Newbury, NH-Carl D. Ahlstrom, 80, of Birchfield Road, South Newbury, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at his home. He was born in Boston, MA on August 14, 1923 the son of Carl E. and Dorothy (Danielson) Ahlstrom. He attended St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Barrington, RI and graduated from Weymouth, MA High School. He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytech.
Mr. Ahlstrom had a long career with General Electric and retired in 1985 as the manager of government sales working with semiconductors. He lived in NY, OH, KY, and NJ before moving permanently to South Newbury in 1985 where he vacationed since 1968. Mr. Ahlstrom served in the US Air Force during WWII. He attended the Learning Institute at New England College and served on the Steering Committee. He enjoyed attending various churches in different towns where he had resided. Mr. Ahlstrom liked to square dance, cross country ski, and golf. He was predeceased by a stepbrother, John Owens.
Members of his family surviving include his wife of 56 years, Ruth (Fosdick) Ahlstrom of South Newbury, NH; a son, Roger B. Ahlstrom of Bristol, CT; a daughter, Janice C. Forester of Londonderry, NH; five grandchildren, Kevin, Eric, Brian, Lisa, and Sheena; one great grandson, Alexander; a stepbrother, James Owens of Eastham, MA; a half brother, Peter Ahlstrom of Northfield, VT; two half sisters, Anne Lamb of Waltham, MA and Adena Stovall of Portsmouth, RI; nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at The First Baptist Church of Bradford, NH with The Rev. Lynne Hubley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Newbury, NH at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bradford Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 381, Bradford, NH 03221 or to St. Andrew's School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington, RI 02806.
Chadwick Funeral Service of New London, NH is in charge of arrangements. For more information please visit www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.