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Ernest C. "Joe" Gerry Jr.

Ernest C. "Joe" Gerry Jr., 77, of Fryeburg, Maine, died Tuesday at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris, Maine. He was born in Westbrook, Maine, the son of Ernest and Flora Berry Gerry. He grew up in Lovell, Maine and graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1941, and went one year to Gorham Normal School.

He joined the U.S. Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, where he was captured by the Germans in St. Vith. Because of lack of prison space, for four months he was forced to march from place to place, on what is now called the German Death March.

He worked his whole life in sales as parts and service manager for several car dealerships, including LaCasce Garage in Fryeburg, Frunzi Motors in North Conway for 25 years, Riens Garage and Macdonald Motors. 
He lived in East Conway for 31 years, and had lived in Fryeburg for the past 20 years. He was former president of the Center Conway PTA, he was on the Conway School Board, past member of the Delta Lodge of Masons, Past Patron of Pythagorean Chaper OES, Past Commander of the Fryeburg American Legion, and a member of the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW. He was an avid gun collector, hunter and sportsman.

His family includes his wife of 56 years, Betty Shirley Gerry; a son, Robert E. Gerry, both of Fryeburg; a brother, Delbert Gerry of Everett, Wash.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Charles, and by a sister, Lola Gerry Andrews.

On Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Delta Lodge of Masons and Fryeburg American Legion will conduct a graveside service at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 a.m. at the Fryeburg Congregational Church with the Rev. William Gardner officiating. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to the Maine Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Edna Hutchins Trefry

Edna Hutchins Trefry, 71, of Center Ossipee, died on June 29, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway. She was born in Tamworth and graduated from Tamworth High School. She later moved to Lynn, Mass., where she raised her family before moving back to Ossipee 13 years ago.

While living in Lynn, Mass., she had worked as a nurse's aide at a local hospital.

Her family includes her husband of 52 years, Ralph M. Trefry of Center Ossipee; three sons, Ralph M. Trefry Jr., Ernest Trefry, and Wayne Trefry, all of Ossipee; a daughter, Elizabeth Little of Acton, Maine; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Paul Hutchins Sr. and Donald Hutchins, both of Tamworth; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Tamworth.

Robin A. Weeks

Robin A. Weeks, 57, of Scarborough, Maine and Bartlett, died unexpectedly on June 23, 1999 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

He was born in Bloomington, Ind., a son of Thomas and Alice Corn Weeks, and graduated from Winchester, Mass., High School. He attended Lehigh University and graduated from Boston University. Mr. Weeks obtained his M.B.A. from Whittemore College, a division of the University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Weeks worked briefly for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey, and then entered Officer Candidate School for the U.S. Army. He received a commission, and served over four years in the army in Germany and Vietnam, leaving the service with the rank of captain.

He then moved to Maine where he went to work for UNUM. He was employed for UNUM for 30 years, and was due to retire later this summer.

Mr. Weeks enjoyed woodworking and designing and building model boats. He recently had applied and been accepted to Landing Boat Building School in Arundel, Maine. He enjoyed music, cross-country skiing, his pet cats, golf, and reading. Mr. Weeks also enjoyed spending time with his family at their vacation home in Bartlett, where he had served as secretary of the Bartlett Place Condo Association.

Mr. Weeks had been involved with the Boy Scouts of America, the Scarborough Lions Club, where he served as president and member of the board of directors, and had recently become involved with Habitat for Humanity.

His family includes his mother, of Scarborough, Maine; his wife of 30 years, Julianne Jerzylo Weeks of Scarborough; a son, Timothy Weeks of Saco, Maine; a daughter, Stacey Weeks of Greenfield, Wis.; and a brother, Barry Weeks, of Groton, Mass.

There will be no visiting hours. A celebration of Mr. Weeks' life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine. Rev. T. Lee Burns and Rev. James Morrison will officiate. A reception will follow a the parish center. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Week's memory may be made to the Robin A. Weeks Landing School Boat Building Scholarship, c/o. Maine Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 6835, 439 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME 04070. Arrangements are by the Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, Scarborough, Maine.

