Topsfield — Ralph E. Preble, Jr., 88, of Topsfield, formerly of Andover, passed away at the home of his daughter on January 13, 2013.
Beloved husband of the late, Beverly (Baker) Preble; survived by sons, Hilton J. Preble of Andover, Stevan T. Preble of Garner, N.C.; and daughter, Nancy Preble Barrett of Topsfield; grandchildren, Alexandra and Brooks Barrett.
Life long member of Boy Scouts, Army World War II veteran, town Civil Engineer for Ipswich and Andover followed by 40 year career with Camp Dresser and McKee (CDM) in Boston. He traveled the globe as groundwater specialist for CDM visiting over 52 countries.
ARRANGEMENTS: Private burial will be held.