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Abner Wellborn, 89
HANOVER, N.H. -- Abner Benton (Ben) Wellborn, 89, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 1996) after a long illness.
Mr. Wellborn had a long career with the General Electric Co., and his positions included manufacturing engineer with the plastics division, manager of plants in Ohio and New York state, adviser to the General Electric appropriations committee, and manager of manufacturing engineering consulting services. After retirement in 1967, he did consulting work for General Electric and the International Executive Service Corps in South America, Turkey and India. His travels also included Europe, Japan and Africa. During the Depression he served as an officer with the United Fruit Co.

Mr. Wellborn served as senior elder of the First Reformed Church.

He was an enthusiastic sailor and skilled photographer having produced several slide shows for a New York State environmental organization. Mr. Wellborn served as president of the Association of Investors in New York Utilities. He was born in Mason, Tenn., on Nov. 27, 1906, the son of Abner Benton and Margaret (Marshall) Wellborn. Mr. Wellborn graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University. On Sept. 7, 1933, he married Marguerite McMullen of Nishayuna, N.Y.

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Wellborn of Hanover; one daughter, Sally Wellborn of Cornish; and two brothers, John Wellborn of Evansville, Ind., and James Wellborn of Jackson Miss.

Alice Jackson, 87
WEATHERSFIELD -- Alice H. Jackson, 87, died Saturday evening (Sept. 7, 1996) at Springfield Hospital following a long illness.
She had resided on Gill Terrace in Ludlow for a while and formerly lived on Connecticut River Road in Weathersfield for several years.

Miss Jackson was a former physical education teacher and supervisor for Springfield Schools for many years. She had also taught at Laconia (N.H.) High School.

Miss Jackson also wrote a book on "Teaching Physical Education in Elementary Schools."

For many years, she enjoyed traveling worldwide.

She was born in Springfield on Sept. 14, 1908, the daughter of Clarence A. and Grace (Bishop) Jackson.

Miss Jackson attended Springfield Schools and graduated in 1926 from Springfield High School. She graduated in 1930 with a physical education degree from Ithaca (N.Y.) College and received a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City. Survivors include one brother, Dr. Robert N. Jackson of Chester; one sister, Hope J. Lund of Lyndonville, Vt.; her longtime friend, Joan Randall; and nieces and nephews.

Alberta Williams, 87
SPRINGFIELD -- Alberta Adams Williams, 87, of Dewey Street, died Friday (Sept. 6, 1996) at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor after a brief illness.
She had been a Springfield resident most of her life. Mrs. Williams had worked as a switchboard operator in Springfield.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church. In her youth she had been on the high school basketball team and was a Winter Carnival Queen for a year. Mrs. Williams was a grandmother and decorated cakes for a hobby.

She was born in Lynn, Mass., on Aug. 8, 1909, the daughter of John and Belle E. (Fairbanks) Adams. Mrs. Williams attended school in Springfield and graduated from Springfield High School.

Survivors include three sons, Gene H. Williams and Glendon Williams, both of Springfield, and Gayland Williams of Chester; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Annie Shelley
WESTMORELAND, N.H. -- Annie M. Shelley died Saturday (Sept. 7, 1996) at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.
Mrs. Shelley served her lifelong hometown of Westmoreland as a member of the School Board, school building committee, supervisor of the checklist and health officer.

As a Westmoreland Historical Society member, she was instrumental in the preparation and publication of the town history in 1976.

Mrs. Shelley was a licensed foster parent taking in several children. She was a barber and nursed the sick and elderly. She was a guardian and caretaker of the Union Meeting House and a Sunday school teacher.

Mrs. Shelley held office in the East Westmoreland Cemetery Association.

Mrs. Shelley was a 4-H leader and a member of the Mount Gilbo Home Extension Service and the PTA.

