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Miriam L. 'Mim' Regan

Miriam L. "Mim" Regan, 78, of Intervale, died on March 30, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a short illness. She was born in East Boston, Mass., the daughter of Cornelius and Louise Leary Regan.

Ms. Regan lived in Winthrop, Mass. for 15 years prior to moving to Intervale in 1978. She graduated from the Boston Academy of Notre Dame, class of 1937, and Regis College, class of 1941. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Education at State College in Boston, Mass. in 1950. Ms. Regan was a U.S.O. Club Director in San Diego, Calif. during World War II, and worked as a home economics teacher in the Boston, Mass. school system for over 30 years. She was also a past president of the Boston Home Economics Teacher's Association.

She was a former member of the Massa-Schussers Ski Club in Glen for 20 years, and a member of the North Conway Country Club for over 25 years, as well as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. She was an avid golfer and skier.

Her family includes two brothers, Donald A. Regan of Winthrop, Mass. and Herbert G. Regan of Westwood, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway. Donations in Ms. Regan's memory may be made to the North Conway Library, North Conway, NH 03860 or to the Our Lady of the Mountains Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, North Conway, NH 03860.

Doris Tait Mann

Doris Tait Mann, 76, of Tamworth, died March 31, 1999 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro. She was born in Medford, Mass. where she attended local schools. Doris later graduated from beautician school in Boston, Mass. before moving to North Reading, Mass. where she lived for 23 years with her late husband, James Mann.

Mrs. Mann moved to Tamworth in 1971. She loved crafts and was a member of the Bearcamp Valley Sportsman Club, Tamworth.

Her family includes a daughter, Karren Johnson of Tamworth; four grandchildren, Tammy Johnson of Rochester, Kim Johnson of Tamworth, Kriste Johnson of Rochester and Glenn E. Johnson, Jr. of Tamworth.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Reed Cemetery, Tamworth.

Donations in Mrs. Mann's memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 or the Tamworth Community Nurses Association, Tamworth, NH 03886.

Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home of Center Ossipee.

Roger Freeman French

Roger Freeman French, formerly of Wellesley, Mass., died suddenly on March 18, 1999.
He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with high distinction in 1944, and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1950.

During World War II, he was Radar and Communications Officer, Lieut. j.g. on the submarine Redfish.

His engineering career spanned several generations and included patented inventions in the microwave and solar energy fields. While at Raytheon, he developed microwave applications for home use. He continued to develop microwave cooking technology at Servodyne, a corporation he founded. Later in his career, he developed a completely passive solar hot water system.

Taking early retirement, he devoted himself to environmental issues. His foremost accomplishment was leading the successful effort to protect the Wildcat River in Jackson as a nationally designated wild and Scenic River. Mr. French lived in Jackson for a number of years. He served as an active member of numerous environmental organizations, including the Wildcat River Advisory Committee, the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, and the Hanover, N.H. Conservation Commission, as well as chairing the Jackson Conservation Commission.

Mr. French was also a member of SCORE in the upper valley of New Hampshire and North Conway, where he was chair.

His family includes his wife, three children, and three grandchildren. Burial will take place at the family grave in Albany, New York.

Russell A. Wagstaff

Russell A. Wagstaff, 77, of North Conway, died on March 25, 1999 at the Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida following a sudden illness. He was born in Needham, Mass. and was the son of Joseph and Lillian MacWilliams Wagstaff.

Mr. Wagstaff grew up in Dover, Mass. and lived in Squantum, Mass. for 19 years, Hingham, Mass. for 7-8 years, and in Bedford for 18 years prior to moving to North Conway in 1996. From 1948-1959, he was a partner in establishing the former Smalley and Wagstaff of Boston, Mass., a wool brokerage firm, after which he was Vice President and General Manager of European Engineering Corp., an automobile dealership in Belmont, Mass. from 1959-1961. Mr. Wagstaff also worked as a sales representative, first for Premier Dental Products in Norriston, Pa. from 1961-1966, and then for S.S. White Dental Products International of Philadelphia, Pa. from which he retired.

