Harry A. Ainsworth

Sept. 4, 2015

Harry A. Ainsworth, PE, (BS MECH EGR ’53) of Sudbury, Mass., died Aug. 31 following a stroke. He was 84. 

He was born April 17, 1931, in Grand Ledge, Mich., to the late Harry and Pauline Ainsworth. 

He attended Michigan State University and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1953. He was a Spartan fan for life.

Designing power-generating facilities was his passion, and his career included working at Commonwealth Associates in Jackson; Charles T. Main and Parsons Power Group in Boston; Cereba Power Engineers, and he was an  independent consultant. 

A professional engineer, Ainsworth was well respected in his field, and the recipient of numerous awards. He had opportunities to participate and lead national and international projects. He was a member of ASME for his entire career and a dedicated member of the ASME Power Piping Section Committee and Standards Committee from 1970 until his death. 

Ainsworth was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. 

He and his wife, Mary, were married for 62 years. 

He is survived by wife Mary; son Marcus Ainsworth (Janet) of Clinton, Mass.; daughter Teresa Todd (Al) of Annapolis; son Harry D. Ainsworth (Diana) of Wakefield, Mass.:  seven grandchildren; and one great grandson.

A celebration of his life was Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, One Morse Road, in Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer International or to Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger.


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