During wartime, she served as a Red Cross Nurses' Aid at the Elliot Community Hospital in Keene and was a civilian observer for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Survivors include three sons, Hugh A. Shelley Jr., of Tacoma, Wash., Walter D. Shelley of Keene, N.H., and Gale W. Shelley of Westmoreland; an adopted daughter, Mary Phyllis St. Lawrence of Claremont; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Evangeline Wright, 74
WALPOLE -- Evangeline G. Wright, 74, of Upper Walpole Road, died Tuesday (Sept. 10, 1996) at her residence. She was a longtime Walpole and Bellows Falls resident. Mrs. Wright formerly owned and operated the Star Hotel and Restaurant in Bellows Falls.
She was a longtime parishioner of Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bellows Falls.

Mrs. Wright was a member of Bellows Falls Senior Center and Pierce Lawton American Legion Auxiliary in Bellows Falls.

She was born in New York City on Oct. 25, 1921, the daughter of Michael and Zoe Galatis.

Mrs. Wright graduated in 1940 from Bellows Falls High School. She also attended the University of Vermont in Burlington and Oak Grove Prep School in Waterville, Maine. In 1949, she married Walter Wright in Bellows Falls.

Survivors include her husband, Walter of Walpole; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Elaine) Farnsworth of Westminster and Mrs. Edward (Mary Jane) Klein of Roswell, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Jerry Galatis; and a grandson, Ray Farnsworth.

Florence Petelle, 74
LUDLOW -- Florence S. Petelle, 74, died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Springfield Hospital.
She was a longtime Ludlow area resident.

Mrs. Petelle formerly worked at Metro Mail in Rutland, Vt., and at the former Kenwood Woolen Mill and Gay Brothers Woolen Mill in Cavendish. She enjoyed crocheting and doing crafts and ceramics. She was born in Proctorsville on Jan. 10, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Georgi (Philips) Shaw.

On Nov. 6, 1937, she married Clifford Petelle in Ludlow. Survivors include her husband, Clifford of Ludlow; one half-brother, Arthur Dufany of Keene, N.H.; two sisters, Vesta of Keene and Louise Richards of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Clogston and Virginia Russell, and one brother, Wilfred.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Adams-Gendron Funeral Home, 12 Meadow St., in Ludlow.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Proctorsville Episcopal Church with the Rev. Betty Burlenbach officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Petelle Family.

Gladys Murray, 71
WALPOLE -- Gladys J. Murray, 71, of South Street, died Monday (Sept. 9, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.
She was a lifelong Walpole resident and enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She was born in Walpole on Nov. 8, 1924, the daughter of Clarence and Junie (Britton) Jennison.

Mrs. Murray attended Walpole Schools and graduated from Walpole High School.

On May 31, 1947, she married Martin "Ted" Murray. Survivors include her husband, Martin "Ted" of Walpole; one son, David Murray of Westminster; one daughter, Jean E. Murray of Walpole; one brother, Floyd Jennison of Walpole; one sister, Eleanor Sullivan of Lebanon, N.H.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Jennison; and four sisters, Madeline Jennison, Marion Johnson, Marjorie Pickering and Christine Pickering.

Lawrence Gentleman, 97
PLAINFIELD -- Lawrence Miles Gentleman, 97, of Grantham Mountain Road, died Friday (Sept. 6, 1996) at his daughter's home in 'Plainfield. He was a longtime New Hampshire resident and had also lived in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Following retirement, he returned to New Hampshire in 1966 and lived in New London and Meriden. Mr. Gentleman was a civil engineer for many years. He had worked for Fay, Spoffard & Thorndike and the Metropolitan District Commission in Boston, where he assisted in the design and construction of the Quabbin Reservoir.
He retired in 1966 as a chief engineer for Allegheny County Sanitary Authority in Pittsburgh. Mr. Gentleman was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 33 in Watertown, Mass., for many years. He was also a member and past master of Victory Lodge of F&A Masons in Watertown. Mr. Gentleman was an active parishioner and member of the board of trustees at Sunapee United Methodist Church. He was also a communicant of St. John Methodist Church in Watertown. He received the Boston Post Cane from the town of Plainfield in 1992. He was born in Kezar Falls, Maine, on Nov. 2, 1898, the son of Edgar F. and Lilla E. (Ridlon) Gentleman.