George G. Mair

George G. Mair, 81, of Lovell, Maine, died on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at his home. He was born in Boston, the son of William and Mary McDonald Mair, and graduated from Lynn English High School.

During World War II, he served with the Merchant Marines. He spent his whole working life with the Bakers Local Union 45 and worked in several bakeries in Mass. 
He was a member of the Lynn Volunteer Yacht Club. Mr. Mair moved to Lovell 14 years ago, and was a member of the Lovell United Church of Christ.

His family includes two sons, George D. Mair of Brockton, Mass., and Douglas R. Mair of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Isabel Taugue of Saugus, Mass.; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene Frye Mair, in 1995, and by a son, David Mair, in 1992.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18 at the Lovell United Church of Christ. Donations in Mr. Mair's memory may be made to the Lovell United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 208, Center Lovell, ME, 04016.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Fred A. Gould

Fred A. Gould, 74, died unexpectedly Friday, June 25, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Fryeburg Harbor, the son of Holmes and Lena Watson Gould, and he graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1941. He was a World War II Army airforce veteran and served as a power turret gunsight specialist and instructor. He worked for the CN Brown Lumber Company for some years before he owned and operated his own saw mill.

In 1967, he became Fryeburg's first and only police officer. In 1972, he became police chief, a position he held for 15 years before retiring in 1987.

His hobby was breeding and raising race horses, which he did for many years. He was a member of the Americn Legion and Pythagorean Lodge of Masons. He enjoyed his family, friends, his garden and dogs.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn Kiesman Gould; two sons, David A. Gould and Stephen F. Gould, both of Fryeburg; one daughter, Patricia A. Bove, of Portland; one sister, Miriam Mulherin, of Fryeburg; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was pre-deceased by a brother, Harold, and by a grandson, Wade Baker.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Fryeburg New Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Fryeburg New Church, 4 Oxford Street, Fryeburg, or to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

Hugh P. Donohue

Hugh P. Donohue, 69, of North Conway, died June 25, 1999, at Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation in North Conway following a brief illness.

He was born in New York City, NY, and was the son of Hugh and Bridget (Cody) Donohue.
He grew up in Manhattan, NY, and then lived in Meredith for a short time before moving to Mount Washington Valley in the early 1970s. He graduated from Xavier High School in New York City, class of 1948, and Fordham Business School, class of 1953.
He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and observed Operation Glory (the repatriation of 50,000 veterans). He also served 10 years in the Reserves, attaining the rank of captain.

Mr. Donohue set up offices for the Royal Globe Insurance Group from 1955-60; did personnel work with American Express from 1960-64; had an extensive career in the health-care field; and was assistant comptroller at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center from 1964-70. He also owned and operated the Red Jack Gift Shop from 1970-80, and following retirement worked part time at Shaw's in North Conway for seven years.
The family includes his brother, James J. Donohue, of Cork, Ireland; his sister, Mrs. Helen Spontak, of Mahopac Falls, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and nine nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in the Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Lila A. Chandler

Lila A. Chandler, 82, of Glen, died on June 25, 1999 at her home, following a short illness. She was born in Jackson, and was the daughter of Grover and Sadie Burke Garland.

Mrs. Chandler lived on Dundee Road in Intervale until the age of 17, at which time she married Robert R. Chandler and moved to their home on Jericho Road in Glen. This is where she raised their ten children, as well as most of the other children in town who were at her house almost as much as they were at their own. She lived her life for children, and had 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Lila graduated from Bartlett High School, class of 1934. Over the years, she was a chambermaid for various local motels, hotels, inns and ski clubs. Lila enjoyed going for long rides and seeing the changes in our countryside over the years, as well as stopping at any and all yard sales and vegetable stands throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Most of alll, she will be remembered for working hard and enjoying life.

