David A. Eno, 80, reluctantly passed away after a courageous fight against cancer on July 2, 2021.
David was the son of John and Alice (Descoteau) Eno, born in Claremont on March 18, 1941. He grew up attending St. Mary’s School, active in Cavalier Drum & Bugle Corp. After graduation in 1959, he attended NH Technical Institute in Portsmouth.
After completing a semester, he left to join the US Marine Corp. Aviation program. Serving on land and sea from 1960-1966.
While on leave, Dave was reacquainted with the girl down the street, a year later Janet Mower and Dave were married.
Dave worked at Joy Manufacturing Engineering Dept until layoffs, then onto Metropolitan Life as an agent, and finally in the Tire Business with Goodyear at Cannon Tire.
He was active in sport car events, winning first place in class at MT Ascutney Hill Climb. Then went into oval track racing, mini modified class, then late mode sportsman, and finally modified, owner and driver of the #72 modified. After 12 years of racing, Dave went back to flying, as a mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol, flying search and rescue, drug intervention, and forestry survey. He was a Squadron Commander with rank of Lt Colonel, retiring after 24 years of service in the US Air Force Auxiliary. Over that period, Dave served on the Claremont Airport Advisory Board for 20 years, competed in pistol leagues as a marksman, shot cowboy action shooting and skeet.
Dave was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Claremont Country Club.
David and Janet had two children, Karl Eno of Saxtons River, VT and Laura (Eno) Kennell of Keene; three grandchildren, Michael Eno, Lydia Kennell and Vincent Kennell.
David and Janet were married for 55 years.
He is survived by his brother, Victor Eno and his wife, Bonnie, as well as nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Margaret (Eno) Nelson.
David will be missed by his family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Thursday, July 8th from 5 to 7 PM.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Claremont on Friday, Friday morning July 9th at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
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