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Gerald Glen Row

July 26, 1918 — January 20, 2019

Alton, NH - Gerald Glen Row, 100, died on January 20, 2019 at his home, 84 Rines Rd., with his family at his side.   Born July 26, 1918, in Ellington, NY. Son of the late Glen George and Anna (Delong) Row. He grew up on the family farm in Mexico, New York until attending Cornell University. After graduation Gerald served his country in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer on the USS Arlington during World War II. He worked many years as a chemical engineer, first for Ludlow Paper Company and then for Compac Corporation.                     Gerald has lived in Alton since 1979, moving there from Princeton New Jersey. He attended First Congregational Church Wolfeboro, UCC and First Christian Church, also in Wolfeboro. Earlier in his life he was very active in the Sudbury Methodist Church, Sudbury, MA, where he devoted himself to helping secure funding for and physically building the new church. He was a co-leader of their youth group and a long time Boy Scout leader with the church sponsored troop.           His family was always the most important part of his life. Gerald was also an avid gardener who enjoyed many days tending his flower and vegetable gardens. He also enjoyed volunteering his time to help others. He was instrumental in planning, funding, building and managing the Alton housing for the elderly. Also he gave approximately 4,928 hours of volunteer service at Huggins Hospital, drove on many caregiver runs and delivered meals for Meals on Wheels. Gerald was also a member of the Newcomers Club and Wolfboro Wranglers.   Pre-deceased by his wife Gertrude Elizabeth (Smith) Row and two brothers Donald and Robert Row. He leaves a son, Robert G. Row and his wife Diane Row of Hudson, MA, 3 daughters Elizabeth “Dee” Moyer of Alton, Nancy and her husband Robert Regan of Alton, Barbara and her husband Peter Hopper of Wolfeboro, a sister, Margaret Wright of Riverview, FL, 10 grand children and 14 great grand children.           Visiting hours will be 4-7 PM on Thursday February 7 at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 85 Mill St., Wolfeboro, NH. A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 10 AM on Friday February 8 at the First Congregational Church of Ossipee, 50 Route 16 B, Center Ossipee, NH. The service will be followed by a luncheon at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery, Wolfeboro. Donations in his memory may be made to Central NH VNA and Hospice, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894; Life Ministries Food Pantry, PO Box 476, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 or the Mexico Primitive Cemetery Association, c/o Nancy Weber, 795 Tubbs Road, Mexico, NY 13114.   Please share your messages, stories, or leave a short note and sign an online guest book at www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Baker-Gagne Funeral Home - Wolfeboro

85 Mill St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

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Friday, February 8, 2019

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First Congregational Church of Ossipee

50 NH-16B, Ossipee, NH 03814

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