Anthonius Boom

Obituary of Anthonius Boom

Boom, Anthonius J. “Ton” of Burlington, February 16, 2009. Born in the Netherlands, he was the son of the late Dirk Karel Boom, M.D. & Maria Carolina Boom of the Bender piano family. He immigrated to the United States in 1957 and dedicated his life to the advancement of science in both the high tech and medical fields. He was the first technician to implant boron into silicon wafers at High Voltage Engineering in Burlington, creating a manufacturing paradigm shift that lead to the genesis of the semi conductor industry. His career culminated with the invention of a miniature x-ray probe used to generate radiation from the center of solid tumors, minimizing radiation exposure to the rest of body. A keen observer of all things living, Ton was happiest enjoying the simplicity of nature and being surrounded by his family. He was an avid hiker, skier, photographer, birdwatcher and aviation enthusiast. His love for history, books and intellectual discussions entertained his friends and loved one for decades. Ton is survived by his sisters Elberdina “Puck” Offringa, Frederika Cornelia “Frie” Boom both of the Netherlands & Suzanna Roos of Burlington, his nieces and nephews Eric, Daniele, Tim & Julie Roos, Marjolein & Huub Arendse, Henk Doll & Anja Stokkers, Dirk, Mol & Tets Offringa, his grand nieces and nephews Jan, Camille, Julian, Jacob, Bethany & Jasper, as well as the entire extended Roos family. He will be missed greatly by all he touched. Ton, My Brother Let go, my soul, who walked with you in early days Let go, my heart, who shared your life in many ways Make wings of brotherhood to fly with ease When thermals lift him to a land of peace Look on: he's shining now with lustrous light As he is slowly disappearing out of sight And know: he reached his final destiny Where The Almighty loves him in eternity Let go, my soul, who walked with you in early days Let go, my heart, live only by your memories. F.C. Boom Services for Ton will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in his name may be made to The Walden Woods Project, 44 Baker Farm Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Arrangements under the direction of the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral home, BURLINGTON.
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