ALTON BAY — David Teele Sheldon, 89, of 1584 Mount Major Highway, passed away at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia on Saturday, August 24, 2013. He was the widower of Marilyn (Carter) Sheldon who passed away on July 4, 2010.
Mr. Sheldon was born January 22, 1924 in Cambridge, MA, the son of Edward Parsons and Ruth (Teele) Sheldon. He was a longtime resident of Sudbury, MA from 1957 to 2010, before moving to Alton Bay 2½ years ago to live with his daughter Laurie until the time of his death.
Mr. Sheldon served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as an aircraft mechanic in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was stationed on the Island of Saipan. As a young man he was a very talented distance runner, cyclist, hiker and marksman. He loved spending weekends and vacations at the family summer home in the White Mountains of NH. David owned his own drapery hardware business for a number of years, before he went to work for a competitor until his retirement in 1989.
Survivors include his daughters, Laurie Sheldon Bemis and her husband Michael of Alton Bay, Bonnie Lynn Schofield and her husband Bernard of Nottingham; six grandchildren, Erin Clark, Meredith Segit, Christina Schofield, David Mello, Daniel Bemis and Megan Bemis; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Carter Sheldon, his parents, Edward and Ruth Sheldon and his sister, Patricia Sheldon.
There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at The New North Cemetery, Pantry Road, Sudbury, MA. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Doctors without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at St. Francis Nursing Home for their loving and compassionate care.
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.