The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting
at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on May
17th beginning at 1 pm. All who are interested in stamp
collecting are welcome to attend. Meet other collectors and
learn more about their hobby and varied interests in Philatelic
resources and issues. For more information, call Dan Day at
The Pittsfield Area Senior Center would
like to invite you to a Mother’s Day Tea Party Brunch on Friday, May
06, at 10:00AM. Come out, celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party,
and if you are extra hungry a brunch will be served. Donations are
welcome for the brunch because it is a Meal on Wheels (MOW)
Fundraiser. Join the fight to stop senior hunger, according to Meals
on Wheels of America.org, one in six seniors struggle with hunger.
Your local MOW program helps to prevent this, while enabling these
individuals to stay independently in their own homes, and they
receive the benefit of wellness checks five days a week. So come out
and have a good time talking, drinking, and eating while doing
something positive to stop elderly hunger. If planning on coming for
the brunch please call 435-8482 so food can be planned accordingly.
The Senior Center is located on 74 Main St. in Pittsfield.
The Pittsfield Area Senior Center is
having live entertainment on Tuesday, May 10, at 10:30AM. Don Smith
plays his guitar and sings with a country flare. Don has played at
many local places and he is very entertaining. So come out for a
free show and a lunch. Please call 435-8482 if planning on staying
for lunch so the meal can be planned correctly.
Citizen Of The Year
It is time to pick the 2016 Pittsfield
Citizen of the Year. Who’s activities and accomplishments to better
our town do you feel make them eligible for this year’s award?
Please send the name of your nominee and the reason they should be
Citizen of the Year to:
Citizen of the Year
P O Box 173
Pittsfield N H 03263
Nominations must be received by June 8,
Who: You and the Greater Pittsfield
Chamber of Commerce
What: Annual Yardsale
Where: Your address in Barnstead,
Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon, Northwood or Pittsfield or New
Community site at Dustin Park
When: June 3rd-5th, 8am-2pm, you choose 1,
2 or 3 days, same price.
How Much: $5 for individual registration, $10 for multifamily, $0
for non profits
Why? Started in 1997 by the Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce
the Annual Yardsale was created to bring people to town in a way
that showed off the entire town of Pittsfield. What better way
to explore the beauty and opportunities in Pittsfield than by
exploring the back roads and side streets and conversing with the
residents. In the past 19 years, people from all over New England
have come to our area to enjoy the Yardsale. Many neighboring towns
started to hold town wide events at the same time. In 2013 the
Pittsfield Town Wide Yardsale was changed to a Multi-Town Yardsale
to include all member towns of the Chamber. This was done in order
to offer the benefit of this widely advertised event to our
entire membership area as well as to help promote the yardsales of
the weekend in all of our member towns. The transition has brought
changes to the event, spreading the traffic over 7 towns instead of
a concentration on downtown Pittsfield. We are excited to continue
on with the larger event again this year, expanding to three days to
allow shoppers and sellers more time to buy and sell.
It is a fun weekend for those visiting our
area and a gratifying weekend for those participants cleaning out
their attics and garages!
Participants register their home or business address in order to
advertise their personal Yardsale. Multi family locations are
welcome and encouraged. Non profits find this to be an excellent
fund raising opportunity. The map of registered locations will be
available online at www.PittsfieldChamber.org in
the days prior to the event. There will also be a printable list of
addresses available on the website.
Want to register? Registration forms will be available in the
Suncook Valley Sun and online at
Questions? Contact [email protected]
A Local Beekeeper’s
Submitted By Lauren
Lauren Martin is a senior at Pittsfield
Middle High School in Pittsfield. Lauren is earning a Biology credit
based on research and experiments with the bee population through
the Extended Learning Opportunity Program and amateur beekeeper Kate
This is the third in a series of five
articles that will focus on how to combat this problem locally.
Resources used, shared by request.
As mentioned in the previous two articles,
bees need all the help that they can get. Beekeepers are often are
the best option for speaking out for their hives because of their
experience with the insects. Kate Dockham is a local amateur
beekeeper who agreed to be interviewed on the subject.
