Keith H. Kellom

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Keith H. Kellom, 66, of Winchester, passed away unexpectedly and quietly on Thursday,March 17, 2022, in the comfort of his home after a brief period of declining health.

 

He was born a son to the late Mary E. (Temple) and Donald C. Kellom on July 28,1955 in Keene. Keith was educated locally at Thayer High School in Winchester.

Keith was formerly employed by F. W Webb Company as a manager for 30 years until he retired in 2020.

Keith was very involved in many different activities such as cooking, playing golf, taking trips to Maine, was an avid Red Sox fan, loved sports and NASCAR, feeding wild life, and always enjoyed a nice cold Moxie drink. He was also involved in playing softball for the Keene League.

Mr. Kellom is survived by his two children Jamie L Woronecki of Bellows Falls, VT and Tiffany M. Kellom of Keene, his two siblings Mark S. Kellom and wife Nicole of Winchester and Barry Kellom and wife Karen Thompson of Winchester, his five grandchildren Morgan Vaudrien, Taylor Woronecki, Aaron Woronecki Jr, Nataleigh McKenn, and Logan McKeen. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Keith is now rejoined with his parents along with his brother James F. Kellom who passed on November 7, 2004.

In keeping with Keith’s values, there were no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11 am. in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Forest Lake Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made out to the Winchester Ambulance Service, 6 Parker Street, Winchester, NH 03470. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Homes and Crematories, Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.

 

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Roger E. Nichols

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Roger E. Nichols, 88, a lifelong resident of Keene, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the Keene Center Genesis in Keene, after a brief period of declining health.

He was born a son to the late Dorothy (Banks) and Karl T. Nichols on March 13, 1934 in Keene. He was educated locally at Keene High School. On August 24, 1951, Roger joined the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant on November 21, 1960.

On March 5, 1955, Roger married the love of his life Carolyn Putnam at the Court St. Congregational Church. They were happily married for 51 years until she passed away on August 26, 2006. Roger was fortunate enough to find love again.

He exchanged vows with Willa Mitchell on April, 25, 2009 and were happily married for the past 12 years until she passed away on January 11, 2022.

Roger was formerly employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for 30 years until he retired on March 13, 1989.

Roger enjoyed running in marathons and even ran the Boston Marathon two times and also enjoyed biathlons. He would spend his time going biking, hiking, kayaking, and playing golf and softball, and traveling. Roger was a big Red Sox and Patriots fan. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol. Roger played on the United States Marines Baseball team while stationed in Hawaii. He was a part of the Keene Senior Center Swingers organization, a member of the Moose Lodge, Keene Senior Center, and the Rough Riders retired postal cycling club. Roger was a member of the United Church of Christ.

Mr. Nichols is survived by his three children, Cathy Gray and her husband Peter of Keene, Kelley A. Nichols and her husband Gary Trapani of Langdon, and Terri L. Skantze and her husband Norman of Wolfboro, along with his brother George Nichols of Winchester. He is also survived by his five grandchildren Nicholas Garon and his wife Raven, Benjamin Gray, Eliza Gray, Jane Skantze, and William Skantze, along with four great grandchildren Kaydin, Kennedy, Elijah, and Niyam. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is now rejoined with his two siblings Nancy Keating and Richard Nichols.

Calling hours will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, May 13, 2022, with a funeral service at 1:00pm at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. A burial to follow at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Although flowers will be greatly appreciated, the family has requested that all donations may be made out to the Keene Senior Center, 70 Court Street, Keene, NH. 03431 or to Hospice and Community Services, Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.

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John T. Saulnier II

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John T. Saulnier II, 45, a resident of Keene and formerly of Swanzey, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 31, 2022, in the comfort of his home. He was born a son to the late Sheila A. (Trask) and John T. Saulnier on October 10, 1976, in Keene.