He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran of World War II, a member and former commander of the Boston, Mass. Wool Trade American Legion Post, and an avid golfer and bridge player.

His family includes his wife of 50 years, Jane Larson Wagstaff of North Conway; a son, Mark Wagstaff of Conway; two grandchildren, Erik Wagstaff of Orford and Nicole Wrobleski of Conway; a brother, Joseph R. Wagstaff of Hingham, Mass.; a sister, Emily A. Wagstaff of North Hollywood, Calif.; and his niece and nephew.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Conway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wesley E. Palmer officating. Burial will be in the Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, in Quincy, Mass. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway. Donations may be sent to the North Conway Fire Department, P.O. Box 218, North Conway, NH, 03860.

Emrik E. Nylund

Emrik E. Nylund, 95, died peacefully at home on March 24, 1999. He lived with his daughter, Karen Gibson, in Bartlett. He was born June 11, 1903 and emigrated from Harkmeri, Finland in 1927.

He firste settled in western Canada, where he worked in mining and logging camps before coming to the U.S. in 1940. He married Dorothy Platt in 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, where they lived for 47 years. He worked for Burroughs Corporation for many years and retired in 1968.

Emrik was noted for his sense of humor, positive outlook on life, and kindness to the people around him.

\He was predeceased by his wife in 1994. His family includes a son, Eric Nylund of Bayfield, Colorado; a daughter, Karen Gibson of Bartlett; and a granddaughter, Cori Nyland-Southern of Red Hook, New York.

A private memorial service with the Rev. Susan Jepson will be held at Karen Gibson's home on Sunday, March 28. Contributions can be made to local organizations which provide services to enable elderly people to remain in their homes.

Beulah M. Blake

Beulah M. Blake, 86, of Bridgton, Maine, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton, following a lifelong battle against asthma.
She was born in Brownfield, Maine on August 22, 1912, the daughter of George and Nettie Lord Walker. She graduated from the old Bean Memorial High School in Brownfield and hairdressing school in Portland.

For many years Mrs. Blake commuted from Fryeburg to Bridgton where she was a beautician at Marion's Beauty Parlor. She continued working there after she and her husband moved from Fryeburg to Bridgton in 1941. In 1951 she opened her own beauty salon at her home in North High Street and retired in 1977. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, fishing with her husband, and playing card games.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Clifford Blake, in 1997.
Her family includes two daughters, Judith Blake of Bridgton, Maine, Elizabeth Benway of South Freeport, Maine; two grandchildren, Christopher and Cathryn Benway; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield, Maine, with the Rev. Fred Lee officiating.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory for the purchase of an oxymeter for the use in the Bridgton area, Communty Health Services, 107 South High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.

Arrangements are by the Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Mary Teresa Farrell

Mary Teresa Farrell, 66, died at her home in Glen on March 18, 1999, as a result of a battle with skin cancer.

She was born February 6, 1933 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of the late Denis and Margaret Harrington. She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, Mass. and had lived in Rhode Island, Colorado, California and Arizona. She was one of the founders of Wentworth Ladies Golf League, and was an avid traveler. She had visited China, Australia, Europe, Kenya, Russia and South America. She worked as an administrator in the New Port Mesa School District.

Her family includes her husband of 45 years, John Farrell; a daughter, Deborah J. Murray of Cosa Mesa, California; three grandchildren, Kristen, Sarah and John Murray; and a sister, Florence Lauretti of Danvers, Mass.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Mountains, North Conway on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. As a member of the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, her ashes will be placed at the Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery in Oceanside, Calif. where a service will be held on Sunday, April 18. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Children's Health Center, P.O. Box 904, North Conway, NH 03860.

Richard Marston Stimpson

Richard Marston Stimpson, 87, owner and operator for many years of the Intervale Ski Area and former tennis pro at the Hyannisport Club, died on Tuesday, March 23, 1999.
He was born in 1912 in Brockton, Mass. the second of three children born to Alvah Stimpson of Belfast, Maine and Mary Fox of Galway, Ireland.