He attended Kezar Falls schools and graduated in 1915 from Porter Academy. Later, he attended Lowell (Mass.) Institute and graduated in 1922 with a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During World War I, he served in the U.S. Army. In 1934, he married Helen L. Moore. She died in 1971.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna G. Beaupre of Meriden; one sister, Hazel E. Gentleman of Kezar Falls; three grandsons; one greatgrandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Leon Cote, 83
CAPE CORRAL, Fla. -- Leon Henry Cote, 83, died Sept. 4, 1996 at Cape Coral Hospital. He moved to Cape Corral in 1990 and formerly lived in Georges Mills for 20 years. Mr. Cote was a weaver and loom fixer at several area mills in Claremont, at Dorr Woolen Mill in Newport and in Franklin, N.H. He had also worked for New London Oil Co. and was a house painter in the Lake Sunapee Region for several years before retiring in 1974.
Mr. Cote was a member of the Springfield (N.H.) Knights of Pythias.

He was born in New Hampshire, the son of Paul and Louise (Morgan) Cote. He attended schools in Enfield, N.H. In 1935, he married Verna Ruth Philbrick.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Verna R. of Cape Corral; two sons, Bill Cote of Cape Coral and Peter Cote, who lives in the West; two sisters, Claire Newman and Alice Crane, both of Connecticut; two brothers, George Cote of Springfield, N.H., and Louis Cote of Lebanon, N.H.; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Cote.

L. Joan Wright, 76
BELLOWS FALLS -- L. Joan Wright, 76, of Oak Street, died Saturday (Sept. 7, 1996) at her residence.
Mrs. Wright worked for the Bellows Falls Times and the Bellows Falls Shopper, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the United Church of Bellows Falls.

Mrs. Wright enjoyed knitting and sewing for the Crafters Corner in Bellows Falls. She had served as a volunteer for S.E.V.C.A. During World War II, she had served in the A.T.S. for England decoding German messages.

She was born in Melksham Wilts, England, on June 11, 1920, the daughter of Walter and Amy Knee.

Mrs. Wright attended schools in England.

In 1944, she married Daniel E. Wright in England. He died on Jan. 24, 1985.

Survivors include three daughters, Janice Miller of Hodgenville, Ky., and Jennifer Tallman and Karen Noyes, both of Bellows Falls; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Haskell, 74
CLAREMONT -- Marjorie M. Haskell, 74, of Main Street, died Friday (Sept. 6, 1996) at Integrated Health Care Services of Claremont. Mrs. Haskell had been a Claremont resident for the past 28 years and formerly resided in Newport for many years. She was born in Portland, Maine, on Feb. 21, 1922, the daughter of Phillip and Evelyn (Barber) Parizo.
Mrs. Haskell attended Newport schools. Survivors include one son, David Haskell of Claremont; three daughters, Kathleen Coull and Carol Holt, both of Claremont, and Beverly LeClair of Newport; one brother, Maurice Parizo of Newport; two sisters, Joyce Hanson of East Hampton, Mass., and Shirley Foster of Claremont; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Rebecca Haskell, and one sister, Thelma Pat- terson.

Philip Rogers, 92
WESTMORELAND, N.H. -- Philip Richard Rogers, 92, formerly of Marlow, N.H., died Saturday (Sept. 7, 1996) at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland following a period of failing health. He had resided in Marlow for 63 years prior to moving to Keene, N.H., in 1982.
Mr. Rogers was the Marlow Road Agent for 14 years and prior to his retirement in 1968, he was employed with Arthur Whitcomb Construction as a bulldozer operator.

He was a member of the Forest Lodge No. 89, in Marlow.

Mr. Rogers was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was born in Connecticut on Dec. 3, 1903, the son of Edwin Stanton and Edith M. (Littlefield) Rogers.

