CHOCORUA - Harland E. "Snip" Ross, 80, of Maple Road, died Jan. 16, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
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Born Sept. 22, 1932, in Chocorua, son of the late Harold and Grace (Kennett) Ross, he was a lifelong resident of Chocorua.
During the Korean War, he served his country with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany.
Snip worked 30 years for L. M. Pike industries, retiring as a paving supervisor.
Snip was a 47-year member of the American Legion and was instrumental in the installation of the veterans memorial in Tamworth. He also took it upon himself to make sure all Tamworth veterans are listed on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed photography, snowmobiling, was an avid NASCAR fan and had a NASCAR souvenir store.
Predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Kennett, and a sister, Virginia Randall, he is survived by his wife, Mariette (Martin) Ross, and several nieces and nephews, and his cat, George.
services: Calling hours will be Monday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Route 16, West Ossipee. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chocorua at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Conway Humane Society, P.O. Box 260, Conway 03818.
To send condolences online, go tobaker-gagnefuneralhomes.com.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home
West Ossipee, NH 03890
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 20, 2013