Dover – Richard W. Elliott, 78, of Olde Madbury Lane, died February 16, 2013 at his home in Dover.
Born September 30, 1934 in Boston, MA, he was the son of Scott M. Elliott and Francis (Whittier) Elliott Buzzell. He was a 1952 graduate of Haverhill, MA. High School. He then enlisted in the US Air Force and began his military career. After 20 years of service he retired with the rank of Major in 1975. He and his family settled in Newmarket where they lived for 30 years. They moved to the Laconia area and had recently resided in Dover.
Dick received his BA from UNH and taught several courses there. He was later employed at Essex Mfg. in Newmarket.
Dick was an active member of the Elks Lodge #184 in Dover, and a 43 years member of the Robert G. Durgin American Legion Post #67 in Newmarket. He was a life member of the Girl Scouts of America. He was also a member of the Newmarket Community Church where he sang in the choir.
His true passion in life was being a member of Lions International, and was presently a member of the Meredith Lions Club. He was involved in many of the programs in Lions and was especially involved in the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and Camp Pride.
He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Janice (Harvey) Elliott who died October 14, 2012.
Survivors include his 4 children, Scott Elliott and his wife Rosie of Bristol, NH, Judie Bimshas and husband James of Dover, Margaret Rowe of Dover, Edith Rooney and husband Jim of Stacyville, ME; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; four siblings, Brenda Nelson of Utah, John Gallagher of FL, Carole Gallagher of Oregon, Scott Elliott of TX; many nieces & nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, NH.
Rather than flowers, memorials may be made to the Lions Camp Pride, P.O. Box 1029, Londonderry, NH 03053.
Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.