Island to work in the insurance business. In 1963 he moved his family to Harvard to care for his mother after his father's passing.
He worked several years as a heating system service technician in the Acton area working for the Baker-Whitney and Bursaw Oil Companies. For a number of years he served as a Harvard special police officer as well as a member of Harvard's Conservation Commission. He was a devoted supporter of the Kents Hill School which meant so much to him. Over the years he had his share of adventures canoeing Maine's Allagash River, cycling, hiking in the White Mountains, sailing along the Maine & Massachusetts coasts as well as touring the Panama Canal, Switzerland and Sweden.
Mr. Ohlin is survived by his wife Natalie of Harvard, his daughter Karen Ohlin and her husband Ted Jasnos of Clinton, MA, his son Richard and his wife Sharon of Harvard, granddaughter Kristin and her husband Jeremy Parker of North Chelmsford, MA. He felt blessed to have lived long enough to see his great granddaughter Grace Parker who was born in August of 2012.
In keeping with his wishes there will be a private graveside service for family and friends to be held at a later date at Harvard's Bellevue Cemetery.