MEREDITH — Richard J. Bertholet, 87, of 21 Upper Mile Pt. Drive, died at the Golden View Health Care Center on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Mr. Bertholet was born December 22, 1925 in Newton Center, Mass., the son of the late Julius J. and Frances L. (Beauvais) Bertholet. He was the widower of Helen Montana Bertholet who died in 2003.
Mr. Bertholet moved to Belmont, N.H. in 1938 and in 1953 moved to Meredith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and also served in the New Hampshire National Guard for four years. He had his pilot's license and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for two years.
Mr. Bertholet was an automotive salesman for twenty-five years, selling for Meredith Ford and Irwin Motors in Laconia. He raised Arabian horses for the last twenty-five years before retiring in 1999.
Mr. Bertholet was a member of the American Legion Post #33, Meredith, N.H. for sixty years.
Survivors include a nephew, Raymond A. Bertholet, Jr. of The Weirs; a niece, Louise Bertholet, of Meredith and four stepchildren, Raymond Montano of Friendship, Maine, Lynn Montana of Meredith, Paige Keuther, of Meredith and Donald Montana of Snohomish, Washington and three grand nephews, Nicholas Bertholet of Ashland, Raymond Bertholet of Meredith and Cole Bertholet of The Weirs.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
A private burial service will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com