Her family includes her companion, Clarence E. Tuttle of Glen; six daughters, Yvonne R. Hatfield of Bremerton, Wash., Mary L. Hall of Glen, Edie R. Labbe of Intervale, Joanne M. Lufkin of Glen, Judy A. Chandler of Intervale, and Jeanne Chandler of Glen; four sons, Derrill O. Chandler of Glen, Michael W. Chandler of Glen, Lloyd W. Chandler of Bartlett, and Ralph W. Chandler of Glen; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda M. Gardner of Glen; a brother, Grover W. Garland Jr. of Intervale; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert R. Chandler, in 1958.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Glen Community Baptist Church with the Rev. William Stockhaus, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Novak officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Donations in Lila's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860.

Katharine Damon Reed

Katharine Damon Reed, 82, died peacefully on June 20, 1999 at her home in Kearsarge after a brief illness. Born at home in Malden, Mass., on July 30, 1916, "Kay" was the second of five children born to Frances Shove Damon and Harry F. Damon.

Kay graduated from Abbot Academy in 1933 and the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. In 1936 she came to the Eastern Slope region towork for Carroll Reed, founder and director of the Eastern Slope Ski School in Jackson. Kay was returning to an area she had grown to love in her early years, as her family had spent many winters at the Russell Cottages in Kearsarge, and many summers in Tamworth at the family farm. Kay and Carroll were married in December, 1937 and lived in Jackson until relocating to their Kearsarge home in 1941. They had been married for 57 years at the time of Carroll's death in 1995.

In addition to raising a family, Kay worked with her husband at Carroll Reed Ski Shops, assuming many different roles as the business expanded, including working with dozens of women in the valley who designed and knitted magnificent sweaters for the business. She had a keen business mind and instinctive sense of timing and, with Carroll's flair for leadership, they made Carroll Reed's an international name. A significant part of their success was the Carroll Reed catalog, which she directed. She pioneered the first all-color catalog in the mail order business, introducing names like Bogner, Lanz and Head, and products such as Icelandic woolens, Fair Isle sweaters, plaid pants for men, and mink-lined jock straps to hundreds of thousands of eager customers, many of whom were as curious about her flair and fun as they were about their new, pace-setting look and products. Kay was also admired for her innovative ability to generate confidence, respect and loyalty among those who worked with her. In 1969 they sold the ski shops and began wintering in Boca Grande, Florida, always looking forward to spring and the return to their beloved mountains.

Kay cared deeply about the region and community. Throughout her more than 60 years in the valley, she was actively involved in many issues: education, the introduction of hot lunch programs, the bypass, valley beautification. During World War II she was a nurses aid and a member of the Red Cross, and later became the first woman on the Conway School Board, was a member of the Eastern Slope Choral Society, and a co-founder of the valley's first investment club for women. In New Hamsphire and Florida, she worked behind the scenes on behalf of organizations, projects and people, especially other cancer and Crohn's Disease survivors. More than anything, Kay enjoyed her family, friends, gardens and cooking.

Her family includes her two brothers and one sister, Herbert Damon of New London, Stephen Damon of Tamworth, and Patricia Niswander of Concord; her daughters, Damon "Pokey" Reed of Williamstown, Mass., and Stefi Markham Hastings of Fryeburg, Maine; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Harry F. Damon Jr. and her eldest daughter, Carol Reed Karnopp.

A service in celebration of Katharine's life will be held Sunday, June 27 at Christ Church Episcopal, Pine Street, North Conway, at 1:30 p.m. followed by an informal gathering at the family home in Kearsarge, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kay's memory may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, 03860, or the Pequawket Foundation, "The Cleaner-Greener Project," P.O. Box 1237, North Conway... or your favorite charity.

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

H. Gordon Oburg Jr.

H. Gordon Oburg Jr. of Rt. 16A Intervale, died on June 21, 1999 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Winthrop, Mass., on Sept. 27, 1915 to Harold G. Oburg and Rachel E. Grant.

He attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana and made a career in the U.S. Army, where he retired a captain in 1964.

Mr. Oburg leaves a nephew, Grant Hirst of Derry.

There will be no funeral, service or flowers. In accordance with his wishes, his ashes will be scattered on Moat Mountain.

June Gillis Porter

June Gillis Porter, 66, of West Ossipee, died on June 17, 1999 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. She was born on April 25, 1933, in Waltham, Mass., and lived there for most of her life and attended local schools. She and her husband moved to the Ossipee area four years ago.

Her family includes her husband, Morton W. Porter of West Ossipee; three sons, Paul Porter of Epsom, Morton Porter Jr., of West Ossipee; and Dale Porter of Waltham, Mass.; two daughters, Deborah Pattison of Ossipee and Donna Vaillencourt of Center Ossipee; several grand and great-grandchildren; her father, Paul Gillis of Waltham, Mass.; three brothers, Paul Gillis, Joseph Gillis, and Wayne Gillis, all of Calif.; two sisters, Beverly Lafaille of Waltham, Mass. and Patricia Curiso of Cape Cod, Mass. and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee, with burial in the Grant Hill Cemetery in Center Ossipee.

Bibiane M. Lessard

Bibiane M. Lessard, 67, of Center Ossipee, died June 19, 1999 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon.

She was born December 16, 1931 in Notre Dame des Bois, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Napoleon and Rosa Gibouleau Fontaine. She had lived in the United States since 1951, living in Center Ossipee since 1976, moving there from Berlin.

Mrs. Lessard was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Center Ossipee. 
Her family includes her husband, Philip Lessard of Center Ossipee; three sons, Chris Lessard of Milford, Richard Lessard of Wolfeboro, Mitch Lessard of Madison; three brothers, Paul Fontaine of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Henry Fontaine of Sherbrooke, Canada, and Marcel Fontaine of Notre Dame des Bois, Canada; three sisters, Blanche Thomas of Montreal, Canada, Antoinette Fontaine of Montreal, Canada, and Aurore Dupuis of Sherbrooke, Canada; four grandsons and three granddaughters.
She was predeceased by a son, Dennis Lessard, in 1974.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Rt. 16 West Ossipee. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee.

Audrey I. Clark

Audrey I. Clark, 59, of Center Conway, died on June 21, 1999 at her home following a short illness. She was born in Wolfeboro and was the daughter of Harry and Wilma Glidden Dow.

Mrs. Clark moved to the Conway area in 1965. She graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, with the class of 1957.

Her family includes her husband of 35 years, Creighton B. Clark of Center Conway; two daughters, Denise M. Clark of Center Conway and Karen L. Clark of North Conway; and her brother, Richard Dow of Rhode Island.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Center Conway Cemetery, with Pastor Nelson Houston officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Friends and relatives are invited to the Clark home, on Burbank Road in Center Conway, following the service. Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Ellsworth M Blake

Ellsworth M. Blake, 89, of Fryeburg, Maine, died on Sunday, June 20, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He was born in West Warwick, R.I., the son of Ernest and Edith Lindall Blake, and was educated in Rhode Island schools.

Mr. Blake lived in Brownfield, Maine from 1937-1994, at which time he moved to Fryeburg. He worked as a carpenter, woodsman, farmer, ran a sawmill and was known as a jack of all trades.

His family includes a son, Glenn Blake of Brownfield; two daughters, Beverly Perkins of East Fryeburg and Virginia Blake of Daleville, Alabama; a brother, Homer Blake of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; four sisters, Phyllis Morton, and Hilda Padula of West Warwick, R.I., Ruth Poncelet of East Greenwich, R.I. and Norma Hill of Coventry, R.I.; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene M. Blake, in 1997.