In order to help bees, it may not take
more thought than deciding what kind of plants that will be put in
your garden. When asked about what people can do to support local
beekeepers, Kate Dockham said, “My first concern for my bees is
food. So my neighborhood can help support my hives with gardens full
of plants that need to be pollinated.” Daffodils, clover, and even
hazelnut trees are a few of many sources of nectar for local bees.
Even if you suspect that no bees are close by, Kate said, “While
bees prefer to find food close to home, they will search for food up
to 5 miles away.” Maintaining a garden is one small way to improve
the lives of bees.
Another is buying honey. If it’s the fresh honey from a farmer’s
market or directly from a beekeeper, buying honey supports
beekeepers themselves. Kate said, “I think for those that sell
honey, people can support a backyard beekeeper with purchases
because it is an expensive undertaking.” Each healthy hive a
beekeeper cares for creates a surplus of honey, and it’s not
detrimental to the bees to take some to support their beekeeping. An
average hive can create around 30lbs of surplus honey a year,
according to Urban Homestead. Beekeepers can ensure that the bees
always have enough for winter, including supplementing if necessary,
while still harvesting whole pounds of honey from their combs.
If you’re a beekeeper yourself, Kate had
some advice for supporting other beekeepers, and said, “I think
beekeepers can also support the cause by getting out to local school
and organizations and explain the need, the dangers, help people
understand so they are not in fear.” Education and awareness are
important to removing some of the fear associated with bees. When
people understand that honey bees mean no harm, willingness to help
efforts to save the bees increases.
Regardless of how you show your support to
honey bees, any small amount helps when considering the impact of
CCD on hives. Honey bees are important locally and outside state
borders. The next article will discuss specifics on how to support
the bees directly.
What Do You
Really Know About Lyme Disease?
Practical Strategies for prevention, treatment, and management of
Submitted By Nathalie Snyder
May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. In an effort to support the
community, raise awareness, and provide a clearer understanding of
Lyme Disease; The Sanctuary Bodyworks and Sauna will be offering an
informative talk Wednesday, May 11th, from 6-7:30 pm. Clinical
herbalist Sara Woods Kender and Kelly Chace, LMT, bodyworker,
Herbalist, Aromatherapist will be sharing their knowledge,
experience and holistic approach that will not only inform, but help
to empower individuals in their understanding of and methods of
prevention, detection, and treatment of Lyme Disease. A discussion
of viable Holistic and safe options using Herbs, Nutritional
Support, Bodywork, Massage and Sauna Therapy; all offered at the
Sanctuary. The event will conclude with a brief question and answer
period. Pre-registration is required as limited seating is available
for this event. Please contact Kelly @ 603-393-6602 to register. The
Sanctuary Bodyworks and Sauna is located at 175 Barnstead Rd Suite
1, Pittsfield. Visit
www.thesanctuarybodyworksandsauna.abmp.com for further info
regarding Lyme Disease in NH.
Catamount Womenaid Plans Spring Plant Sale
Gardeners will be delighted with the wide
variety of locally grown plants at Catamount Womenaid’s Spring Plant
Sale on Saturday, May 21 from 9 to 3:00.
The sale will be at Christie’s Antiques at
1740 Dover Rd. (Route 4) in Epsom--the purple house on the hill
across from Cumberland Farms. All the plants, which have been
donated by local gardeners and nurseries, will be ready for transfer
into home garden beds. Choose from dozens of varieties of perennials
and annuals suitable for full sun to shade at reasonable prices.
Home gardeners and nurseries with plants to donate should contact
All proceeds will benefit Catamount
Womenaid which provides emergency financial relief for individuals
and families in Deerfield, Epsom, Pittsfield and Strafford (see
VA Secretary Joins Others In Pledge To
Donate Their Brains To VA-lead TBI Research Program
WASHINGTON - The Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Robert A. McDonald announced that he, along with three-time Olympic
gold medalist swimmer Nancy Hogshead-Makar and former NFL player and
Super Bowl champion Phil Villapiano, have pledged to donate their
brains to advance brain research conducted by VA in partnership
with the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
The announcement was made at the VA-hosted
Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion, a public-private partner event
which builds on the trailblazing efforts of a number of
distinguished VA brain researchers and brings together many of the
most influential voices in the field of brain health to identify and
advance solutions for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“As I listened to the very powerful
personal stories from Veterans and the challenges the world’s top
researchers are working to overcome in TBI, I made a decision: I
decided to join the hundreds of Veterans and athletes who have
already donated their brain to the VA Brain Bank so that I may, in a
small way, contribute to the vital research happening to better
understand brain trauma,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert
A. McDonald. “This is a very, very serious issue, one that affects
Veterans and non-Veterans alike. We don’t know nearly as much as we
should about brain health, but if there’s one thing I’ve seen after
visiting almost 300 VA facilities in the past two years: our
Veterans, particularly those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are
greatly affected by TBI. VA needs to continue leading the coalition
of scientists working to improve their lives.
