TILTON — Arthur W. Sanborn, 77, a longtime resident of Tilton died Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a period of failing health. Arthur was born in Everett, MA, April 3, 1936, son of Forest and Iris (Langley) Sanborn. He spent most of his life in Tilton and was a graduate of the Tilton-Northfield High School, class of 1954. Arthur had recently moved to Gilford to be closer to his daughter and family. Following graduation Arthur enlisted in the U. S. Air Force, serving from 1954 until 1958, as an Airman 1st Class. Over the years Arthur worked in various area maintenance departments and complexes. A longtime Mason, Arthur was a member and Past Master of Doric Centre Lodge, # 20 of Tilton. He was Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 8th Masonic District in the State of New Hampshire. He was also a member of the Peabody Mt. Washington Chapter #35, Order of Eastern Star.
His family includes his daughter Alyssa M. George and her husband Don of Gilford; step-daughters Teri Mathers of Walnut Creek, California and Anne Parks of Salida, Colorado; six grandchildren; brother Erwin Sanborn of Laconia; Nieces and nephews.
Masonic and Eastern Star services will be Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Doric Centre Lodge, 410 West Main St., in Tilton. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Tilton with Military Honors. Refreshments will be served at the Lodge following the honors at the cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton. Those wishing may make contributions in Arthur's name to Doric Centre Lodge, F & AM #20, Attn. Kenneth Allen, Sec., P. O. Box 354, Tilton, NH 03276-0354.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com