GILFORD — Steven David Selig, 71, of Gilford and Amelia Island, Fla., died Monday after a long and ferocious fight with cancer.
Steve was a loving and energetic husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by many and his memory will forever be in our hearts.
Steve was born on Nov. 9, 1942 in Laconia, the son of Irving and Frances Brindis Selig. Steve graduated from Laconia High School in 1960. He attended Syracuse University and earned a BA in history in 1964. Steve was a member of the Syracuse Ski Team and Golf Team, Chancellor of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, and a member of the SU student Council.
Upon graduation, he joined the Air Force. After completing Officers Training School and navigator training, he attended the Nuclear Weapons School at Mather Air Force Base and then B-52 training at Castle Air Force Base. Steve was assigned to the 99th Bomb Wing at Westover Air Force Base. He flew B-52 aircrafts for five years, completing over 250 combat missions in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Attaining the rank of captain, Steve was awarded numerous medals including, The Presidential Unit Citation (twice); The Air Medal (10 times); The Distinguished Flying Cross (twice); and the Silver Star.
After his military service, Steve joined the family business and became Senior Vice President-Sales and then President of Laconia Shoe Company Inc., as well as President of its branded division, Street Cars. After selling the company, Steve joined Craddock-Terry Inc., in Lynchburg, Va., as executive vice president, in charge of sales, marketing, and product design. In 1998, he founded his own company, Selig Enterprises Company Inc.
Steve was kind, passionate, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a ski instructor at Gunstock for 24 years, and was a ski coach for the boys and girls Gilford High School Ski teams for eight years. During that time, his teams won five New Hampshire State Ski Championships. He loved golf, and spent many days on the golf course in Laconia and Amelia Island, Fla. Those who were fortunate to play with Steve described him as a graceful and outstanding low-handicap golfer.
Steve also loved sailing. He was a member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club in Gilford since 1977. He served as Commodore and as a member of the board. He made many contributions to the WYC and is remembered for starting the "Ship Store," designing all WYC apparel himself, and planning annual family-fun WYC picnics on Bear Island.
Steve also had a love of art. He was an accomplished photographer. Steve enjoyed viewing the world through his camera lens and sharing that beauty with others. He spent many days at Amelia Island taking pictures and playing golf.
Steve was an active member and contributor to the Amelia Island Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery.
Steve is survived by his wife, Jeanie; and four children: Todd and Loren Selig of Durham, Tammy and Chris Stevens of Belmont, Tari Selig of Manchester, and Tiffany Selig of Manchester. Papa Steve has 4 wonderful grandchildren: Zoe, Gabi, Ella and David. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Joyce Selig of Laconia; and sister Peggy Selig of Laconia; sister-in-law Karen and Hershel Thrasher of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and brother-in-law John and Jenny England of Huntland, Tenn. Steve has seven nieces and nephews; 19 great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous cousins. He was adored by his family.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. in Temple B'nai Israel at 210 Court St. in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nathan and Jennie Brindis Charitable Trust, PO Box 160; Laconia, NH 03247.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 07:50
PLYMOUTH — Douglas D. Fife, 72, of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
Born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Elmhurst, Ill., he was the son or Emrold and Marjorie (Nelson) Fife. Douglas was raised in Elgin, Ill., attending local schools. He furthered his education at MacMurray College, earning his B.A. in psychology, and attained his Master's in learning psychology, and his Ph.D., in psychological psychology from the University of South Dakota.
After completing his education, Douglas moved to Plymouth, where he joined the Plymouth State College faculty in 1970. He played an active role in creating many of the present degree programs and also in designing the psychology facilities that are in use today.
During his tenure at Plymouth State University, Douglas taught in numerous fields of psychology, including adolescent, adulthood and aging, comparative psychology, development and understanding, educational psychology, history and systems, lifespan developmental psychology, perception, physiological psychology, and psychology seminar.
Douglas met his beloved wife Barbara in 1971 at the former JJ Newberry's (at the lunch counter) and they were married in 1972. His personal hobbies included model railroads and railroad history. He had a sizable collection of model trains.
Douglas was predeceased by his parents, and his beloved wife Barbara (Sinclair) Fife, in 2006.
He is survived by his two loving sons, Timothy G. Fife, of Portsmouth, and Daniel E. Fife, of Plymouth. Douglas is also survived by many valued friends and co-workers at Plymouth State University and many friends throughout the Greater Plymouth area.
A calling hour will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, from 6 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home following the calling hour at 7 p.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor emeritus of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, in Lincoln, and will be private.
Donations in Douglas' memory may be made to the Heritage Fund of the NH Historical Society. www.nhhistory.org
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Douglas' Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 06:47
MEREDITH — Sarah M. Fleming (Rowlands), (97), of 52 Circle Drive, passed away at Franklin Regional Hospital on Sunday August 3, 2014
Sarah was born April 3, 1917 in Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada the daughter of James and Alice Fleming (Parsons). She moved to Center Harbor from Marystown, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada in 1947 with her husband James Francis Fleming and their two children at the time; John Russell and Dennis. They later moved to Meredith, where Sarah worked at Golden View Nursing Home as a nursing assistant for more than 20 years.
Survivors include her children; John Russell Fleming, Dennis Fleming, Joseph Fleming, Debra Fleming, and Regina Dunleavy. Sarah was predeceased by her husband in 2005 and her son Kevin in 2002 and a grandson Kevin, Jr. in 2012. Sarah is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Sarah came from a very large and loving family.
Sarah used to spend some time crocheting, but her true love and passion was her family, spending time with grandchildren and talking to other people.
Calling hours for Sarah will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm at the Meredith Funeral Home; Route 3 and Cataldo Road, Meredith, New Hampshire.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 8, at 11am. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Route # 25, Meredith. The Very Reverend Dennis J. Audet V. F., pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Sarah's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
Prescott Libby, 73
FRANKLIN — Prescott T. Libby, 73, of Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Prescott "Mistah" was born in Hill, the son of the late Norman M. and Marion (Prescott) Libby.
Prescott attended Jennie D. Blake grade school in Hill and later in Loudon. He also attended a trade school in Massachusetts.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth V. Cutter and Helen R. Moyer; and two brothers, Miles N. Libby and Roland T. Libby.
He is survived by three sisters, Alberta M. Daigneau of Rutherfordton, N.C., Marion Grout and husband Ernest, of Alexandria, Virginia L. Cantara and husband Alfred of Hill; a brother, Anson E. Libby and wife Barbara of Hill; many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 08:31