At Ellsworth's request, there will be no service. Arrangements are by the Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Joan Lee Day

Joan Lee Day, 52, of Fryeburg, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at The Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, following a five year battle with cancer. She was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Harry and Marguerite Finneault Huntress, and graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1964.

She worked for ten years for Northland Shoe Company, and was also co-owner of Mainly Automotive in Fryeburg. She was a former member of the Fryeburg Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed hunting, and racing and street rods.

Her family includes her husband of 34 years, Lee C. Day; a son, Corey Day; and a daughter, Kelly Day, all of Fryeburg; a brother, Ronald Huntress of Pawtucket, R.I.; two sisters, Jean Burnell of East Conway and Roberta Huntress of Fryeburg.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, Maine. Donations may be made in memory of Joan to the Fryeburg Fire Department. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Lyman E. Pevey Sr.

Lyman E. Pevey Sr., 89, formerly of Ossipee and Chelmsford, Mass., died June 16, 1999 at York Hospital in York, Maine.

He was born December 1, 1909 in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late John and Susan Richardson Pevey. He graduated from Chemsford High School and attended art school in Boston.
Mr. Pevey retired in 1970 as vice president of Wright Trucking Co. in Lowell. He was a Mason, initially affiliated with William Sewall Gardner Lodge in Lowell, and recently the Unity Lodge in Union.

He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and painting landscapes, flowers, ships and local scenes.

His family includes his wife of 66 years, Ruth M. Carlsen Pevey of York, Maine; a son, Lyman E. Pevey Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the Second Congregational Church in Ossipee. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, Mass.
Donations in Mr. Pevey's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Caregivers, First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro, P.O. Box 913, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Services of Wolfeboro and West Ossipee.

Winifred Cecelia Danforth

Winifred Cecelia Danforth, 72, of Orono, Maine, died June 2, 1999 of Alzheimer's Disease and breast cancer at Sedgewood Commons, Falmouth, Maine. She was born in Orono on March 6, 1927, the daughter of Enoch and Cecelia Doucette Lounsbury.

Winnie was employed as a teller of the Merrill Bank in Orono for many years. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Orono, a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Her family includes a daughter, Lynn Marie Borgeson of Bartlett; a son, Lawrence Edwin Danforth of Honolulu, Hawaii; two sisters, Jane Sternburg of Rockland, Maine, Gloria Gray of Orono; three brothers, Merle Lounsbury of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Danforth, and by a sister, Eleanor Leveille.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 7 at St. Mary's Church, Orono, Maine, with the Rev. Joseph Koury, pastor, officiating. Gifts in Mrs. Danforth's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160 B, Portland, ME 04101; or the Alzheimer's Association, New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.

Grace M. Anderson

Grace M. Anderson, 98, of North Conway, died Sunday, June 13, 1999 at the SunRise Health Care Center in North Conway. She was born in Cambridge, Mass., the daughter of James and Ada Binns Judd. She grew up in Malden, Mass., and graduated from Malden High School.

From 1950 to 1998 she lived in Hamilton, Mass., where she was a member of the Hamilton Congregational Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking for large crowds.

Her family includes a son, Richard L. Anderson of Chatham; three grandchildren, Steven Anderson of Fryeburg, Susan Burton of Topsfield, Mass., Sandra Burns of Essex, Mass.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry L. Anderson, in 1956.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, from the Hamilton Congregational Church.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg, Maine.

John Henry Kolln

John Henry Kolln, of Bradenton, Fla., and North Conway, died May 7, 1999 after a long illness. He was in his early 80s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Ernst and Lena Kolln.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and saw action in the Pacific Theater.

After leaving the employment of J.P. Morgan and the church pension fund, Mr. Kolln moved to North Conway in the early 1950s, where he worked at Carroll Reed's, and managed the old Rosenbloom store. He later purchased the Carter store and rechristened it Robbins and Kolln, to include "Grandma" Robbins, who ran the knitting and yarn department. He and his first wife, Florence Rudd Kolln, operated Robbins and Kolln for 25 years before retiring to Florida. The store was aptly named "The Country Department Store" and was considered one of the outstanding clothing stores in the region.

