FREMONT, NH — Dennis Ray Howland, 73, of Fremont, NH, passed peacefully with his loving wife, Mary, at his side on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
He was born in Chicago, IL, grew up in Mundelein, IL and attended the University of Illinois for his electrical engineering degree and then Northeastern University for his MSEE and MBA degrees. Dennis’ engineering career began at Raytheon Missile Systems in Bedford, MA and he retired from Agfa/Compugraphic in Wilmington, MA doing business development for printing technology. Dennis was also in the Marine Reserves.
Dennis lived his life to the fullest, even with Multiple Myeloma for the last eight years. He and Mary enjoyed traveling, skiing, golfing, going to drum and bugle corps competitions, hiking, and taking in the beauty of their local woods. They loved watching the birds visit the feeders in their yard. Dennis was an avid gardener and shared the bounty with friends by baking and cooking good food. He had many skills and always offered a helping hand. He was a self-taught woodworker, assisted in developing and maintaining trails for the local town forests, and volunteered within the community.
In addition to his wife, Mary Kaltenbach, Dennis is survived by his sisters Debra (Steven) Barth and Donna Lorch of IL, nieces, Erin (John) Bryant and her girls Olivia and Makenna of IL, Emily Lorch and Madeline Lorch of IN and uncle Carl Robinson of IL as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold Howland and Mildred Holden, second dad George (Bill) Holden, aunts Cheryl Cummings and Myrtle Froid, brother-in-law Robert (Bob) Lorch and nephew Michael Lampi. Dennis’ enthusiasm, love of life, and sharing of his experiences with others will be greatly missed. His family wants to thank all the nurses, assistants and staff at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, NH for their outstanding care and patience during Dennis’ stay there.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Town of Fremont’s Conservation Commission (P.O. Box 120, Fremont, NH 03044) or a cancer charity of your choice. A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held in the Spring.
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