“Building more and stronger strategic
partnerships is one of the five strategies of the MyVA
transformation. Today, we witnessed a room full of the world’s
leading experts coming together under the convening authority of VA
to solve one of our most significant challenges, particularly among
our younger Veterans. I’m proud to do my part because I know that
the researchers at VA are committed to improving lives and they have
my full support.”
“Concussions were ignored for a long time
and viewed largely as an invisible injury but chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE) is something we can see and something we can
understand. It reveals that brain trauma can have long-term and
devastating consequences,” said Chris Nowinski, former WWE wrester
and co-founder and president of the Concussion Legacy Foundation
which leads outreach and recruiting for the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank.
“The Concussion Legacy Foundation is working to create a culture of
brain donation in America by asking living athletes and Veterans to
donate their brains to the Brain Bank to be researched by VA and
Boston University researchers. It’s a perfect partnership because
the most common victims of CTE are athletes and Veterans and by
researching both as a part of one program, the sports community and
Veteran community can work together to solve this problem. We all
need to work together to solve the concussion crisis.”
The VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank is directed by
VA’s own Dr. Ann McKee and is located at the Bedford VA Medical
Center. It is now the largest sports mTBI and CTE repository in the
world with over 325 brains donated, and over a thousand more
“The research on CTE all started with VA;
it began with a VA patient who was a well-known boxer and from that
first case of CTE, it has morphed into a tremendous research effort
involving NIH, DoD and many other organizations,” said Dr. Ann
McKee. “This is not a problem we can solve in any one lab. It’s
going to take medical researchers and scientists working with
business to detect where it first starts – on the battlefield and
sports field. We will need health assessments going into the future
for many years. That will take innovation and real input from
industry to stimulate this research. That’s why we need a collective
effort and his group of leaders is so important. I’m proud to be
here encouraging us all to work together to better care for
America’s Veterans and patients.”
Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion is a
two-day public-private partnership event hosted by VA. As the
largest, integrated health care system in the country, VA is using
its convening authority to bring together many of the most
influential voices in the field of brain health – to include the
Department of Defense, the sports industry, private sector, federal
government, Veterans and community partners - to identify and
advance solutions for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Issues related to brain health and head trauma transcend the
Veteran and military community, impacting all Americans. By
highlighting the themes of collaborative research, medical
technology, and sports innovation for player safety, Brain Trust
participants are discussing the prevention, diagnosis, treatment,
rehabilitation and reintegration of Veterans, athletes, and
Americans in general - suffering from head trauma related injuries.
The event will also serve as a showcase for many of the advancements
that VA is pioneering to improve brain health for Veterans, the
military and for the American public at large.
In addition to many of the world’s most
accomplished brain research scientists, Brain Trust attendees
include sports commentator Bob Costas, Gen. Peter Chiarelli (CEO of
One Mind, and the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army), Briana
Scurry (former U.S. Women’s Soccer Player), Jeanne Marie Laskas
(author of the GQ article that inspired the movie “Concussion”),
Terry O’Neil (16-time Emmy award winner), representatives from the
NFL Players Association, the NFL, the NCAA, DARPA, DOD, NIH, CDC,
and many more.
For more information on donating to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank or to
get involved, go to:
For more information on VA’s work on TBI, go to:
The Dixie Swim Club
The Pittsfield Players will present THE
DIXIE SWIM CLUB at the Scenic Theatre on May 19th-21st at 7:30pm and
the 22nd matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $12.00 and will go on sale on
May 1 through Ticketleap or by calling the theatre 603-435-8852.