He was active in community affairs and was responsible for the beginning of the now well-known Rotary Radio Auction. He was a member of the Eastern Slope Ski Club and Hannes Schneider offered to give him ski lessons, but not being a skier, he declined. He and Wendell Lees and Joe Dodge were timers at many ski races, and he always said he was the only one to ride down instead of up on the Skimobile. Noted for his wit and good humor, he was called upon as a speaker for many years after selling his store.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Tschol Kolln.

A memorial service will be scheduled for later this summer.

Anna Louise Gambell Knowles

Anna Louise Gambell Knowles, 88, of Center Ossipee, died on June 8, 1999 at her home. She was born April 29, 1911 in Dorchester, Mass., and lived in the greater Boston area for many years before moving to Ossipee in 1942.

Mrs. Knowles had worked at Sunny Villa Restaurant in Ossipee for many years. She also served as vice president of the Ossipee PTA and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Center Ossipee.

Her family includes two sons, Robert W. Knowles of Center Ossipee and George E. Knowles of Freedom; a daughter, Edna M. Knowles of Freedom; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Inclenrock, Ind.; three brothers, John Gambell of Abbington, Mass., James Gambell of Stoughton, Mass., and Robert Gambell of Avon, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Winslow Knowles.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee, with burial in the Chickville Cemetery in Center Ossipee.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Ossipee Library, Center Ossipee, NH 03814 or to the Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH.

Fletcher Crandall

Fletcher Crandall, 76, of Englewood, Fla., died Sunday, June 6, 1999 at Englewood Community Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1923 in Groton, Mass., to Frank and Doris Fletcher Crandall, and had been a resident of Englewood for six years, moving here from Kearsarge. He was formerly of Marblehead, Mass.

Mr. Crandall graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in 1946 with his engineering degree. He was employed by Koch Engineering Company in Wichita, Kan., and retired in 1992. He was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers since 1948 and the Plastic Pioneers of America.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Crandall was a member of the Unitarian faith.
His family includes three daughters, Cheryl Gannett of Marblehead, Mass., Candace Crandall of Conway, and Kim Maxwell of Marblehead, Mass.; two sons, Fletcher W. Crandall of Lynnfield, Mass., and J. Taylor Crandall of Woodside, Calif.; a sister, Prudence Randall of Danvers, Mass.; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Kearsarge. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home, Englewood, Calif.

Rose J. Feltch

Rose J. Feltch, 72, of Center Conway, died on June 7, 1999 at the Clipper Home in North Conway, following a long illness. She was born in South Boston, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Grafton McPhee.

Mrs. Feltch was raised in Boston and graduated from Charlestown High School with the class of 1944. She was a long-time employee of the City of Medford, Mass., where she was employed in the auditor's office. Following her retirement, she and her husband moved to Center Conway in 1992.

Rose was an active member of the Gardening Committee at Saco Woods and enjoyed playing military whist with friends. She was a former member of Zonta, Catholic Daughters, and the Conway AARP. In her younger years, she helped raise funds for Rheumatoid Arthritis research, a disease which she endured for 40 years.

Her family includes her husband of 51 years, Chester W. Feltch of Center Conway; a daughter, Cynthia A. Feltch of Bartlett; a son, William S. Feltch of Weymouth, Mass; a sister, Eleanor Coleman of Rockland, Mass.; a granddaughter, Lauren B. Feltch of North Reading, Mass.; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Memorial masses will be held at St. Augustin's Catholic Church in South Boston on Friday, June 11 at 9 a.m. and on Friday, June 18 at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway at 10 a.m. Donations in Mrs. Feltch's memory may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Percy C. Taylor

Percy C. Taylor, 83, of Freedom, died Sunday, June 6, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

He was born in Parsonsfield, Maine, the son of Carl and Ruth Wheeler Taylor. He attended schools in Parsonsfield and graduated from Parsonsfield Seminary.