In 1936 he graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration. He opened the Intervale Ski Area in 1947, which soon became a favorite destination with a loyal following.

In 1954, he married Priscilla Williams of Yarmouthport, Mass. Together with their two children, they migrated between the ski area and Cape Cod, where Dick was a tennis professional for thirty years at the Hyannisport Club. He was an inspiration to, and loved by, the children and adults who passed under his tutelage.

In the spring of 1969, he closed the ski business and returned to Cape Cod on a year-round basis to devote his time to tennis instruction. With his retirement nine years later, the family moved permanently back to Intervale, taking up residence in the renovated "warming hut."

Dick was an outdoorsman and artist throughout his life. Pastels and pen and ink were his preferred media; his favorite subjects were lighthouses, barns and houses of Cape Cod, New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. His work was shown and sold through the private sector.

His family includes his wife of 44 years, Priscilla, of Intervale; a daughter, Lisa, of New York City; a son, Rich and his wife, Lisa of Intervale; and a brother, Bill, of Brockton, Mass.

Private services will be held at a later date. The family encourages that donations be made in his memory to the United States Tennis Association Tennis Foundation, Inc., 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY, 10604-3602 or to the Bartlett Junior Ski Program, c/o Eastern Slope Ski Club, P.O. Box 348, North Conway, NH 03860.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway.

Ida J. Eldridge

Ida J. Eldridge, 95, of Tamworth, died March 17, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born in Freedom and had lived in Ossipee for most of her life. Mrs. Eldridge was employed as a cook for Jack Hill at the Center Ossipee Inn for several years. She moved to Tamworth more than 50 years ago. Ida was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, and well known for making dolls to sell to the public.

She was the widow of the late Lester A. Eldridge.

Her family includes her family, Roland R. Eldridge of Tamworth; Eleanor M. Rhines of West Ossipee; Violet D. Sheppard of Tamworth; Scott C. Eldridge of Tamworth; and Eva M. Emerson of Tamworth; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the Chocorua Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Billings Children Trust, c/o Bank of New Hampshire, P.O. Box 234, West Ossipee, NH 03890.

William W. Vassiliades

William W. Vassiliades, 47, of Redstone, died on March 16, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a sudden illness. He was born in Hartford, Conn., and was the son of Philip and Anita Smith Vassiliades.

Mr. Vassiliades lived in Vermont for several years prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1989. He was a car salesman in New Hampshire and Vermont for several years. He graduated from Burlington (Vermont) High School and attended Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

His family includes his wife, Nancy Desjardins-Vassiliades of Redstone; a son, Jonathon W. Vassiliades of Redstone; his mother, Anita Haskins of South Burlington, Vt.; four sisters, Althea Lynn Vassiliades of North Conway, Aleata Laura Reynolds of Rochester, N.Y., Wilhelmina Rose Kirk of Burlington, Vt. and Philamenia Maude Haskins Reynolds of East Rochester, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery in North Conway, in late spring. Visiting hours will be Friday, from 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway. Donations in Mr. Vassiliades' memory may be made to the Cranmore Race Team, Attn: Karen Dolan, P.O. Box 1640, North Conway, NH 03860

Percy J. Sharpe

Percy J. Sharpe, 88, of Twin Mountain, died at the Littleton Regional Hospital on Friday, March 12 after a short illness. He was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass., son of Percy and Clara Warren Sharpe.

He worked for many years as a self-employed dental technician in Needham, Mass., prior to his retirement. Percy moved to Twin Mountain in 1971. He was a member of the Allopo Temple Lodge of Shriners of Needham, Mass.