The play, directed by Carole Neveux, is
about five Southern women, whose friendship began when they were on
the swim club and continues still after thirty-three years. They
recharge their relationships each August at the same beach cottage
on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Sheree, the teams captain,
continues to be the group leader. Dinah, the wisecracking
overachiever is a career dynamo. Pampered Lexie, is determined to
hold on to her youthful looks as long as she is able, even after
numerous divorces. Vernadette, who is very self-deprecating, and
acutely aware of chaos in her life, embraces it. Rounding out the
group is their very own little “ray of sunshine” Sister Mary Esther.
These four weekends, which are a glimpse
of the years they have been together, show us how they deal with
life’s challenges, and even through the raucous repartee, when fate
throws a wrench in their lives, their team work spirit proves to be
strong and vibrant. This hilarious comedy is best described as a
cross between “Steel Magnolias and The Golden Girls”
Josiah Carpenter Library Monthly News –May
Preschool story hour Thursdays May 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00 am –
11:00 am May themes are giraffes, lady bugs, turtles and gardens.
Join Mrs. Grainger & Ms. Rosalie for a fun filled hour of stories,
crafts and a snack. Ages 2 – 5
Afterschool Maker Club May 4th
Mother’s day crafts; May 18- June 15th
Beginner Snap Circuitry
workshops. Ages Kindergarten and up. Program runs from 3:30-4:30 pm.
Sign-ups (sign-ins) required.
Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Gone” by Michael Grant on
Thursday, May 12th between 7-8:30 pm at the library
Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday,
May 17, 2016 at 7 pm May 18th Mrs. Grainger visits Blueberry Express
Daycare to read stories from the library from 10:00-11:00 am New!
Mini Technology tutorials offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by
appointment. The library has Windows 7 installed on all its public
access computers! Please call the library or stay tuned for next
week’s edition for more details.
Read Meet & Talk Join us for an exciting book discussion on “In an
Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume; an adult novel with mixed reviews but
with some common historical elements that we hope will generate some
interesting comments. The book club meets at the Pittsfield
Senior Community Center Tuesday, May 24th at 10:30. Stay for a
leisurely lunch afterward.
“1, 2, 3, Cook!” May 31st at 12:00 noon at
the Pittsfield Senior Center: A new cooking book club designed to
use cookbooks from the library and the use of the Senior Center
kitchen and lunch facilities. If you enjoy cooking, or want to learn
more about cooking, this group is for you.
The Summer Reading Program’s theme is “Get
in the Game- Read!” Moms and Dads, parents and grandparents, join us
at the Pittsfield Elementary on June 10th at 1:15 pm to enjoy and
special performance with Steve Blunt and his band as they introduce
our 2016 theme with some great music. This performance is provided
by a “Kids, Books and the Arts” grant, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne
Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, NH State Council on
the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts. The library staff is
looking forward to bringing you an exciting schedule of library
programs throughout the summer.
Helping Keep Pittsfield Healthy: Part 2
A Series of Open and Honest
Dialogues with a Family Doctor!
Come to hear about current health topics and discuss with fellow
parents and Bobby Kelly, MD Dr. Kelly is a local family doctor who
sees patients in Epsom, Concord and at the PATCH clinic at
Pittsfield Middle High School. He is a former middle school
teacher, and has an interest in adolescent medicine and community
partnerships. Dr. Kelly is a part of several teams that are
working to improve the health of New Hampshire teens, with a focus
on collaborating with members of the community outside of the
medical clinic. He is excited to be working with Paula Martel
and The Pittsfield Youth Workshop, as well as meeting with parents
and teens to discuss ways we can achieve optimal health in our
Tuesday, May 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Topic – “The Opioid Crisis in NH”
• What are some of the current issues?
• What is “naloxone”? What is “buprenorphine”?
• What can we do to help keep our kids
Tuesday, June 14th 5:30pm-7:30pm
• Topic TBA – will be discussed at May
Food provided, NO cost to parents, Children are welcome
to be a part of the discussions.
Any questions or concerns please contact Paula Martel at 435-8272 or
The Suncook Valley Rotary Club recently welcomed two new members to
the club, both who are Pittsfield residents. Adam Cote with club
president Lynne Marston (top) and Adam Gauthier with club member
Fallon Reed (bottom). The Suncook Valley Rotary Club welcomes
both Adams to our club!!!
