MADBURY - Steve Kentris, 75, of Littleworth Road, Madbury, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
Born, Dec. 9, 1928, in Ecorse, Mich., he was the son of Nicholas and Kaliopi (Lyristis) Kentris.
He attended the University of Michigan. He was the youngest staff manager for Metropolitan Life. He was general manager at Prentise Cadillac in Windot, Mich., prior to owning and operating Kentris Chevrolet in Johnstown, N.Y. He retired to Madbury in 1998. Over the past 19 years he was employed as a salesman for Midway Buick of Somersworth and Dreher Holloway of Exeter.
He was active in many clubs and organizations while residing in upstate New York. He was an avid golfer who always enjoyed being with people. Over the past year, he had enjoyed attending Strafford County Homemaker Day-Out Program. He had a devoted love for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marylin (Fairbanks) Kentris; a daughter, Stephanie Goodman and her husband, Scott Goodman, of Dover; a beloved friend, Steve Gonier of Sutton, Mass.; two sons, Dean Kentris of Las Vegas, Nev., and Christopher Kentris of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Maria Yatros and Evelyn Jones of Trenton, Mich.; a brother, James Kentris of Atwater, Ohio and nine grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Kentris, and a sister, Alexandra Sarris.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Dec. 1 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 40 Andrew Jarvis St., Portsmouth, N.H. with the Rev. Angelo Pappas, officiating.
Burial will follow at the Madbury Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Homemakers of Strafford County, 215 Rochester Hill Road, Rochester, NH 03867-1701.
DOVER - Ralph John Kozler, 62, of Dover Point Road, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of John and Mary (Ewasik) Kozler.
He was employed as a machinist for Moore, Harris and Goss International here in Dover for more than 40 years. He enjoyed working on hot rods and was a member of several car clubs. He served his country for 4 years (1960-1964) during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jane (Cote) Kozler of Dover; his three sons, Brian Kozler of Dover, David Kozler of Epping, and Jayson Kozler, Dover; two brothers, James Kozler of Melville, Pa., and Robert Kozler of Pennsylvania; one sister, Patricia Kozler, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church in Dover with Father Paul Gregoire, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Scholarship Fund, Post 69, PO Box 69, Somersworth, NH 03878.
SOMERSWORTH - Paul R. Norton, 63, of 76 High St., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born in Lynn, Mass., Jan. 14, 1941, he was the son of Arthur E. and Helen E. (Marks) Norton Sr. He was a graduate of St. Maryís Boyís High School of Lynn and attended Norwich University for one year.
He was retired from Thermopool where he worked in shipping and receiving. He also had been affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He moved here from Sanford, Maine, 10 years ago.
Family members include one son, Michael Norton; one daughter, Michelle Norton; one sister, Nancy Norton Pike of Alfred, Maine; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, the Rev. Arthur E. Norton Jr. in June, 2004.
A graveside committal service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Glade Cemetery, Somersworth with the Rev. Paul Ruzzo of Holy Trinity Church officiating.
Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave. Dover, is assisting with arrangements.
PORTSMOUTH - John R. Oliver, 71, of 2 Winchester St., formerly of Greenland, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, after a period of failing health.
Born in Arlington, Mass., on March 20, 1933, he was the son of Curtis and Lucinda (Regan) Oliver and was a graduate of Medford High School with the Class of 1952.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, stationed in Italy and Alaska. He retired as a master sergeant with 20 years of service to his country. He thereafter owned several businesses in the Seacoast area.
He was a member of St. James Church, the Knights of Columbus, St. Maryís Assembly Fourth Degree, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4, Air Force Sergeants Association, and was a life member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was an avid motorcyclist and along with his wife, Kathryn, toured all of the continental United States. He also enjoyed boating.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Kathryn (Kelly) Oliver; eight children, Lucinda Lathrop and husband, Deano, of Kittery Point, Maine, Pamela McIlveen and husband, Charles, of Colorado, Elizabeth Wilson and husband, Steve, of Penacook, Michael Oliver of Portsmouth, John Oliver and wife, Cathleen, of Buffalo, N.Y., Timothy Oliver and wife, Antoinette, of Greenland, Richard Oliver and wife, Danielle, of Barrington, Patricia Desroche and husband, Robert, of Pembroke; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gail Corrigan and husband, Joseph, of Watertown, Mass., Barbara Reynolds and husband, George, of Dayton, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, William J. Oliver, who died in 1970.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. James Church, Lafayette Road on Thursday at 10 a.m. Visiting hours at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth, N.H. on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edgewood Centre Recreation Fund, 928 South St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801 or to the Knights of Columbus, c/o Lee Seifert, 60 FW Hartford Dr., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801.
John Dyer Jr.
EXETER - John Dyer Jr. of Exeter, former trust officer of Southeast Bank of Dover, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the Exeter Hospital after a sudden illness.
Arrangements will be announced by Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Route 4, Lee.
DERRY - Wanda H. Perry, 79, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at home after a brief illness.
She was born in Rochester on Oct. 25, 1922. She was the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Howard) Dixon. She graduated from Spaulding High School, Class of 1941.
She and her husband had a poultry farm and later ran Rocky Knoll Greenhouse. She also worked for Klev-Bro. Shoe Company for many years.
She was a past president of the Derry Business and Professional Womenís Association and a member of Ransford/Adah Chapter No. 3 Order of the Eastern Star.