Survivors include one son, Richard E. Rogers of Cornish, two daughters, Betty J. Cushing and Shirley A. Rogers, both of Keene; one sister, Marion Rogers of East Hartford, Conn.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and

He was predeceased by his wife, EfFie M. (Knight) Rogers; and two sisters, Eva Whipple and Cora Shafer.

Roland Fletcher, 78
NEWPORT -- Roland Walter Fletcher, 73, of 178 John Stark Highway, died Sunday morning (Sept. 8, 1996) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont, after a short illness.
For the past 50 years, he lived in Newport.

Mr. Fletcher was a welder at Joy Manufacturing Co. in Claremont for 33 years and retired in 1986.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Fletcher was a longtime member of Newport Moose Lodge and Newport Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was born in Alexandria, N.H., on Jan. 16, 1923, the son of Walter S. and Jennie E. (Tucker) Fletcher.

Survivors include two sisters, Mabel H. Geer of Cornish and Irma May Baker of Newport; two brothers, Justin H. Fletcher of Cornish and Luther S. Fletcher of Henderson, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stella Levanovich, 68
SPRINGFIELD -- Stella B. Levanovich, 68, of 84 Mount Vernon St., died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at her home. Since 1950, she lived in Springfield and formerly resided in New York State. For 17 years, Mrs. Levanovich was a cook at Springfield High School cafeteria. She had also worked at Vermont Research in North Springfield for several years. Earlier, she worked at Whitney Blake in Rockingham and at American Safety Razor in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gardening. She was born in Middleburg, N.Y., on Nov. 21, 1927, the daughter of Dimetri and Pauline (Sciak) Byshyn. On Sept. 21, 1948, she married John Levanovich in Charlestown.

Survivors include her husband, John of Springfield; two daughters, Pamela L. Cheney of Reading and Jody Harabin of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, William Byshyn of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

William Crabtree, 88
WALPOLE -- William N. Crabtree, 88, of Old Keene Road, died Monday (Sept. 9, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. He was a longtime Connecticut resident before moving to Walpole.
Mr. Crabtree was a former high school teacher and coach in Plainville, Conn. He had also taught and coached at Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Mr. Crabtree was a former representative of Ginn Educational Publishers. He was president of the New England Educational Salesmen's Association. Mr. Crabtree formerly served in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a first lieutenant in navigational instruction.

He enjoyed his family life, golfing, fishing, and playing cribbage and bridge.

He was born in Easton, Maine, on March 3, 1908, the son of Charles and Minnie (Clark) Crabtree.

Mr. Crabtree graduated from Dover-Foxcroft Academy, Higgins Classical Institute and Colby College, all in Maine. On June 24, 1939, he married Eleanor Blitz in Plainville, Conn.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Eleanor B. of Walpole; two sons, Peter W. Crabtree of New Haven, Conn., and John T. Crabtree of Poland, N.Y.; one daughter, Andrea L. C. Giroux of Merrimack, N.H.; one sister, Ruth Clay of Lincoln, Maine; five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Edward Jangel, 68
EXETER, N.H. -- Edward Makar Jangel, 68, of 14 Hammar Rd., Nashua, N.H., died Friday (Sept. 13, 1996) at his summer home in Hampton Beach, N.H. He had been a resident of Nashua for 46 years.
Mr. Jangel had been superintendent of the weld shop at Improved Machinery Corp., now Ingersoll-Rand, in Nashua for 40 years. Previously he had worked at Joy Manufacturing of Claremont.

He was a life member and past president of the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club in Nashua. He had taught many classes in hunter safety. He loved fishing and lobstering at Hampton Reach and in the Florida Keys. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the James E. Coffey Post No. 3, American Legion. Mr. Jangel was born on Feb. 10, 1928, in Claremont, the son of the late Makar and Mary (Pilot) Jangel.

He was educated in Claremont schools He served in the armed forces of the United States in the post-World War II years. He married Constance Sanderson on Nov. 15, 1947, in Claremont.

