William Lightner Landis Sr., 95, of Concord, formerly of Sharon, Conn., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, after a period of failing health. In retirement, Landis pursued his passions of golf, gardening and bridge. He attained the rank of Silver Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League and enjoyed traveling to play in tournaments throughout the country. He continued to play actively until quite recently.
Alexander McCallum 9/30/1940 - 3/7/2017
Alexander McCallum, 76, of Exeter died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Alexander, who grew up in the United Kingdom, was the spouse of Karen "Kate" McCallum, New Hampshire's top player. He is survived by his wife, four children, and their spouses.
Alex McCallum Visitation Brewitt's Funeral Home 14 Pine St., Exeter NH Friday March 10, 4PM - 7PM In lieu of flowers Alex would have wanted donations to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter
Robert John Holak 5/17/1950 - 1/29/2017
Robert John Holak, 66, of Dover died Sunday January 29, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lawrence, MA, he worked as an engineer for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was known for his gardening skills and for playing duplicate bridge. He loved spending time outdoors and on his boat with his granddaughters. He will be remembered as a kind-hearted, caring, creative and talented person who opened his doors and heart to all.
Tom D. Ferguson ?- 10/31/2016
Tom D. Ferguson of New London, N.H. passed away peacefully on Monday Oct. 31, 2016. A man of uncommon honor and principles, Tom was a superb bridge player, achieving the rank of Life Master. He took great pleasure in mentoring less experienced players to build up the quality of the game wherever he played. He also enjoyed gardening, music, and above all his family.
Priscilla F. Poirier 5/18/1944 - 10/29/2016
Priscilla Francoeur Poirier of Hampton, N.H. and Singer Island, Fla. died Oct. 29, 2016. Priscilla was an avid bridge player who enjoyed gardening, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles. She will be remembered as a wonderful gourmet cook who cherished time spent with her family.
Joan B. Cook 1948 - 10/29/2016
Joan B. Cook of Bow, N.H. passed away on October 29th, 2016. She was an avid bridge player and teacher, competing in national, international, and world championship events, and tutoring students who continue to play the game. She also ran a duplicate bridge club in Bow with her husband for many years, where she was known for her baked goods. In her spare time, she loved to travel, read mystery novels and spend time by the water. She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Cook, who died in January. John was also active in New Hampshire bridge, as a both a club director and player.
Dr. Robert Fairweather ? -10/21/2016
Dr. Robert (Bob) Fairweather of Grantham, N.H. died on Oct. 21, 2016. He was a gentleman and a loyal supporter of the Eastman club where he played with his wife Gretchen on a regular basis, when it didn’t conflict with his volunteer work.
Charles Arthur North 1941 - 3/30/2016
Charles (Chuck) North of the Great Bay area, died on March 30, 2016 He moved to New Hampshire in 2004 where he was a master bridge player. Chuck enjoyed his extended family and had many interests outside of bridge as well.
John Ryer Schermerhorn Jr. 5/1/1934 - 3/31/2016
John R. Schemerhorn Jr. of Rye, N.H. died on March 31, 2016. In retirement, John took great pleasure in spending time with his family and friends, and could be found on the sidelines cheering on his grandchildren. He loved hiking in the White Mountains, playing competitive bridge and rooting for the Patriots and Red Sox.
Cosmo Culotta 8/1/1922 - 1/30/2016
The obituary for Cosmo Culotta, who lived for many years in New Hampshire is online here. Chuck lived for many years in Peterborough, NH. He moved to Saranac Lake, New York to be closer to his family, and died there on January 30, 2016.