His family includes his wife, Dorothy Coleman Sharpe, of Twin Mountains; two sons, Allen Sharpe of Marshfield, Mass. and Paul Sharpe of Hudson; a daughter, Nancy L. Sharp of Westford, Mass.; two step-daughters, Ruth Abbott of Conway and Donna Iovino of Hooksett; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Caroline Borger of Jamaica Plain, Mass.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred, in 1978.

A memorial service will be held at the Sugar Hill Community Church, Sugar Hill, on April 10 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Golden officiating. Burial will take place in Park Street Cemetery, Whitefield, later in the spring. Those who wish to make donations in his memory may make them to: Littleton Area Hospice, c/o North Country Home Health Agency, Cottage St., Littleton, NH 03561.

Arrangements are by the Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel.

Paul Johnson Newlon

Paul Johnson Newlon, 83, of Lewisboro, New York, died March 12, 1999 at his home.

He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, son of Paul J. and Nettie Groves Newlon, and graduated from Amherst College and Yale Law School. In 1940 he married Marjorie Gordon Smith, daughter of the late Augustus H. and Josephine A. Smith of Fryeburg, who predeceased him.

He was a partner in the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison in New York City. After his retirement he became a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

For many years Mr. Newlon was a summer resident of Lovell, Maine.

His family includes his wife of 25 years, Suzanne Farrell Newlon, of Palm Beach Gardens and Lewisboro; his daughter, Joan Radner, of Lovell, Maine and Washington, D.C.; his stepchildren, Joan Alexander, Geoffrey Dodge, and James Mapes Dodge III; and his grandsons, Joshua Radner of Denver, Colo., and Jack Radner of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to The Lovell Historical Society Heritage Center, P.O. Box 166, Lovell, ME 04051.

Evelyn Haring Ewing

Evelyn Haring Ewing, 83, of Tamworth, died March 10, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born in Pennsburg, Pa. and had lived in Newtown Square, Pa. for many years. She and her husband Eugene owned and operated a family-owned convenience store there. She retired in 1980 and moved to Tamworth in 1988.

She was a member of the Ellacoya Chapter OES 43 of Meredith. Mrs. Ewing was also very active with the Moultonbor Methodist Church and as a volunteer with many organizations.

Her family includes two sons, Robert Ewing of Cape Vincent, New York and Lawrence Ewing of Tamworth; three grandchildren; a brother, Lester Haring; and a sister Winifred Walker of Green Lane, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Moultonboro Methodist Church, Moultonboro. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Bromall, Pa. at a later date.

Donations in Mrs. Ewing's memory may be made to the Gibson Center, North Conway, NH 03860 or the Tamworth Nurses Association, Tamworth.

Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee.

Clyde D. Reed

Clyde D. Reed, 69, of Kearsarge, died on March 11, 1999 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

He was born May 13, 1929 in Boston, the son of the late Clyde W. and Bertha Martin Reed. He moved to Kearsarge from Foxboro, Mass. in August, 1998.

Mr. Reed served in the U.S. Navy, and was a free-lance photographer associated with Roberts and Porter of Boston and AGFA Gaevart of New Jersey. He was a member of St. Alban's Lodge of Foxboro, Mass., a member of the Wickford, R.I., Attleboro, Mass. and Mt. Washington Valley Arts Associations.

He was also a member of the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and the Boston Photographers Collaborative.

His family includes a daughter, Susan Laramee of Greenwich, Rhode Island; a son, David M. Reed of Plantation, Florida; two brothers, Alan Reed and Thomas Reed; five sisters, Gloria Williams, Laura Bradley, Doris Smith, Jean Bell, and Ann Marie Troy; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey Strang Reed.

There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Foxboro, Mass., tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas J. Reilly officiating. Donations in Mr. Reed's memory may be made to the Shriners Burn Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Doris Aurore Pattison

Doris Aurore Pattison, 82 of Tamworth, died on March 11, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway.

She was born March 4, 1917 in Laconia, daughter of the late Joseph and Rena Beaule Truchon. She has lived in Tamworth for the past 12 years, previously living in Missouri.
Mrs. Pattison worked as a dance teacher for many years. After retirement, she and her late husband, William Pattison, traveled for several years.