Family members include her husband of 60 years, Robert Perry; three sons, Robert Perry of Ashville, N.C., Richard Perry of Derry and Ronald Perry of Plaistow; two daughters, Mrs. Alan (Constance) Partington of Northfield and Mrs. William (Carole) Doucette of Kennebunk, Maine; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. June Taylor of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at The First Parish Congregational Church UCC, 44 East Derry Road, East Derry.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shrinerís Hospitals for Children, c/o Bektash Shrine Center, P.O. Box 4086, Concord, NH 03302. Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.
Service for Dr. George Rogers
NORTHWOOD - Dr. George B. Rogers, 82, died Dec. 11, 2001, at Concord Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, in Pine Grove Cemetery, Northwood. The Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of arrangements.
FARMINGTON - Malcolm G. Rogers, 85, of Waldron Cross Road, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the Exeter Hospital in Exeter.
Born Jan. 13, 1917, in Jamaica Plains, Mass., he was the son of William J. and Agnes (Graham) Rogers. He had resided the past 25 years in Farmington.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was also a member of the New Hampshire Army National Guard for 30 years. He had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Berlin area of New Hampshire.
Prior to retirement, he was employed 40 years with the B&M Railroad.
A member of the Crown Point Baptist Church of Strafford, he was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and trapping.
He is survived by his wife, Etta M. Rogers of Farmington; three children, Malcolm G. Rogers Jr. and Kenton J. Rogers, both of Concord, and Linda A. Currier of Hooksett; six stepchildren; Helen Hastings of Strafford, Nelson Morton, Dennis Morton, Sharon Morton and Joyce Day, all of Farmington, and Sandra Hackett of Lebanon, Maine; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Tibbetts and Mary Gosse, both of Concord; two brothers, Joseph Rogers of Pittsfield and William Rogers of California; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Rogers.
Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, 32 Central St., Farmington.
The funeral service will be Friday at the Crown Point Baptist Church in Strafford at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Moore, pastor officiating. Interment with a graveside committal will be held at 2 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veteranís Cemetery in Boscawen.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Crown Point Baptist Church, Strafford, NH 03867.
Service for Anna Sherfesee
PORTSMOUTH - Anna Latham Sherfesee, 87, of 346 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, died April 30, 2002.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, Summer Street, Portsmouth, Friday at 9 a.m. Friends invited.
There will be no visiting hours. Family flowers only. Arrangements by J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel.
BARRINGTON - Katherine C. Swain, 80, of 110 Beauty Hill Road died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Dover Rehabilitation and Living Center after a period of failing health.
Arrangements will be announced by Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Route 4, Lee.
PORTSMOUTH - Dorothy R. Tremblay, 86, of 6 Elwyn Road, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.
She was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 8, 1916, the daughter of Robert and Annie (Trulligan) Mitchell.
Dorothy was educated at St. Johnís School in Cambridge and had worked at the Polaroid Corp. of Cambridge.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, knitting, bird watching, and Boston Terrier dogs.
Besides her husband, Walter Tremblay of 25 years; survivors include her son, Albert T. Beaudoin of Portsmouth; daughter-in-law, Judith J. Beaudoin; grandsons, Keith E. Beaudoin of Rockport, Mass., Thomas W. Beaudoin and Matthew J. Beaudoin both of Portsmouth; a sister, Alice M. Shea; and two brothers, Richard and John Mitchell.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Albert O. Beaudoin; a brother, Robert Mitchell; and a sister, Edith Mitchell.
A memorial service will be held at St. James Church, 2075 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, Saturday at 11 a.m. No visiting hours. Please omit flowers.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lahey Clinic, c/o Philanthropy Office, Burlington, MA 01805.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel.
SOMERSWORTH - Robert A. "Bob" Trudell, 51, beloved husband and father, of Grand Street, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Born April 4, 1951 in Biddeford, Maine, he was the son of Arthur D. and Winifred M. (McFarland) Trudell.
He graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1970 and attended Plymouth State College. He married Kathryn "Kitti" Rodgers on Oct. 13, 1979, and has been a longtime resident of Somersworth. He was the proud father of two daughters, Kira and Sonia Trudell.
Mr. Trudell was a member of Laborerís International Union, Local 976 and owned his own concrete construction company, "Two Strong Men".
He was well known in the area as founder of the annual "Shootout on the Hill" horseshoe tournament. He was known locally and nationally for his affability and love of large gatherings. He was affectionately called the "Mayor of Moat Mountain" by his climbing buddies who made the annual trek to the mountains.
Mr. Trudellís passion for sports was most keen when watching his daughters compete in volleyball. He also enjoyed following all national and local sports teams and enjoyed an occasional friendly wager.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kathryn R. "Kitti" Trudell of Somersworth; his parents of Somersworth; his daughters, Kira R. Trudell and Sonia M. Trudell, both of Somersworth; a brother, Richard Rodrigue of Rockport, Maine, and Millie Rodrigue of Augusta, Maine.
He will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law, many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, his many nieces and nephews, and many many dear friends.
Relatives and friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martinís Church, West High St. Friends are invited to attend.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Womanís Volleyball Team of Plymouth State College, 19 Highland St., Plymouth, NH 03264.
Service for Florence Wilson
UNION - Florence E. Wilson, 86, of Main St., Union, died March 10, 2002.
Graveside service will be held on Friday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Lovell Lake Cemetery in Sanbornville. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Arrangements by C. E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, 32 Central St., Farmington, NH 03835.