Concord Regional VNA Offers Talking With
Your Doctor Presentation in Pittsfield
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse
Association is offering a free presentation “Talking With Your
Doctor” on Tuesday, May 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pittsfield
Senior Center, 74 Main Street in Pittsfield.
Developed by the National Institute on
Aging, this program helps older adults make the most of their
medical appointments. As part of this workshop, we discuss how to
get ready for a doctor’s visit, provide tips on having successful
conversations about your health concerns, and how to work with your
doctor when making decisions about your care.
To register, call (603) 224-4093 or (800)
924-8620, ext. 5815.
The April meeting of the Dorcas Guild of the First Congregational
Church of Pittsfield began with a call to order and welcome by
President Mary Jo Powelson. Gailann Newton began with devotions
reading from: If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules. All
joined in “The Lord’s Prayer.” Diane Vaughan read correspondence and
sent around cards for signing. Both the secretary’s report and
treasurer’s report were accepted as read.
The food basket brought by MaryJo went to
Bev Murdough and will go next to Audrey Moore. The mystery package
brought by Bev was won by Elaine Coffey.
We next discussed our project, which is
twin-sized spreads, blankets, adult hats and mittens for the VA.
These items go home with the vets as they transition.
The new plastic vestry tables will be
purchased hopefully by the next meeting. Linda Towle gave an update
on the nursery refurbishment project. The Merrimack County “Meals on
Wheels” fundraiser, which is a “Walk-a-thon” on May 21, coincides
with the memorial service for Sally Lewis. A motion was made and
carried that we make a donation to the fundraiser. Bev Murdough will
make it happen.
The service for Sally Lewis will be held
at the North Barnstead Congregational Church, May 21. More details
will be provided as the time gets closer. We confirmed that the
Dorcas Guild will host the 2017 World Day of Prayer service. The
Dorcas Guild will host Fellowship Hour the third Sunday of every
month even through the summer. Our June Banquet will be held June 14
at 6 p.m. Gailann and Bev will research restaurants.
Delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all
as we revealed our Prayer Partners. Next meeting is May 10 at 6:30
p.m.with Kathy Bergeron and Mary Jo Powelson as hostesses. It is our
“White Elephant in a Brown Bag” event. Workgroup continues
Wednesdays from 10-2.
Submitted By Carl Anderson
Selectboard meeting 4/26/16
The Director of the Pittsfield Food Pantry
met with the BOS to discuss their dilemma regarding their present
location in the Town Hall basement. The town doesn’t appear to have
any other property that would properly serve their need and bringing
the current location up to State code looks prohibitively expensive.
A letter will go out for publication asking private property owners
to consider stepping up if they were given a tax break by the town.
Appointments were made for the Aqueduct
The Planning Board will be asking for
anyone interested in representing them at the NH Regional Planning
Commission to come forward.
A purchase offer for 11 Watson St. is
being countered in writing.
A junkyard complaint was discussed with
Health Officer Pszonowsky reporting his preliminary observations.
Pszonowsky, wearing his other hat as Fire Chief, asked that instead
of selling their obsolete generator, they give it to the Highway
Dept. for emergency use there. Seemed like a good idea to which no
one had any objection.
Last but not least, a new Selectboard
member was appointed to complete the term of Nicholas Hayes who
resigned in March. Out of 6 applicants, Roland Carter withdrew prior
to the meeting; Adam Gauthier declined to be interviewed by the BOS;
leaving the remaining applicants 15 minutes each to introduce
themselves and answer a few questions. Fred Hast, Jim Allard, Arthur
O’Hara, and Bob Wharem all presented themselves well during the
Despite a mandated public process that
seemed, to me at least, to be awkward and frankly uncomfortable, the
man selected by the Board to fill the position was Jim Allard. We
welcome him and we’re glad to now move forward with a full 5 person
Celebrate Drinking Water Week, May 1 -7,
Submitted By Kathy Kelley Of Epping Well &
Did you know that about 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with
water? 97% of the water on the earth is salt water and humans
can’t drink it. 2% of the water on earth is glacier ice at the
North and South Poles. This ice is fresh water and could be melted;
however, it is too far away from where people live to be usable.
