Published DateMEREDITH — Wayne Russel Chase Sr., 70 of Highland St. died suddenly June 7, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, with his wife at his side.
Born in Meredith, NH on July 16, 1942, he was the son of Carl A. Sr. and Marion Mae (Watson) Chase.
Wayne was a life-long resident of Meredith. He graduated from Meredith High School, Class of 1960 and he also attended Michigan State University.
Wayne operated and later owned Chase's Country Towne House Restaurant, in Meredith from 1970 to 1997.
Wayne was the President of Oakland Cemetery Association for forty-two years. He also a member and past President of the Meredith Rotary Club, member and past Master of the Chocorua Lodge of Masons F&AM, past President of the Winnipesaukee Shiners', past member of the Ellacoya Chapter #43Order of Eastern Star, and past commander of the Griggs Wyatt Post #33 American Legion, in Meredith. Wayne also had coached for the Meredith Youth League.
Wayne was a US Navy Veteran and had served on the USS Cavalla submarine.
Wayne was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was always one to give and never expected anything in return.
Wayne is served by his wife of forty-three years, Wendy A. (Robertson) Chase of Meredith, son Wayne "Rusty" R. Chase Jr, and his wife Melissa of Kittery, ME, daughters, Heather George and her husband Charles Jr, of Laconia, Jennifer Dorsett and her husband Chris of Austin, TX, Heidi Clark and her husband Dave of Haverhill, MA, grandchildren Emily, Katie, Molly and Sophie George, Riley, Finley, and Lucy Chase, Alastair and Callum Dorsett, brothers, Carl A. Chase Sr, Errol S. Chase both of Meredith, sister, Marilyn C. Shaw of Manomet, MA, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home and Crematorium, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Tuesday 6pm to 9pm. A Masonic Service will be performed by the Chocorua Lodge at 6pm. A funeral service will be held in the First Congregational of Meredith, Highland St, on Wednesday at 1pm. The Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor of the First Congregational Church, and the Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist church, will both officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USS Cavalla Historical Foundation, 601 Tremont St. Galveston, TX. 77550
To sign Wayne's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com