George J. Angelopoulos, 92, of Manchester, died at his residence July 7, 2018. George was born in Dover, NH October 31, 1925. He opened and operated a clothing store on Maple Street with his wife Vivian before they purchased the store that would become his namesake, George's Apparel, in 1988 on Elm Street in downtown Manchester. Obituary
James F. Drake 1946 - 6/29/2018
Jim Drake, a Gold Life Master and bridge teacher who lived in Chapel Hill NC, died June 29. He was 72.
Joanna Pagano, Drake's life partner for 24 years, said, "Jim was a patient teacher. He taught bridge in his native New Hampshire, then in Rhode Island and in Chapel Hill. He taught a great many students, and his entertaining classes were loved by all."
A native of Manchester NH, Drake graduated from Webster Elementary School and Manchester Central High School. He attended the University of New Hampshire, and graduated from New Hampshire College, which is now Southern New Hampshire University.
In high school he was a member of DeMolay and played guard on a state championship DeMolay team. After college graduation he was a sporting good salesman in nothern New England.
Jim was a coin collector, avid trout fisherman and a sports enthusiast who closely followed the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He was overjoyed when the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004, ending an 86-year drought.
Pagano said, "Jim's infectious personality made him the life of the party, and he will be truly missed.
Wade Greer 7/20/1930 - 6/13/2018
F. Wade Greer, Jr., 87, from Nokomis, Florida and Exeter, NH, passed away Wed., June 13, 2018. In 1965 Wade went to work for Wire Belt Company of America and took over as President in 1973, retiring in 1998. Wade was a Ruby Lifemaster and a certified Director. He will be missed. Obituary
Doug Grant ? - 3/20/2018
Doug Grant, 79, of Plymouth died March 20, 2018. A lifetime passion of his was playing bridge and he achieved the goal of Life Master. Obituary
Steven White 2/24/1946 - 8/27/2017
Steven White of Portsmouth died on August 27, 2017. He was born February 24, 1946. He was a skilled card player. In the final months of his life, he became an American Contract Bridge League Life Master. Obituary
Richard Letizia 1/16/1932 - 6/25/2017
Richard Letizia of Bedford passed away suddenly in the company of friends as he was leaving the Monster Mountain Regional in Nashua, Sunday, June 25, 2017. He will be missed. Obituary
Elaine Goldberg July 4, 1926 - June 22, 2017
Elaine Goldberg, 90, died June 22, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, NH. Elaine loved her weekly bridge games and played in both the Eastman and Lebanon games regularly. She was a vivid spark who faced her advancing age and declining health with dignity, grace and an upbeat, positive attitude. She never dwelled on herself, but always wanted to know how others were. A friend described her as a “hoot” and that she was. She will be dearly missed. Obituary
William Lightner Landis Sr. 1921 - 2017
William Lightner Landis Sr., 95, of Concord, formerly of Sharon, Conn., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, after a period of failing health. In retirement, Landis pursued his passions of golf, gardening and bridge. He attained the rank of Silver Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League and enjoyed traveling to play in tournaments throughout the country. He continued to play actively until quite recently. Obituary
Alexander McCallum 9/30/1940 - 3/7/2017
Alexander McCallum, 76, of Exeter died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Alexander, who grew up in the United Kingdom, was the spouse of Karen "Kate" McCallum, New Hampshire's top player. He is survived by his wife, four children, and their spouses. Obituary
Robert John Holak 5/17/1950 - 1/29/2017
Robert John Holak, 66, of Dover died Sunday January 29, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lawrence, MA, he worked as an engineer for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was known for his gardening skills and for playing duplicate bridge. He loved spending time outdoors and on his boat with his granddaughters. He will be remembered as a kind-hearted, caring, creative and talented person who opened his doors and heart to all. Obituary
Tom D. Ferguson 8/3/1929 - 10/31/2016
Tom D. Ferguson of New London, N.H. passed away peacefully on Monday Oct. 31, 2016. A man of uncommon honor and principles, Tom was a superb bridge player, achieving the rank of Life Master. He took great pleasure in mentoring less experienced players to build up the quality of the game wherever he played. He also enjoyed gardening, music, and above all his family. Obituary
Priscilla F. Poirier 5/18/1944 - 10/29/2016
Priscilla Francoeur Poirier of Hampton, N.H. and Singer Island, Fla. died Oct. 29, 2016. Priscilla was an avid bridge player who enjoyed gardening, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles. She will be remembered as a wonderful gourmet cook who cherished time spent with her family. Obituary
Joan B. Cook 4/30/1948 - 10/29/2016
Joan B. Cook of Bow, N.H. passed away on October 29th, 2016. She was an avid bridge player and teacher, competing in national, international, and world championship events, and tutoring students who continue to play the game. She also ran a duplicate bridge club in Bow with her husband for many years, where she was known for her baked goods. In her spare time, she loved to travel, read mystery novels and spend time by the water. She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Cook, who died in January. John was also active in New Hampshire bridge, as a both a club director and player. Obituary
Dr. Robert Fairweather 12/5/1941 -10/21/2016
Dr. Robert (Bob) Fairweather of Grantham, N.H. died on Oct. 21, 2016. He was a gentleman and a loyal supporter of the Eastman club where he played with his wife Gretchen on a regular basis, when it didn’t conflict with his volunteer work. Obituary