He worked 22 years for R.N. Johnson in Claremont and 16 years for Public Works Dept. for the City of Claremont. Many knew him as the meter reader guy.
He is survived by his wife, Janice, of 49 years, his four children, Laurie Mae Branch and her husband Wally, William E. Heighes and his wife Brenna, Mary Elizabeth Santaw and her husband Stanley, and Christian E Heighes. Also six grandchildren Jessica Mae Smethers, William and Timothy Heighes, DJ, Dean and Emma Santaw and 4 great grandchildren.
He served as Pack Leader for Pack 38 Cub Scouts. He and his wife were deeply involved in organizing the South Congregational Outdoor Ministry. He served as a group leader for many canoe/camping trips with this youth group to LeVarendrye Provincial Park, Canada, and the Allagash Waterway in northern Maine. He and his wife were also group leaders for youth at the First Congregation Church in Claremont and the Horton Center at Pine Mountain Trail, Gorham, NH.
He and his wife volunteered for five years at the Wolf and Wildlife Sanctuary in Vermont.
He loved to grow tomatoes, refinishing furniture, and observing wildlife. Together with his wife he built a cedar strip canoe and they paddled hundreds of miles together.
Most of all he loved his four children and was proud of each of them. He will be remembered for his Northern Michigan humor and to little ones for his Donald Duck impersonations. He will be deeply missed by many, as well as his dog, Toto.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, October 6th from 1-3:00pm at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St. Claremont. Immediately followed by a celebration of life service at 3:00pm.
Donations may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Society, 14 Tremont St, Claremont, NH 03743.
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