Christopher “Chris” J. Hulsizer

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Christopher “Chris” J. Hulsizer, 48, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Belvedere, New Jersey died on Thursday, August 8, 2019, of natural causes at home.
Christopher was born the son of Constance J. (Coleman) Bowblis and the late Douglas Hulsizer on February 4, 1971, in Flemington, N.J. Chris and his family moved to the Keene area in 1986. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock High School class of 1989.

Chris was a kind and compassionate soul. He only saw the best in everyone. He was quick to forgive and was very understanding of others’ failings. He was courteous and mannerly. Always fair, he had a high regard for all life, even the smallest of creatures. Chris cared deeply for people, especially his family.

He had a great passion for music and was known for his tremendous knowledge and enjoyment of the music of many genres and loved discussing music with other aficionados. Chris was a D.J. on the college radio station, WKNH for many years. He was respected for his professionalism and interesting programming.

Chris also had an appreciation of art and particularly liked Monet and other impressionistic painters. He enjoyed photography and had a gift for capturing the simple beauties of nature. He also liked history, airplanes and classic cars. An intelligent man, he was an avid reader of many subjects and enjoyed conversations with people on many different topics. Chris was well known for his sense of humor. Chris gave back to his friends and family when possible. To many he was a rare gift of joy.
Chris was a spiritual person with solid beliefs and credited that with his ability to endure through many hardships. He was very honest and believed in being fair and giving to all.

Chris was a gentle person and will be long missed by his friends and family. He was deeply loved by many and very loving. He left an enduring mark on the many lives of those who were privileged to know him.

Mr. Hulsizer is survived by his parents; Constance (Connie) J. Bowblis and her husband, Robert of Keene, his siblings; Timothy R. Hulsizer of Roswell, GA and Cynthia Schilke and children Devon and Ayden Kpormegbey of Placerville, CA; his uncle James McCann and wife, Paula of Marlow; his aunt Cynthia Rogers and husband Bruce of Keene; aunt Barbara Sixt of Linden, NJ and uncle William Bowblis and wife Margo of Kinnelon, NJ; his cousins Daniel McCann of Marlow and Emma Rogers of Keene and Michael Sixt of High Bridge, NJ.
Chris is predeceased by his father, Douglas Hulsizer of Clinton, NJ and his grandparents Foster and Nina Hulsizer of Clinton, NJ, Edward and Eleene McCann of Sullivan, and William and Florence Bowblis of Neshanic Station, NJ.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will occur on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Sullivan Congregational Church, 4 Church St. Sullivan, NH. 03445. Burial will be private in the family lot at Sullivan Center Cemetery.
Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Christopher J. Hulsizer to: Monadnock Family Services (ACT Team) 64 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Lisa M. Pringle

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Lisa M. Pringle, 50, of Rindge died on August 2, 2019 in the comfort of her home with the love of family near. She passed peacefully after a long battle of medical complications.

Lisa was born the daughter of the late Jacqueline S. (Morrill) and Robert F. Gowey Sr. on November 20, 1968 in Ware, Massachusetts. She worked at Tomolian’s Restaurant in Keene as a waitress.

She was a loving, caring sister, mother and friend. She will be missed dearly by her close friends and family, who will remember her for the late night talks and walks to the water.

She survived by her son, James Pringle of Keene. Her siblings; Shirley Pierce of Fitzwilliam, Pollyanna Zatowski of Gardner, MA. Matthew Gowey of Iowa, John Gowey Sr. of Lowell, MA. Gina Gowey of Orange, MA. Steven Gowey of Manchester. In addition, she leaves; cousins, many nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Lisa is also predeceased by her siblings; Robert Gowey Jr, Richard Gowey, Alfred Gowey, Dean Gowey and Nancy Thibideau.

In keeping with Lisa’s wishes services are private. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Erma L. (Merrifield) Tindell

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Erma L. (Merrifield) Tindell, 86, of Concord, NH. and formerly of Keene, NH. and Walpole, NH. died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Harris Hill Center in Concord. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Erma was born the daughter of the late Lucille (Stout) and Glen Merrifield on March 15, 1933 in Burlingame, Kansas. She was educated in Kansas where she graduated from Burlingame High School class of 1951.

On April 8, 1955 she exchanged vows with the love of her life, L. Dale Tindell at the First Methodist Church in Burlingame, KS. Sadly, Dale passed on March 18, 2014 after almost fifty-nine years of marriage.

She worked as a Court Clerk for the DeKalb County Court House in Sycamore, Il. for eight years before retirement in 1998. Prior, she had worked for the telephone co. in Topeka, KS. Savings Bank of Walpole, Walpole, NH. and the Court House in Sycamore, IL.