Survivors include: his wife of Claremont; three daughters and a son-in-law, Toni Sqrague and Wendy Jangel of Nashua, and Mrs. Carl (Kim) Blackmer of Livonia, N.Y.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Victor and Dawna Jangel and Michael and Millie Jangel, all of Claremont; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Welch of Newport, Julia and Van Akkola of Claremont, and Leon Kennett of Maine; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by a brother, Nicolas Jangel of Claremont and a sister, Blanche Kennett of Tewksbury, Mass.

Harold Schomber, 80
CHESTER -- Harold A. Schomber, 80, died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Springfield Hospital.
Mr. Schomber had been employed by Ideal Purveyors and General Meats and by Powers Construction Co. in Danbury, Conn.

He was a member of Masonic Netherland Lodge in New York, N.Y., Carpenters Local in Danbury, Conn., Squantz Engine Co. in New Fairfield, Conn., and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Mr. Schomber was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on April 10, 1916, the son of John Schomber and Hattie Maier.

He graduated from high school in the Bronx. On June 9, 1940, he married Anna Wenk.

Survivors include his wife of Chester; two daughters, Barbara Nichols of Chester and Eileen Buccieri of New Milford, Conn.; one brother, Herbert Schomber of New Fairfield, Conn.; six grandchildren. He was pre-deeased by three brothers, Charles, John and Stratford, and two sisters, Muriel and Lorraine.

John Aldrich Jr., 57
CHESTER -- John A. Aldrich Jr., 57, died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, N.Y. He had lived in Chester since 1943.
Mr. Aldrich had been employed by CVPS for 27 years as a Class A utility worker. He retired in 1994. He also had been a deputy sheriff in Windsor County for many years and a special police officer for the town of Chester.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an honorary member of the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, a member of the Moose Lodge 679 in Springfield, a former member of the Chester Fire Department and was president of the Buttonwood Snowmobile Club.

Mr. Aldrich was born May 14, 1939, in Springfield, the son of John A. Sr. and Irene (Abbott) Aldrich.

He graduated from Chester High School in 1957. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Judith Vittum in Reading. Survivors include his wife of Chester; his mother of Hillsborough, N.C.; four daughters, Terri Blair, Deborah Ostrowski, and Kimberly Aldrich, all of Chester; and Jody Wiggin of Chuckey, Tenn.; two brothers, Richard Aldrich of Hillsborough, N.C. and Roy Aldrich of Chester; one sister, Zella Sheldon of Chester; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased in 1980 by a brother, Clifton Aldrich.

Charlotte Ball, 89
CONCORD, N.H. Charlotte L. Ball, 89, died Sunday (Sept. 15, 1996) at Havenwood Nursing Home. She moved to Concord eight years ago and formerly resided in Boylston, Mass., for many years.
Mrs. Ball was a placement counselor for Clark University for many years. She was also a longtime theater drama coach for Worcester Players. She was a parishioner of Boylston Congregational Church.

Mrs. Ball was a former member of Boylston Library Committee and Boylston School Committee, where she served as chairman when the Boylston Elementary School was built. She was born in Ansonia, Conn., the daughter of Sanford and Lottie (Turner) Lane. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and a master's degree in counseling from Clark University in Worcester. She did graduate work in theater at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Her husband, Arnold C. Ball, died in 1994.

Survivors include one son, James Ball of Springfield; one daughter, Katherine Roth of Seattle, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

Charlotte Kelley, 74
WEST LEBANON, N.H. -- Charlotte A. Kelley, 74, died Saturday morning (Sept. 14, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
She was a longtime West Lebanon resident. Mrs. Kelley was a bookkeeper for many years. She formerly worked at First Twin State Bank in White River Junction, Vt., and retired in 1983. Earlier, she was a bookkeeper for her father at Twin State Fruit Co. in White River Junction and later worked at Schoolcrafts in West Lebanon for 22 years.

