Harry Allen Philbrick, 71, of Concord died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 after a nearly two year battle with cancer.
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He was born in Concord May 9, 1941, one of eleven children of Lawrence H. and Clara G. (Audet) Philbrick. He graduated from Concord High School in 1959 and served in the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman from 1959 to 1962.
After leaving the service, Harry worked in a variety of careers most having a basis in law enforcement. He was a supervisor at Sprague Electric in Concord through the 60s and then worked for the Federal Protective Service from 1971 to 1981. He was also an Auxillary Trooper for the NH State Police from 1979 to 1981.
In 1982, Harry graduated from New England Institute (now Mount Ida College) with a diploma in Mortuary Science. He worked for the Waters Funeral Home for 40 years as a Funeral Director.
In 1986, he returned to law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Concord Police Department. In addition to being a dispatcher, Harry also was a Community Service Aide and with his brother Larry helped to build a miniature TAC vehicle to be used in parades for the Concord Police Department's D.A.R.E program. Even after retiring, he returned in a part time position in Parking Enforcement and also assisted the detectives with maintaining evidence.
Harry was a member of the American Legion Post 21 and recently served as Judge Advocate.
He loved bass fishing and went at every opportunity he could. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, doing crossword puzzles, playing horseshoes, playing softball, watching old movies and doing handy-man work around the house and yard. He also enjoyed helping friends and family with any repair projects or handy work needed.
Harry is survived by his wife of 50 years Elizabeth Prescott Philbrick; a son, Scott A. Philbrick and daughter Lisa M. Philbrick both of Concord; two brothers, Jack A. Philbrick and his wife Sandra of Concord and Gerard Philbrick and his wife Deborah of Gulfport, Miss.; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by six brothers, Robert, Richard, Paul, Albert, Edward and Lawrence Jr. and two sisters, Barbara and Dorothy.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, January 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord.
Funeral Services will follow at noon in the Chapel of the Waters Funeral Home.
Burial and Military Honors will be held in the Soucook Cemetery, Concord.
Waters Funeral Home - Concord
50 S. Main St. Concord, NH 03302-0670
Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 25, 2013