Less than 1% of all the water on earth is
fresh water that we can use for drinking, transportation, heating
and cooling, industry, and many other purposes.
Water is a bargain. The average price of
water in the United States is less than $4.00 for 1,000 gallons. At
that price, a gallon of water costs less than one penny. How does
that compare with one can of soft drink?
• Without water, the earth would look like
• All living things need water to live.
• People can live several weeks without
food, but only a few days without water.
• We should drink six to eight glasses of
water each day!
• Water makes up 83% of our blood, 70% of
our brain, and 90% of our lungs.
• Overall, our bodies are 70% water.
• A tomato is about 95% water.
• An apple, a pineapple, and an ear of
corn are each 80% water.
• Check household faucets for leaks.
• A faucet with even a slow drip takes 10
to 25 gallons of water.
• 15 drips per minute add up to almost 3
gallons of water wasted per day, 65 gallons wasted per month, and
788 gallons wasted per year!
• A five-minute shower takes 10 to 25
gallons of water.
• Keep a pitcher of water in the
refrigerator; then you won’t have to run tap water to cool it.
• Use a broom to sweep your driveway,
garage, or sidewalk instead of using water.
• Use a bucket of water to wash your bike
or the family car and rinse quickly with a hose.
• Water your lawn in the evening or in the
early morning to avoid evaporation.
• Don’t leave water running; be sure to
turn it off when you are finished.
*The above and additional information can be found at:
Check out this web site for info and interactive, fun and
educational games. Happy drinking water week!
Mary Osborne Kolodziej
Mary Osborne Kolodziej (88), of Ricker Rd,
Loudon, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2016, at Highgate in
Paoli, PA, where she lived since 2013.
She is survived by her husband of fifty
eight years, Ted Kolodziej of Paoli, PA, daughters Jane Gruen of
Pottstown, PA, Carole (John) Erickson of Wayne, PA, and sons Brian
(Kris) of Atlanta, GA, and Bruce (Lili) of Red Bank, NJ.
She was a loving grandmother to Sarah
(Gruen) Snell, Rachel and Hannah Gruen, Abbey and Connor Kolodziej
and Lydia Erickson. Jonathan Snell is her infant great-grandson.
Mary was the daughter of John and Rena
Osborne of Loudon. She was predeceased by two brothers and one
sister, Russell and Kenneth Osborne and Rachel Kidder. She is
survived by two sisters, Dorothy Day and Priscilla Bechok, a brother
David Osborne and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by
Mary was born and raised on a dairy farm.
She loved to grow vegetables and work outdoors. She graduated from
Keene Teachers College in 1949 and spent her career teaching home
economics. She retired from the Manchester Public School System in
A Memorial Service will be held at Loudon Congregational Church on
Saturday, May 28th, beginning at 2:00pm. Burial will be at the
Moore Cemetery followed by light refreshments in the church’s
Memorial Contributions made in Mary’s name
to the Alzheimer’s Association would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord.
Online condolences can be expressed at
Matthew S. Cram
(1977 - 2016)
LOUDON – Matthew Scott Cram, age 38 of
Goshen Drive, Loudon, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in
He was born in Concord, May 3rd, 1977, the son of Linden S. and Jean
(Anderson) Cram, and was raised in Pittsfield. He was a Pittsfield
High School Graduate, class of 1996. He was currently attending SNHU
in Manchester. He was an Army veteran. He was employed as a Sales
Lead at Sears at the Mall of NH in Manchester. He was an avid car,
motorcycle, and ATV enthusiast.
Members of his family include his wife
Amanda (Clark) Cram and three sons Matthew Clark, Lucas Cram and
Joey Cram, all of Loudon, his parents Linden S. and Jean (Anderson)
Cram of Pittsfield, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his paternal
grandparents Clifton S. and Ruth S. Cram and maternal grandparents
Walter O. and Lee Anderson.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, April
30. The Rev. Jeff Owen, Pastor of the Faith Community Bible Church
of Loudon officiated. An interment service will be held at the NH
Veterans Cemetery at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his
memory may be made to the J.D.R.F. 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New
York, N.Y. 10004.
The Waters Funeral Home, Concord, David
Pollard, Director is assisting the family with arrangements.