She enjoyed reading, watching TV and traveling. She was born in Barre, Vt., on June 28, 1922, the daughter of Ernest J. Sr. and Anna (Fontana) Marchetti. On June 19, 1947, she married Charles F. Kelley. Survivors include her husband, Charles F. of West Lebanon; and two daughters, Laura A. Buckwold of Windsor and Donna L. Ouelette of Quechee, Vt.

She was predeceased by a brother, Ernest J. Marchetti Jr., in 1995.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.

Conradn Leszkiewicz Sr., 78
CLAREMONT -- Conra George Leszkiewicz Sr., 73, of Federal St., died Monday afternoon (Sept. 16, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a long illness. He was a lifelong Claremont resident.
For 25 years, Mr. Leszkiewicz worked at woolen mills in Newport, Guild and Claremont before retiring as a supervisor.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a life member of Claremont Disabled American Veterans.

He was born in Claremont on May 10, 1923, the son of Akthony and Aniela (Huscza) Leszkiewicz.

Survivors include two sons, Conrad G. Leszkiewicz Jr. of Shirley, Mass., and Brian Leszkiewicz of Claremont; one daughter, Brenda Leszkiewicz of Bristol, Conn.; one brother, Frank Lesckiewicz of Englewood, Colo.; three sisters, Matilda Whitney of Wilder, Vt., Ann Guthrie of Englewood, Colo., and Jennie Giguere of Lincroft, N.J.; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Leskiewicz, formerly of Claremont, and Charles Leszkiewicz, formerly of West Lebanon N.H.

Douglas George, 58
SPRINGFIELD -- Douglas R. George Sr., 58, died Tuesday morning (Sept. 17, 1996) at Springfield Hospital after a brief illness.
He was a longtime Spring- field resident.

Mr. George worked for Springfield Water and Sewer Department for more than 20 years.

Earlier, he served for more than 10 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. George was a member of Pierce-Lawton American Legion in Bellows Falls and Springfield Moose Lodge. He was a longtime friend of the Robert L. Johnson Post 771 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Springfield.

He was born in Barre, Vt., on Dec. 6, 1937, the son of Carroll and Thelma (Lyons) George. He attended Springfield schools.

Survivors include one son, Douglas R. George Jr. of Enfield, Conn.; one daughter, Lisa M. George of White River Junction, Vt.; four sisters, Shirley Eastman of East Waterboro, Mass., Betty Reil of Topsham, Mass., Helen George of White River Junction and Cathy Messer of Springfield; his former wife, Elizabeth K. Cameron; his companion, Janice Aiken; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Carroll George.

Donald Spooner, 75
UNITY -- Donald M. Spooner, 75, of Spooner Road, died Friday (Sept. 13, 1996) at his home after a brief illness. He was a lifelong Unity resident. Mr. Spooner was an auto mechanic and recently worked for Chase & Avery and earlier at Holsum Bakery.
Mr. Spooner was a former member of Unity Volunteer Fire Department.

Earlier, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was born in Claremont on Oct. 5, 1920, the son of Bert D. and Ida (Laskey) Spooner. His wife, Helen S. Spooner, died in 1995.

Survivors include one grandson, Robert Spooner Jr. of Unity; one granddaughter, Theresa Dezan of Randolph, Vt.; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Spooner Sr. in 1963, and a brother, Wilfred, in in- fancy.

Edward Jangel, 68
EXETER, N.H. -- Edward Makar Jangel, 68, of 14 Hammar Rd., Nashua, N.H., died Friday (Sept. 13, 1996) at his summer home in Hampton Beach, N.H. He had been a resident of Nashua for 46 years.
Mr. Jangel had been superintendent of the weld shop at Improved Machinery Corp., now Ingersoll-Rand, in Nashua for 40 years. Previously he had worked at Joy Manufacturing of Claremont.