She was a member of St. Andrews-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church and a member of the St. Andrews Women's Guild. She loved arts and crafts, and music.

Her family includes a sister, Margueritte White of Center Ossipee; two nephews and their wives, Leslie H. and Nancy Tilton of Tamworth, and Armand and Janet Truchon of East Andover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Pattison in 1997, and by a son, Eric Currier.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew's-In-The-Valley Church in Tamworth. Following cremation, burial will be in the spring.

Donations in Mrs. Pattison's memory may be made to the Community Food Pantry at St. Andrew's-In-The-Valley. Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.

Robin Elizabeth Jones Coyne

Robin Elizabeth Jones Coyne, 43, of Canton, North Carolina, died on Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at Mission St. Joseph's Health System.

She was the daughter of Heber Ken and Muriel Edge Jones of Bellingham, Mass., and lived for a time in the Mount Washington Valley. She had resided in Haywood County, North Carolina for the past 15 years. A graduate of Haywood Community College, she was a machinist.

Her family includes her parents; her two sons, James Coyne of Louisville, Kentucky and Thomas Coyne of Canton, N.C.; and a sister, Yvonne Staples of Bellingham, Mass.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Haywood County, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.

Arrangements are by Crawford/Ray Funeral Home.

Mora H. Clemons

Mora H. Clemons, 68, of North Conway, died on March 11, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a sudden illness. She was born in Lewiston, Maine, and was the daughter of Willard and Dorothy Pulsifer Conant.

Mrs. Clemons grew up in Buckfield, Maine, and lived in Manchester for 15 years prior to moving to the Mount Washington Valley in 1968. She worked for Sylvania Electric in Manchester, for five years, and Dunkin' Donuts in North Conway in the 1980s. Mrs. Clemons was also a member of the Mount Washington Valley Stompers, in Conway, and an active bowler.

Her family includes four daughters, Candace Snow of Litchfield, Maine, Sandra Smith of Augusta, Maine, Dorothy M. King of Madison, and Nancy L. Tilton of North Conway; a son, Randall J. Cushman of Wells, Maine; nine grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Scribner of Norway, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bartlett Union Congregational Church, with the Rev. George Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours will be Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Marjorie M. Wakefield

Marjorie M. Wakefield, 95, of Glen, died on March 8, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness. She was born in Bartlett, the daughter of William and Rebecca Allan Kittredge.

Mrs. Wakefield was a lifelong resident of Mount Washington Valley. She worked for the 5&10 in North Conway for several years, and received the Boston Post Cane in Bartlett in 1998.

Her family includes her son, Donald A. Wakefield of Glen; two granddaughters, Nancy A. Johnson of Albany and Michelle E. Wakefield of Conway; two great-grandchildren, Kristina and Matthew Johnson, both of Albany; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Donald H. Wakefield, predeceased her in 1960.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. David Lloyd officiating. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery, in the late spring. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Urban W. 'Herb' Travers

Urban W. "Herb" Travers, 7 of Kearsarge, died on March 3, 1999 at the Manchester V.A. Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and was the son of John and Mary Travers.

Mr. Travers moved to Kearsarge in 1971. He was a U.S. Army Ranger in World War II, captured in Anzio, Italy, and held as a POW by the Germans for 18 months. He was a nurse at the Providence (R.I.) V.A. Hospital and a self-employed real estate agent. He had also been an insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance Company and Combined Insurance Company, until his retirement in 1986, and he owned and operated Mountain View Lodge in Kearsarge.

He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, and a lector and usher at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway.

His family includes his wife, Arlene C. Travers of Kearsarge; four daughters, Cheryl A. Horton of Bristol, R.I., Cynthia D. Deluca of Narragansett, R.I., Claudia J. "Corky" Leonard of Freedom, and Meribeth C. Bragg of Madison; a son, Gregory J. Travers of East Greenwich, R.I.; 15 grandchildren; and four sisters in Rhode Island.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veteran's Cemetery in the late spring.

