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Nathaniel M. Johnson, 74

LACONIA — Nathaniel M. "Nat" Johnson, PE, 74, of Laconia, NH passed away at CRVNA Hospice House, Concord, NH on Monday, January 6, 2014 with his wife at his side.

Mr. Johnson grew up in Antrim, NH, the son of Carroll M. Johnson and Helen B. Johnson (Munroe.) Nat graduated from Tilton School in '56 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute '60 with a BSEE. He was a man of integrity who was dedicated to his work and generous with his time. He invented the Ground Fault Interrupter sensor (GFI) and holds many other US and foreign patents related to carbon capture and multi-pollutant control solutions. He co-founded Powerspan LLC and was sole proprietor of Winnipesaukee Associates. Nat was fortunate to work in a field he loved. Nat was devoted to the men at the firehouse and his job as Fire Prevention Officer of the Laconia Fire Department. He retired in 2002 to work as a Fire and Arson Investigator. He became well known for his expertise in the field. He wrote code for and served BOCA and NFPA. He was an expert witness in NH, VT, ME, MA, CT and NY. Nat was community oriented; he supported the Lakes Region and the City of Laconia by serving on the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustments, the Lakes Region Planning Commission, and as President of the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association. He was also an Adjunct Professor at the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College Laconia and taught classes in math, fire and electrical. Nat was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and was a licensed Professional Engineer in NH, ME and VT. He was also a licensed master electrician and private investigator. Nat will be greatly missed by his family, friends, business associates and the many fire protection and fire investigation related boards and organizations he served.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Adrienne M. Johnson, his son, Andrew, daughter, Elizabeth, four grandchildren and two sisters, Pamela and Sarah. He was predeceased by his parents.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Nat's name to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Fire Protection Engineering, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609

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 Friday, 24 January 2014 08:25

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Harley Q. Towers

LACONIA — Baby Harley Quinn Towers, of Laconia, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Harley was born on December 11, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.

She leaves behind her parents, Averil Taylor and Jon Towers, both of Laconia, her siblings Sid Towers, Jamie Towers and Leia Taylor, all of Laconia, grandmothers Lisa Taylor of Belmont, Elaine Lord of Alton, Myrion Heighton of Lexington, Mass. and Deborah (Heighton) Towers of Moultonborough, grandfathers Daniel Heighton of Lexington, Mass., Aurther Towers of Moultonborough, Douglas Horne of Laconia and Wendell Corrow of Laconia, Aunts Elizabeth, Jessica, Beth and Tina, Uncles Jimmy and Joey and several cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandfather, James Taylor.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow the calling hours at 6 p.m., also at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Averil Taylor, 192 Union Ave, Apt 6, Laconia, NH 03246.

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 Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:06

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Nancy J. Tkach, 70

GILFORD — Nancy J. Tkach, 70, of 9 Jay Drive, died peacefully at her son's home in New Hampton on Monday, January 20, 2014 with her family by her side.
Mrs. Tkach was born May 22, 1943 in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of Raymond and Lillian (Roth) Wirth. She resided in Methuen, Mass. and graduated from Methuen High School in 1961 and from the University of New Hampshire in 1965. She resided in Enfield, N.H. for a several years before moving to Gilford in 1972.
Mrs. Tkach had been employed as a medical technologist for New England Clinical Labs for twenty years and was a lab technician for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, retiring in 2005.
Mrs. Tkach is survived by two sons, Bret A. Tkach and his wife, Kate, of New Hampton, N.H. and Chris Tkach and his wife, Grace, of Charlestown, Mass. and a brother, Peter Wirth, and his wife, Linda, of Hebron, N.H. She was predeceased by her husband, A. Bert Tkach, in 2007 and by her parents.
There will be no calling hours.
Private Funeral Service will be held.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA) 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222.
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 Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:02

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Velma C. Taber, 96

LACONIA — Velma C. Taber, 96, of 7 Chapin Terrace died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2014. She was the widow of Aymar Taber who died in 2001.
Mrs. Taber was born August 15, 1917 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Lincoln D. and Grace (Sinclair) Fitzpatrick. On her birthday in 1944, she married the love of her life, Aymar Taber, to whom she was happily married for 57 years. She resided in Bedford, Mass. for several years before moving to Laconia in 1965. She was self-employed as a music teacher for several years, teaching students to play the organ.
Mrs. Taber was deeply loved by her sons. She also loved arts and crafts, ceramics, needle point and sewing. She was an avid lover of music and played the organ at numerous locations in the Lakes Region. She was an avid animal lover.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen A. Taber of Laconia and Lee C. Clow, Jr. of Safety Harbor, Florida; two grandchildren, Lynn Burko and her husband Mitchell of Syracuse, New York and Lisa Garcia and her husband Art of Clearwater, Florida; four great grandchildren, Max and Hayley Burko of New York and David and Sarah Garcia of Florida; one sister, Glesca Buchanan Worden of Port Charlotte, Florida; a niece, Carol Taber Wyzansky, and her husband, Stan, of Billerica, Mass. and three nephews, Kenneth Taber of Gloucester, Mass., Robert Taber, and his wife, Rinda, and their children, Genifer and Christine, all of Reading, Mass. and Michael Buchanan, and his wife Francine, of Dunkirk, New York, her grand niece, Crystal Furnee and her husband, Phil, of Meredith and their children, Allison Brown and Erin Furnee of Meredith, and grand nephew Bradley Buchanan of Concord.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford.
Burial will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P. O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:00

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