He was educated locally at the Community Christian School in West Swanzey, class of 1995. He also served in the US Army. John enjoyed playing video games, was an avid card collector and figurine collector. He also was a big Indianapolis Colts football fan.

Mr. Saulnier II is survived by his three siblings Christopher R. May and his wife, Stephanie of Buffalo Gap, TX. Eric A. May and his wife, Cally of Swanzey and Travis I. Saulnier and his wife, Robyn of Winchester. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 10:00 am. with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 125 Goodell Ave, Swanzey, NH. 03446. Burial will follow in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Homes and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Robert “Bob” H. Gewanter

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Robert “Bob” H. Gewanter, 90, of Keene, passed away peacefully while sleeping on Monday, April 25, 2022, at Alpine Health Care.

He was born a son to the late Ester (Gast) and Robert Gewanter on March 5, 1932, in Queens, NY. He was educated at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, class of 1949. After graduating high school, he attended Michigan State University earning his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, class of 1953.

On July 4, 1957, Robert exchanged vows with the love of his life, the late Marcia S. Goldenberg. They had a lovely wedding with their family and friends by their side.

Robert loved swimming in his younger years, always following the Boston Red Sox, woodworking, and taking walks with his dogs. Bob and his wife traveled to Europe, they enjoyed every minute of being there and learning about the culture. He was very active within the community such as being a member of the Congregation of Ahavas Achim, Morgan Owners Car Club, and participated in the Gymkhana and rally auto racing.

Mr. Gewanter is survived by his children, Catherine F. Gewanter of Rockville, MD. And Elizabeth “Beth” and her husband Greg Thoms of Potomac, MD. and his grandchild, Emma Thoms of Potomac, MD, and his sister-in-law Norma Gewanter of Deerfield MA. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Robert is now rejoined with his wife Marcia Gewanter who passed on June 2, 1993, along with his parents and his brother, Teddy Gewanter.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Beth Moses Cemetery, 1500 Wellwood Ave. West Babylon, NY. 11704.

All Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.

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Nathan “Nate” A. Head

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Nathan “Nate” A. Head, 40, a resident of Keene and formerly of Brattleboro, VT. passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022, in the comfort of his home.

He was born on March 21, 1982, to Lisa A. Clayton and Carl L. Head III in Brattleboro, VT.

Nate was educated at Northfield Mount Herman in Northfield, MA. class of 2000 where he excelled in football, track and field, and wrestling while at NMH. Nate also attended Springfield College in Springfield, MA.

He was employed by the Auto Mall in Brattleboro, VT. as a beloved and well-respected sales manager for several years.

Nathan enjoyed watching football, baseball, especially the Red Sox, Celtics basketball, barbequing, and going on bike rides. He also loved to spend some of his time making wooden pens, deep-sea fishing, snowmobiling, boating, and watching NASCAR. Nate was a part of the Cheshire County Shooting Sports EDU Foundation at the Ferry Brook Range.

Mr. Head leaves behind his mother, Lisa Clayton, and her husband, Terry of Florida. His father, Carl Lewis Head III, and his wife, Grace of Vernon, VT. His long partner, Emily Hammer of Keene. Her children that Nate loved as if they were his own, Landon and Colton of Keene. A brother, Brian McCormick, and his wife, Cynara of Oakridge, TN. A sister, Kimberly McCormick of Oak Island, NC. Grandparents, Lynn and Calvin C. Lowe of Hinsdale, NH. and Audrey Craig of Knoxville, TN. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends. Nathan is predeceased by his grandfather, Carl Lewis Head, Jr. A special tribute to John and Rhonda Burgess, who pre-deceased him of Brattleboro, VT. for the significant impact on Nate’s life.

A gathering to celebrate the life of Nathan Head will be held at the Best Western, 401 Winchester St. Keene, NH. 03431 on Sunday, May 1st. at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in memory of Nathan A. Head to the American Heart Association by going to their website, www.heart.org or by calling (1)866-661-8730. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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