He was a life member and past president of the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club in Nashua. He had taught many classes in hunter safety. He loved fishing and lobstering at Hampton Beach and in the Florida Keys. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the James E. Coffey Post No. 3, American Legion. Mr. Jangel was born on Feb. 10, 1928, in Claremont, the son of the late Makar and Mary (Pilot) Jangel.

He was educated in Claremont schools He served in the armed forces of the United States in the post-World War II years. He married Constance Sanderson on Nov. 15, 1947, in Claremont.

Survivors include: his wife of Claremont; three daughters and a son-in-law, Toni Sqrague and Wendy Jangel of Nashua, and Mrs. Carl (Kim) Blackmer of Livonia, N.Y.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Victor and Dawna Jangel and Michael and Millie Jangel, all of Claremont; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Welch of Newport, Julia and Van Akkola of Claremont, and Leon Kennett of Maine; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by a brother, Nicolas Jangel of Claremont and a sister, Blanche Kennett of Tewksbury, Mass.

Fannie Whitcomb, 89
BELLOWS FALLS -- Fannie May P. Whitcomb, 89, of Riverview Apartments, died Tuesday (Sept. 17, 1996) at Linden Lodge in Brattleboro, Vt. She was a longtime Bellows Falls area resident.
Mrs. Whitcomb was a nurse and had worked at McGirr Nursing Home and for Home Health Care, both in Bellows Falls.

She was born in Eden, Vt., on July 23, 1907, the daughter of Charles and Mamie (Hill) Paronto.

She graduated from Troy (Vt.) High School.

In October 1927, she married Theodore C. Whitcomb in Hyde Park, Vt. He died in 1969. Survivors include one son, Kenneth Whitcomb Sr. of Grafton, Vt.; one daughter, Ramon."; Foldisy of Valpo, Ill.; orle brother, Theodore Paronto of Sharon, Vt.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased. by a daughter, Shirley Haley.

Harry Benner Jr., 69
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Harry Paul Benner Jr., 69, died Friday (Sept. 13, 1996) at Brookside Nursing Home after a long illness. He had lived in Thetford Center, Vt., until his retirement.
Mr. Benner was a civilian employee of the U.S. government at the Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junction and before that he worked for many years as a civilian employee in Iceland.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Benner was born on March 31, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Harry P. and Dorothy (Salg) Benner.

He graduated from Roslyn High School on Long Island, N.Y., in 1944 and attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., and New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y.

Mr. Benner was a history buff and loved astronomy, classical music and opera. He loved to cook and enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include a son, Harry P. Benner III of Wilder; two daughters, Elin Greene of Allendale, S.C.; and Dorothy Severance of North Swanzey, N.H.; five sisters, Dorothy Griffen of Plainfield; Jeanne Caraley of North Tarrytown, N.Y., Marilyn Mason of Chester; Lois Overton of Thetford Center; and June Baldwin of Orlando, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

Harold Schomber, 80
CHESTER -- Harold A. Schomber, 80, died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Springfield Hospital.
Mr. Schomber had been employed by Ideal Purveyors and General Meats and by Powers Construction Co. in Danbury, Conn.

He was a member of Masonic Netherland Lodge in New York, N.Y., Carpenters Local in Danbury, Conn., Squantz Engine Co. in New Fairfield, Conn., and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Mr. Schomber was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on April 10, 1916, the son of John Schomber and Hattie Maier.

He graduated from high school in the Bronx. On June 9, 1940, he married Anna Wenk.

Survivors include his wife of Chester; two daughters, Barbara Nichols of Chester and Eileen Buccieri of New Milford, Conn.; one brother, Herbert Schomber of New Fairfield, Conn.; six grandchildren. He was pre-deeased by three brothers, Charles, John and Stratford, and two sisters, Muriel and Lorraine.

John Aldrich Jr., 57
CHESTER -- John A. Aldrich Jr., 57, died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, N.Y. He had lived in Chester since 1943.
Mr. Aldrich had been employed by CVPS for 27 years as a Class A utility worker. He retired in 1994. He also had been a deputy sheriff in Windsor County for many years and a special police officer for the town of Chester.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an honorary member of the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, a member of the Moose Lodge 679 in Springfield, a former member of the Chester Fire Department and was president of the Buttonwood Snowmobile Club.