She enjoyed many things in life. Her time was spent playing canasta, working on puzzles and crossword puzzles. For twenty years she loved taking the annual family trip to Kansas to attend family reunions. When time permitted, she was always up for visiting with family and friends, many times over a cup of coffee. She spent many hours going to the grandchildren’s sporting events to cheer them on.

Mrs. Erma Tindell is survived by her children; Glenda R. Secord and her husband, Walter of Keene, Kimberly A. Benoit and her husband, Douglas of Bow, Amy M. Davis and her husband, Dan of Limestone, ME. and Joan L. Ketchum and her husband, Bradford of Essex, MA. Seven grandchildren; Trevor Secord and his wife, Ashley, Benjamin Secord, Andrea Bickford and her husband, Ross, Brian Benoit and his wife, Lisa, Taylor Ketchum, Ethan Ketchum and Emma Ketchum. Four great grandchildren; Trevor Secord II, Willa Bickford, Arlo Bickford and Isla Benoit. A sister, Dorothy Goheen of Topeka, KS. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Her siblings; Duane Merrifield and Ila Mutter passed earlier.

In keeping with Erma’s wishes there are no calling hours and burial will be private in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene. Donations can be made in memory of Erma L. Tindell to: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX. 75231 or to: Alzheimers Association, 225 North Michigan Ave. Flr. 17, Chicago, Il. 60601. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

 

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Robert “Bob” G. Schillinger Sr.

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Robert “Bob” G. Schillinger Sr. 78, of Winchester and formerly of Florida and Troy died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. He passed unexpectedly in the comfort of his home with the love of his wife near.

Robert was born the son of the late Irene (Foster) Hamilton and Fayette Schillinger on July 28, 1941 in Hinsdale. He was educated in Brattleboro where he attended Brattleboro Union High School.

On March 31, 1959 he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served his time as a radio operator and was honorably discharged at the rank of PVT E-2 on May 2, 1962.

On October 13m 1962 he exchanged vows with Gean O. Stowell. At the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for almost fifty-seven years.

He worked for First Student bussing as a school bus driver for five years until his retirement in 2005. Retirement didn’t sit well with Bob. He took a part-time job with Market Basket as a bagger. He loved seeing the locals and feeling needed. Prior, he had worked at Troy Mills in Troy as a machinist for twenty-eight years.
He enjoyed bowling, fishing and carpentry. He liked to build dog houses and was always tinkering about the house. Bob was mechanically inclined and would work on cars.
Mr. Schillinger is survived by his wife, Gean O. Schillinger of Winchester. His children; Todd A. Schillinger and his wife, Diane of West Swanzey, Scott E. Schillinger Sr. and his wife, Carol of Troy and Kellie M. May and her husband James of Cotapaxie, CO. His siblings; Harold Schillinger, Carol Schillinger, Elila Hadley and Dale Schillinger. Bob is also survived by his grandchildren; Scott Schillinger Jr. Jacob Schillinger, Robert Schillinger, Brandon Snow, Sarah Schillinger, Cheryl Gilbeau, Richard Logan, Chrystal Perusse and Laura Parks. In addition, he leaves; several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bob is pre-deceased by his son Robert G. Schillinger Jr. who passed on July 21, 2007.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1pm. in the family lot with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Forest Lake Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to: Winchester Ambulance, C/O Winchester Town Hall, 1 Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470 or to: West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave. Brattleboro, VT. 05301 All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Russell “Hoss” A. Richmond

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Russell “Hoss” A. Richmond, 60, a long-time resident of West Chesterfield died on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
Russell was born the son of Arlene (Buckley) and the late Stanley Richmond on October 15, 1958 in Keene. He was educated locally where he attended schools in Chesterfield.
He met Margaret H. Jenna as a child and in 2012 they started dating. She became the love of his life and soon after that they moved in together where they shared a home for the past seven years.

Hoss enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He would participate in Poker Runs for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth and Toys for Tots. He also enjoyed being with family. Especially his daughter and grandchildren. When time permitted, he liked to go fishing, tell stories and just being social with family and friends.

Mr. Richmond is survived by his daughter, Melissa A. Richmond and her significant other, Ray Files Jr. of South Paris, ME. His two grandchildren; Landon and Riley Files of South Paris, ME. His mother, Arlene Richmond of Spofford. His siblings; Hyla Smith of Keene and Barbara Doyle and her husband Peter of Spofford. His significant other, Margaret H. Jenna of West Chesterfield. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Hoss is also pre-deceased by a granddaughter, Alexa Richmond.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 11am. to 1pm. in the funeral chapel. A gathering to celebrate the life of Russell will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1pm. at 122 Holman Hill Rd. Spofford, NH. 03462. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to: Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD) One Medical Center DR. Lebanon, NH. 03748. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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