Mr. Taylor served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1980 from the High Meadows Farm in Freedom, where he had worked for the owners, Charles and Patricia Watts, for over 20 years as agricultural manager.

He was a charter member of the Effingham Volunteer Fire Department and had served 16 years as selectman for the town of Effingham, and also had been moderator for town meetings for many years, and served on the Freedom Board of Adjustment. He also was a member of the New Hampshire Agricultural Advisory Board. He was a member of the former grange in Effingham.

Mr. Taylor enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and was a member of the Province Lake Country Club.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia Frazier Taylor, in 1977.

His family includes his wife of 20 years, Lois Nason Taylor; a son, brian Taylor of East Hartford, Conn.; two daughters, Nancy Taylor of East Hartford, Conn. and Lynn Webster of Denver, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Marcia Shackford of Madison; a brother, Earl Taylor of Parsonsfield, Maine; a sister, Inez Stokes of Freedom; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the South Effingham Church. Arrangements are by the York Funeral Chapel, Maple Street, Cornish, Maine.

Robert G. Horne

Robert G. Horne, 59, of Wakefield, died June 5, 1999 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after a sudden illness. He was born in Rochester, the son of the late Herman J. and Mildred Dow Horne, and had lived in Somersworth where he attended local schools.

In 1961 he moved to West Ossipee, where he and his parents founded the Gitchee Gumee Campground, which he operated until 1971.

During his time in West Ossipee, he also joined the U.S. Army and served from 1962 to 1964. He later worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a Nuclear Rigger, and retired in 1993. After his retirement, he worked part-time with his son, R. Glen Horne Jr. at Lakes Region Aviation in Wolfeboro. Robert was also a member of the Ossipee Valley Lodge 74, F&AM.

His family includes his wife of 35 years, Thurley Perry Horne of Wakefield; two sons, R. Glen Horne Jr. of Center Ossipee and Charles M. Horne of East Wakefield; two daughters, Melanie A. Horne of West Franklin and Jenny Lynn Horne of Sanbornville; five granddaughters; two grandsons; two sisters, Patricia Jackson of Rochester Hill and Pam Marripease of West Franklin; a brother, Peter Horne of Rye; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Rt. 28 Wolfeboro.

William Ballou

William Ballou, 64, died suddenly at his home in Bangor, Maine on May 7, 1999. 
He had lived in Bangor for15 years and had been employed by the Bangor Police Department for 15 years.
His family includes his mother, Bessie Ballou, of Conway; two sons, Brian Ballou of Conway and Kevin Ballou of Concord, and Robert Ballou of London, Ohio; a daughter, Diane Eldridge of Tamworth; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Barry Ballou of Clearwater, Fla.
There will be a graveside service on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. in the Conway Village Cemetery, with the Rev. William Stockhaus officiating.
Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway.

Kenneth C. Hart

Kenneth C. Hart, 69, of North Conway, died on June 1, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in Plainville, Conn., and was the son of Howard and Estelle Caton Hart.

Mr. Hart grew up in Terryville, Conn., and lived in Stafford Springs, Conn., for 39 years prior to moving to North Conway in 1993. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Hart worked as a machine operator with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, Conn., for 39 years and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Ralph W. Shirley American Legion Post 45 in Conway. He was also an avid gardener and carpenter, as well as a fan of the Mount Washington Valley Choral Society.

His family includes his wife of 45 years, Claire Casagrande Hart of North Conway; a daughter, Cheryl M. Hart of North Conway; a son, Steven K. Hart of Manchester, Conn.; two brothers, Judson Hart of Middletown, Conn., and Arthur Hart of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Elizabeth King of Middletown, Conn.; two aunts, Ruth Scanlon of Canton, Conn., and Eleanor Caton of Utica, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, George H. Hart.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the North Conway Firefighters Assn., P.O. Box 218, North Conway, NH 03860.


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