John Michael Chase (1948 - 2018)

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HOLDERNESS – John Michael Chase, of Holderness, born on March 1, 1948 in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Walter and Jesse Maxine Chase, passed away at age 70 Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Phoenix.

John graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1971, and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He was a Probation Officer for the State of Michigan for 23 years until retiring in 1993 to open and operate the Mary Chase Inn in Holderness.

John was married for 44 years to the love of his life, Phyllis Chase. He is survived by his son, Timothy and wife, Susan Chase, his son, Jeremy Chase, his daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Kevin Hertzler, and his daughter, Megan Chase and her partner, Melissa Cooper. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Leeland, Maelynn and Kylen Hertzler and Desmond and Genevieve Chase, as well as his brother, Steve Chase, and treasured dog, Bella.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, hiking, and stamp collecting, among many other things. He was an active member of the Catholic faith, and affiliated with Cursillo.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations in John's name to The Dempsey Center.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life on Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 19 Hill Avenue, Ashland.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors and staff at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Envita Medical Center, and send all their love to his supporters. "My (coffee) cup runneth over". 
Published in The Concord Monitor on June 4, 2018