Devin A. Tardiff, 27, of Keene and formerly of Roxbury died at home after taking control of his life and ending it.
Devin was born the youngest son of Dream (Beauregard) and Donald Tardiff on April 22, 1990 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 2008. Devin went on in his studies and applied to an accelerated program at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies, class of 2011
He was recently employed by the Timkin Co. in Keene where he worked to follow a long family tradition of machinists for them. Prior, he had worked at Full Flex in Brattleboro, Target of Keene, and Ruger Co. in Newport NH.
Devin enjoyed many things in life. Time was spent riding motorcycles and snowmobiling. He loved music and concerts. Devin was an accomplished guitar player where he wrote his own music and played with a small garage band of friends over the years. Devin had a great appreciation for many types of arts. He was a third-degree brown belt in Kung Fu. He enjoyed being with nature and the outdoors. He was not a man who took the easy route. He was a hard worker and enjoyed a challenge. Devin also had a softer side to him. Family time was very important as well as spending time and being available for his friends. He was an avid reader known for reading comic books to science books. He liked to brew beer and make honey mead. In his younger years he played Carl Ripken baseball, was a member of the monadnock Regional High School lacrosse and football teams. He was an occasional skateboarder with the prompting of his older brother.
Mr. Tardiff is survived by his parents, Don and Dream Tardiff of Roxbury. His brother, Amos J. Tardiff of Keene. A niece, Aryanah Vayens of Antrim. In addition he leaves; aunts, a great uncle, many cousins, extended family and lots of friends.
Burial will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11am. in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Devin A. Tardiff to: Samaritans for suicide prevention, 103 Roxbury St. Ste 203, Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com