Mr. Aldrich was born May 14, 1939, in Springfield, the son of John A. Sr. and Irene (Abbott) Aldrich.

He graduated from Chester High School in 1957. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Judith Vittum in Reading. Survivors include his wife of Chester; his mother of Hillsborough, N.C.; four daughters, Terri Blair, Deborah Ostrowski, and Kimberly Aldrich, all of Chester; and Jody Wiggin of Chuckey, Tenn.; two brothers, Richard Aldrich of Hillsborough, N.C. and Roy Aldrich of Chester; one sister, Zella Sheldon of Chester; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased in 1980 by a brother, Clifton Aldrich.

Josefa De Hildebrandt, 81
CLAREMONT -- Josefa H. De Hildebrandt, 81, of 3 Hillcrest Road, died Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 17, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness.
For the past 16 years, she lived in Claremont and formerly resided in Clearwater, Fla., for seven years. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 27, 1915, the daughter of Joseph and Juliana (Muller) Hubmann. Her husband, Ernesto Guillermo Hilderbrandt, died in 1959.

Survivors include one son, Guillermo J. "Bill" Hilderbrandt of Claremont; one sister, Elsa Fiala of Vibo Valentia Marina, Italy; two granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Juan Hubmann, in 1993.

Lillian Knowlton, 88
CLAREMONT -- Lillian H. Knowlton, 88, of Hillside Terrace, died Monday (Sept. 16, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a long illness.
For the past 57 years, she lived in Claremont and formerly resided in Marlborough, N.H.

Mrs. Knowlton was dietitian for 21 years at the former Claremont General Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Ladies of St. Anne and Claremont Grange No. 9. She was born in Marlborough on March 9, 1908, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Cloutier) Harper.

Her husband, Ernest Knowlton, died in 1971. Survivors include two daughters, Gwen Brooks and Alberta Robitaille, both of Claremont; two sons, Brian Knowlton of Houston, Texas, and Dale Knowlton of Tampa, Fla.; one niece; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Her son, Ernest Knowlton Jr., predeceased her in 1987.

Marion Chapman, 86
CLAREMONT -- Marion E. Chapman, 86, formerly of 44 Sullivan St., died Monday (Sept. 16, 1996) at Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness.
She was a longtime Claremont resident. For many years, Mrs. Chapman was bookkeeper at the Tolles Home in Claremont. She was a member of the Claremont Rebekahs and a former member of the World War Mothers.

Mrs. Chapman was a longtime parishioner of Claremont First Baptist Church. She was born in Lebanon, N.H., on July 18, 1910, the daughter of Raymond W. and Hattie B. (Fuller) Taylor. Survivors include two sons, James A. Chapman of Greensburg, Pa., and Carl Chapman of Santee, Calif.; three daughters, Dona King of Sacramento, Calif., Sylvia Miller of Orange City, Fla., and Marjorie Chapman of Beverly, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; and 23 greatgrandchildren.

Sylvester Tilton, 91
LUDLOW -- Sylvester S. Tilton, 91, died Monday (Sept. 16, 1996) at Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime Ludlow resident.
For more than 30 years, he worked at Ludlow post office. Mr. Tilton was a member of Black River Senior Center in Ludlow and a former member of Rutland Stamp Club.

For many years, Mr. Tilton was a communicant and an usher at the Church of the Annunciation in Ludlow. He was a former member of Ludlow Knights of Columbus. He was born in Lakewood, N.J., on July 21, 1905, the son of Sherman and Mary (Conway) Tilton. On Aug. 3, 1933, he married Rachael Lamere in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Rachael of Ludlow; one son, Richard Tilton of Belmont, Vt.; one daughter, Connie Daly of Randolph, Mass.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Tilton.


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