John R. Wheeler
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LEE - John R. Wheeler, 75, of Lee died June 23, 2014 at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover.
Born October 9, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Coburn & Betina (Rollins) Wheeler. He lived in Rochester, N.Y., Chicago, Rockport, Maine, in Lee, from 1979 - 2002 and most recently in Zepherhills, Fla., but continued to summer in Lee.
John went to Prep School in Lake Placid, N.Y., received his BA from Hobart College, N.Y. He had a MBA from the University of Chicago.
He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Reserves in 1993 with the rank of Captain.
John was the Executive Director at Penobscot Bay Medical Center for ten years, and then worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 17 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Zepherhills.
John liked to volunteer, especially at Granite State Ambassadors, where he was awarded life membership because of his number of years volunteering.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary (Case) Wheeler of Lee; his stepmother, Catherine Wheeler of Peterborough; a sister, Sidney Watras of CT; and 2 nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 2 p.m. at Lee Church Congregational, Mast Road, Lee. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
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Published in Fosters from June 26 to June 29, 2014