HEBRON — Sherwood Maurice Kidder, 82, of Hebron, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013 after a lengthy illness at the Peabody Home, Franklin.
Born in Franklin, NH on February 27, 1931, he was the son of Maurice and Lyla (Barnard) Kidder. Sherwood was raised in East Hebron, graduating from the Plymouth High School, Class of 1949. After graduating from high school Sherwood enlisted with the U.S. Air Force, where he served until his honorable discharge in 1955. He went on to attend Northeastern University, graduating in 1962 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Sherwood furthered his education throughout the years earning a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration earning both degrees from Franklin Pierce.
Sherwood resided in Sudbury, MA, while living there he worked for the Raytheon Co., in both their Wayland and Norwood, MA labs. After returning to New Hampshire he was employed by the Meggitt Aero-Space Co., in Manchester, as an Electrical Engineer for ten years. Between engineering jobs he developed The Flying Saucer restaurant and the Tenney Mountain Mobil station opening the door for development along the Tenney Mountain Highway.
Sherwood is predeceased by his beloved wife of 40 years, Carol (Barnett) Kidder, in 1997. He is also predeceased by his second wife Emily (Hanscom) Kidder, in 2012.
Sherwood is survived by his son Steven of Plymouth, NH, son, David of Benson, VT; grandchildren, Crystal Williams, of Hebron, NH, Brennan, Ethan, and Myrabelle Kidder, all of Benson, VT, and great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kimmy Williams, both of Hebron, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235, where Sherwood spent the last years of his life in comfort surrounded by caring staff and friends.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. Rev. John M. Fischer, pastor of the Hebron Congregational Church will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Sherwood's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com