DURHAM - Douglas W. Ham, 41, of Bunker Lane died Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
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Born in Dover December 12, 1970 the son of Robert Sterling and Jacqueline Theresa (Shaltrey) Ham. Doug received his special education certificate from Somersworth High School.
For most of his adult life he was employed by Community Partners. He greatly enjoyed being around paramedics, firemen, engineers and conductors. He was known for his love of ambulances, fire engines and train engines from North Conway to Portsmouth. His favorite engine was number 47, a steam engine in North Conway.
Doug lived most of his adult life in the Dover area and will be remembered by many for his caring and humor. To those of us who listened, we learned from him what was important in life, true friendship and what unconditional love was all about. He was always and will forever be Mom and Dad's sunshine.
His father, Robert, died March 3, 2010, his mother, Jacqueline, died January 6, 2012. He is survived by his cousins, Michael Strout and his wife Mary Beth and their family of Waterford, Conn. and Patricia Andrews and her husband Greg and their family of Steep Falls, Maine.
Friends are invited to call Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Parish of the Assumption, St. Mary Church, corner of Chestnut and Third Sts., Dover. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover.
Doug's family would like to express their appreciation to all of the wonderful folks at Community Partners for their love and care over the years and memorials in Doug's name may be made to Community Partners, 113 Crosby Rd., Dover, N.H. 03820. Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2012