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Erwin 'Sam' Sanborn, 88

LACONIA — Erwin "Sam" Sanborn, 88, of 333 Mechanic Street, Lakeport, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Sam was born July 28, 1926 in Everett, Mass., the son of the late Forest and Iris Belle (Langley) Sanborn. He resided in Everett until moving to Laconia in 1945. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII and had been employed by the U. S. Postal Service in Laconia for forty-seven years, retiring in 1988 as the Assistant Postmaster.
Sam was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Laconia Post #1670 and the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post #1. He enjoyed golfing and bowling and ran the ping pong tournaments at the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Carmen Juliette (Fecteau) Sanborn, of Lakeport; his daughter, Heidi Beatrice Sanborn Sweetland, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Kaela Ashley Sweetland and Colin James Sweetland and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his four brothers, Russell, Parker, Arthur and Spencer and by his two sisters, Marjorie and Natalie.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.
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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Jeffrey S. St. Louis, 52

LAS CRUCES, N. M. — Jeffrey Scott St. Louis, 52, a resident of Las Cruces, NM died at his home June 6, 2014 following a period of failing health. Jeff was born in Laconia, NH, August 2, 1961, son of the late Raymond J. and Judy (Johnson) St. Louis. Jeff was a graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton. Following graduation he enlisted in the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged. He lived in El Paso, Texas and continued working for the U. S. Army in Civil Service. He married Rosa Ramirez while in El Paso. Jeff later worked for a number of years with Southwestern Bell in El Paso. A devout Catholic, Jeff was a parishioner of St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso and active with the local animal shelter there. He was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph Scott St. Louis and parents, Raymond who died in 2002 and mother Judy who died in 2014. Jeff leaves, his daughter, Diana St. Louis of San Jose, Calif. Sisters, Karen Ober of Sanbornton, N.H., Lisa McCoole of Raymond, N.H. and Stacey Erlick of Belmont, N.H. Brothers, Kevin of Washington State, Anthony of Madbury, N.H., and Timothy of Loveland, Colo. Aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

A rosary will be recited Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:30 at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Cemetery in Tilton.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Jeff's name to either, the New Hampshire Humane Society, P. O. Box 572. Laconia, NH 03247-0572 or to the Food Pantry, St. Joseph Parish, P. O. Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220-0285.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:11

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Steven D. Selig, 71

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

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Douglas Fife, 72

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

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