Donations in Mr. Travers' memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chair, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838.

Thomas Cummings Randall

Thomas Cummings Randall, 78 of North Conway, died March 1, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

He was born February 28, 1921, the son of the late Thomas and Sarah Soule Randall, in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

His family includes his wife of 50 years, Ruth Ryans Randall, of North Conway; a son, Myles Laing Randall of Tampa, Florida; a daughter, Elizabeth Hruz of Fryeburg, Maine; and four grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of New Hamphire, 243 Hanover St., Manchester.

William F. Keohane

William F. Keohane, 83, of Raynahm, Mass. died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at Brockton Hospital, Brockton, Mass. He was the son of William and Catherine Barry Keohane.

Mr. Keohane was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was employed as a Night Supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service in Waymouth, Mass., retiring in 1978.

His family includes his wife, Therese Crosby Keohane of Raynham; his children, Eileen M. and Stephen Hall of Raynham, Mass. and James F. and Eileen Keohane of Conway; and four grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, Mass. Funeral services will be held in St. Ann's Church, Raynham, Mass. at 10 .m. Thursday.

Donations in Mr. Keohane's memory may be made to St. Ann's Church Organ Fund, 660 North Main St., Raynham, Mass., or to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut St., Brocton, Mass. 02401.

Kenneth Fowler

Kenneth Fowler, 57, of Silver Lake, died March 8, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in Fryeburg, Maine, the son of Thelma Smith Eldridge.

He resided in the Conway and Madison area his whole life. He worked for 27 years as a salesman for the John Sherwood and Silver Lake Hardware Store.

He was an avid lover of bluegrass music and had held Wednesday night pickin' parties at his home for the past ten years.

His family includes his wife, Elva Rolfe Fowler; three daughters, Lisa Pater of Madison, Donna Fallen of Silver Lake, and Mary Cox of Madison; and seven grandchildren.

There will be no visiting hours. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at the Madison Baptist Church on Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m with the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Fowler's memory may be made to the Madison Baptist Church or the Madison Rescue Squad. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Wolfeboro and West Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

Quentin S. Dearman

Quentin S. Dearman, 80, of Madison, died February 28, 1999 at a Bangor, Maine hospital.

He was born in Knoxville, Pa., and lived most of his working life in Amherst, New York, retiring to Madision in 1979. He was a 1937 graduate of Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. and attended Syracuse University, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. For many years he was a volunteer for the Gibson Center in North Conway.

His family includes a son and daughter-in-law, James N. Dearman and Mary R. Cathcart of Orono, Maine; and a grandson, Everett J. Dearman, a student at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eugenia Gee Dearman.
Services and burial were held in Knoxville, Pa. on Saturday, March 6. Donations in his memory may be made to the Gibson Center Nutrition Program, P.O. Box 655, North Conway, NH 03860.

Chester R. Gilpatrick

Chester R. Gilpatrick, 65, of North Conway, died on March 1, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in Hiram, Maine, and was the son of Clifford and Eula Trueworthy Gilpatrick.

Mr. Gilpatrick grew up in Fryeburg, Maine, and had lived in the Conway area since 1960. He worked at the former Fryeburg Academy Farm, the N.H.D.O.T. as a wingman during the winter, and during the summer, for the U.S. Forest Service out of the Saco Ranger Station for many years. Mr. Gilpatrick showed cattle for the Davis family for over 20 years at, and was a lifelong member of, the Fryeburg Fair.

His family includes his companion, Judith A. Pike of Conway; his daughter, Nora G. Martindale of Center Conway; two granddaughters, Claire M. Martindale and Kristin A. Martindale, both of Center Conway; one aunt and several cousins. His son, Chester R. Gilpatrick, Jr. predeceased him in 1970.

A memorial service will be held at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Pojen Lee officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery later in the spring.

Donations in Mr. Gilpatrick's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Assocation, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.


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