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Earl Howard Read
Earl H. Read, 75, a longtime resident of Franklin, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital after a period of failing health. Earl was born in Northfield on August 23, 1943 the son of Lewis D. and Pauline (Guyer) Read. After attending the Tilton-Northfield High School he entered the U. S. Navy, where he earned the rank of E2. Upon returning home Earl was employed at the Arwood Corporation, Tilton NH until his retirement in 2008. He and his wife Jane, of 36 years enjoyed many weekends at the Maine seacoast in their Motorhome and also their yearly vacations to Aruba. In their retirement, they enjoyed many winters in Florida as well.
His family includes: Jane M. (Young) Read of Franklin Stepsons: Robert F. Brown and his wife Anne of Franklin, Randall S. Brown and his wife Susan of Milford, PA, James M. Brown of Franklin, Shawn S. Brown and Cindy Caveney of Northfield, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Sisters: Elaine A. Brault of Lewiston, ME Norma P. Nelson of Duluth, GA Gayle A. Colby and her husband Wes of Hendersonville, NC Brother: Donald A. Read and his wife Bonnie of Port Richey, FL
It was Earl's wishes that there are no calling hours. A committal service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM in Park Cemetery in Tilton with military honors. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 128 School St., Tilton, NH with Dr. Chester Kulus, Pastor officiating.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting the family with arrangements.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Earl, to the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 22, Tilton, NH 03276.