Harry A. Ahman,
91, husband of Annette L. (Milne) Ahman of Cable Gardens,
Ipswich, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the Kaplan Family
Hospice House, Danvers following a long illness.
Born in Saugus
April 9, 1923 son of the late Charles and Esther (Thompson)
Ahman, he was raised in Saugus where he attended public
school. As a young man he served with Civilian Conservation
Corps, later serving in the United States Army Infantry in the
Philippines in the closing years of World War II. Honorably
discharged, he was then employed by the Boston Archdiocese
Cemetery Department in Lynn, retiring in 1989.
Harry loved to
polka dance, to bowl, having bowled on three different teams,
and traveling with his wife.
In addition to
his wife of thirty-nine years he is survived by three step
daughters; Joanne LaFleur and her husband Neal of Lynn, Deborah
McLean and her husband George of KS, and Linda Standley of
Ipswich; eight grandchildren, Sue Anne Vassallo of Lynn, Shawn
McLean of Berwick, ME, Kevin McLean and wife Angela of Dover,
NH, Tracey Standley of Peabody, Melissa Standley of Ipswich,
Jennifer McLean of KS, Christian Standley of Ipswich, and Amanda
Maidment and her husband Darren of Hamilton; eight great
grandchildren and many nephews and nieces, and the apple of his
eye, his adorable dog “Daisy”.
He was the
brother of the late Jack Ahman formerly of CA, Samuel Ahman and
Hilda Sargent both formerly of Saugus, Esther Corliss formerly
of Whitman and Minnie Nelson his twin formerly of MO.
service will be held at 10am Wednesday, August 27, at the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by
internment with Army Honors at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn.
Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
At the request
of the family in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in
Harry’s Memory to the First Church in Ipswich Memorial Fund,
Meeting House Green, Ipswich, or the “Daisy” fund at SRH
Veterinary Services, 295 High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.