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Joseph M. Komlos, 76

MOULTONBOROUGH — Joseph Michael Komlos, 76, of Moultonborough, passed away on Saturday August 30, 2014, at the Mountain View Community in Ossipee, N.H. Joseph was born in Bridgeport, Conn. on March 10, 1938. He was the eldest son of Michael and Anna (Guman) Komlos.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Doane) Komlos of Moultonborough, his daughter, Kathleen Komlos Knapp and her husband Ted of Southbury, Conn.; 2 brothers, Robert Komlos and his wife Kathy of Huntington, Conn. and Michael Komlos of Milford, Conn.; several nieces, great nieces and great nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his parents.

Joseph grew up and attended school in Bridgeport, Conn. After school he worked as a mechanic and enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve in 1957. He was called to active duty in October 1961 and served until May 1963.

Joseph was a volunteer firefighter with the Monroe Volunteer Fire Dept, and later the Coventry, Conn. Volunteer Fire Department. After he moved to Upstate N.Y., he volunteered for the West Chazy, Fire Department, where he served for 17 years. He also served as an EMT for 5 years. He was especially proud of working on the recovery effort after the ice storm of 1998.

Joseph worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 17 years, as a territory sales manager then a retail store manager. Joseph then opened his own cabinet shop for several years. He loved wood working and made kitchen cabinets, bedroom furniture, desks and matching file cabinets. He also worked at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., for 12 years before retiring in 2003.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 93 Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253.

A memorial service to celebrate Joseph's life will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn.

Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Moultonborough Fire Department/Rescue Squad, 1035 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Joseph's online memorial and book of memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:19

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James E. Boyd, Jr., 72

THORNTON — James E. "Jim" Boyd, Jr., 72, of Thornton, N.H., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Golden View Healthcare Center, in Meredith.

Born on May 21, 1942, in Sewickley, Penn., Jim was the son of the late James and Marjorie (Jones) Boyd.
Jim graduated from the Ligonier Valley High School, in Ligonier, Penn. After graduating, he enlisted and spent the next four years in the US Marine Corps.

After serving his country, Jim furthered his education at Edinboro State College, in Edinboro, Penn. It was there that he raised his family with his former wife Marjorie. In Edinboro, Jim served as a police officer prior to becoming the owner and operator of Boyd's Edinboro Exxon. In addition, he devoted countless hours to his community as a volunteer Firefighter and Rescue Captain with the Edinboro Fire Department, for over 20 years. After many years of successful ownership, he sold the service station and took a position with IBM, then later transferred to their Michigan office.

In the early 1990s, Jim left Michigan to return to his boys in Edinboro, Penn. There, he started his own construction company, Residential Rescue. When he was diagnosed with a long-term illness, he moved to live and work with his brother Bob near Philadelphia. After a few years of successful medical treatment he made the decision to move to again be near his sons and their families in Thornton, N.H.

Jim was an energetic, bright eyed and charismatic man with a contagious smile and wit. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own and was committed to his family and community. He was known for going the extra mile to make sure things were done right. He was never afraid of a challenge and was always willing to roll up his sleeves to get the job done. He was a proud man who loved his family and friends and will be missed by so many.

Jim leaves behind his sons, Jeb and Matt Boyd along with their families. He was known as the beloved "Poppy" by his three grandchildren, Tucker (son of Jeb and Holly), as well as Emily and Maggie (daughters of Matt and Georgie). He is survived by his brother, Bob and his three children, Mike, Jennifer and Katie and (Mike's son) Jack.

Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Main St, Plymouth on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Grace Pritchard-Burson, rector, will celebrate. Interment will be private and held at a later date.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Jim's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 07:09

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Abby M. Greene (Service)

GILFORD — A Graveside Service for Abby M. Greene, 80, of Old Lakeshore Road, will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. Mrs. Greene died on February 19, 2014.
For those who wish and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.
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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Marilyn L. Bryant, 90

LACONIA — Miss Marilyn L. Bryant, 90, of 120 Belvidere Street, Lakeport, N.H. died on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.
Miss Bryant was born in Laconia on December 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Harry L. and Thelma K. (Pickering) Bryant. Following graduation from Laconia High School in 1941, she attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she majored in history and graduated in 1945 with Phi Beta kappa Honors.
For two years, she was a teacher of history and social studies at Foxcroft Academy, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and then returned to Colby where she was Secretary to the Dean of Women from 1947-1950. From 1950-1953, she was Assistant to the Dean of Students at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. and from 1953-59 she was Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Boys' Clubs of Boston. From 1959-1985, she was Administrative Assistant to the Dean and then Director of Fiscal Affairs at Boston University School of Nursing.
In 1984, Miss Bryant was one of three recipients of the Distinguished Service Award presented annually by the Boston University Faculty Council.
During the 32 years that she lived in Boston, she was an active member of Old South Church in Boston and in 1974 became one of the first women deacons in that church.
Following her retirement from Boston University in 1985, she moved back to Lakeport to assist in the care of her mother who died in 2001 at the age of 100. Miss Bryant served as Treasurer of the United Baptist Church in Lakeport from 1986 until 1997 and as Financial Secretary of the church. She also served as Treasurer of the Lakeport Woman's Club and as Treasurer of the Ready for Service Club of the United Baptist Church.
Miss Bryant loved cats. Her other interests included reading, exercising, knitting, gardening, house plants, classical music and opera.
Survivors include a sister, Mary E. "Betty" Goss, and her husband, Arnold S. Goss, of Lakeport; four nieces, Holly Goss Fish, Ellen Bryant Peters, Susan Bryant Nadeau and Anne Bryant Nute; two nephews, Steven Bryan Goss and Glenn S. Goss and six grandnieces and six grandnephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Harry L. Bryant, Jr.
In accordance with Miss Bryant's wishes, there will be no calling hours.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to do so may make donations in her memory to the United Baptist Church, 35 Park Street, Lakeport, NH 03246, the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive, Ste 101, Natick, MA 01760.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with h the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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