LOUDON - Robert C. Haines, 90, of South Village Road died April 14, 2012, at Concord Hospital.
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He was born in Concord, son of the late Thomas C. and Alice M. (Waugh) Haines.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy and Air Force, Robert served during World War II and the Korean War, retiring after 23 years of honorable service to his country. He assisted the Army and received commendations for the invasion of Anzio, Italy and southern France.
Robert worked as a sign supervisor for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for over 29 years, retiring in 1981.
He was a charter member and past commander of the Loudon VFW, a life member of the Concord VFW Post 1631, a member of the Loudon American Legion Post 88 and a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 56 years. He was the last charter member.
Mr. Haines held dual membership for the Lakes Region Chordsmen and Concord Coachmen.
He earned Loudon Citizen of the Year in 2003.
He enjoyed singing in the Messiah Chorus and the Suncook Valley Chorale for many years.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, boating and most of all singing.
Robert is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pauline M. (Nutter) Haines of Loudon; daughter, Bettyjean Varney and her husband, Edward, of Anthem, Ariz.; grandson Adam J. Varney of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter Sarah M. Varney of San Francisco; three great-grandchildren, Morgan and Ella Varney and Fountain Whitaker; brother-in-law John Nutter of Manchester; sister-in-law Evelyn Jaggers of Albrightsville, Pa.; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Robert F. Haines, who was killed in Vietnam in 1967.
services:Calling hours are Wednesday, April, 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main Street, Concord.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Waters Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Loudon Food Pantry, 30 Chichester Road, Unit D, Loudon 03307.
Waters Funeral Home - Concord
50 S. Main St. Concord, NH 03302-0670
Published in Union Leader on Apr. 16, 2012