John “Pops” Netsch, 85, of Acworth, NH, passed away on March 17, 2019, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born in Mt. Kisco, NY, on June 7, 1933, the son of Joseph and Amy Netsch.
After graduating high school, he served in the Army and Army Reserves, and on July 30, 1955, he married Diane (Mooney) and together they shared 63 years.
John is survived by his wife, Diane; son, John Netsch and his wife, Laurie of North Salem, NY; daughter, Sally Greene and her husband, Torrey, of South Acworth, NH; granddaughters, Ashley Reid, Amanda Sito, Morgan Greene and Nicole Netsch; grandson, Derek Netsch and great-granddaughter, Carter Reid. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Carolyn Fazzinga and many nieces and nephews, with whom he was very close.
Originally a native New Yorker, John worked his entire career for New York Telephone and was fortunate to retire in his early 50’s. After retirement, he moved to NH and with the help of family and friends, he built his dream log home overlooking the Vermont mountains. This was the place he loved most, and spent hours working on his property mowing his fields and enjoying the view of Mt. Ascutney from their deck. He loved spending time with family and friends who frequently gathered at their home.
In his early years, John was an active member of the Bedford Hills
(NY) Volunteer Fire Department and an avid softball player (he had a
After moving to NH, his time was spent on home projects and chasing
grandchildren around from activity to activity. He never missed a game,
concert, graduation or special event – no matter how far away.
Visiting hours are at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Friday, March 22th from 5 to 7 pm.
A service will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00 am with Maureen Adams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the
South Acworth Village Store, 1068 NH Route 123A, South Acworth, NH
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