Lenox, Mass. — Thomas Auger, 90, of 235 Walker Street, Kimball Farms Retirement Community, died Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013, at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center.
Born in Spokane, Wash., July 22, 1922, he attended local schools and was appointed to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., graduating with the class of 1946.
Mr. Auger served in the Navy submarine service for 22 years, achieving the rank of Captain, and was Commanding Officer of two submarines, the USS Char and the USS Chub.
He retired from the Navy in 1968 and went to work in ASW Systems Division with the GE Naval Ordnance Department in Pittsfield. After retiring from General Electric, he volunteered much of his time and talents teaching computer skills to students at Morris Elementary School in Lenox. In recognition of his efforts the Thomas Auger Technology Lab was named in his honor.
Mr. Auger and his wife enjoyed volunteering as ushers each summer for the BSO concerts at Tanglewood.
He and his wife of 60 years, Adrienne L. Auger, had made their home in Lenox since 1975.
Besides his wife of Lenox he is survived by their four children, Benjamin C. Auger, Jeffrey T. Auger, Amy E. Nickerson, and Matthew E. Auger; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Thomas Auger of Lenox will Be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Church on the Hill, 55 Main Street, next to Lilac Park, in Lenox. Burial will be Monday morning, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Lenox.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Church on the Hill in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240