Irving “Ike” Meredith

Irving “Ike” Meredith of Sandwich, New Hampshire passed away on Oct. 20, 2001, at his home in Sandwich at the age of 80. He was born May 5, 1921, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late Irving and Lois (Woodley) Meredith. He was a graduate of Kimball Union Academy in Meridian, and later attended Boston University and Tufts University, both in Boston.

Ike lived in Milton, Massachusetts, and later moved to Littleton, Massachusetts, where he began an insurance career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as an insurance broker. He later worked for the Fred C. Church Insurance Company in Littleton for many years. Later in his career, he moved to Hillsboro, New Hampshire, and eventually retired to his home in Sandwich more than 20 years ago.

During WWII, Ike served his country in the U.S. Army as a sergeant major in the 10th Mountain Division, 87th Infantry. Prior to his military duty in WWII, he worked as hut master at Galehead in 1941. Ike attended many winter and spring reunions and enjoyed driving his four-wheel drive truck to Boston, then back to Sandwich the same night even in the worst winter conditions. He also was a member of the coast guard auxiliary. He was a member and past president of the Sandwich Historical Society, a member of the Sandwich Fair Committee, the St. Andrew s Society of N.H. and Vt., and he volunteered with the N.H. Marine Patrol. He also served as past master of the Pomona Grange of Massachusetts, and was a member of the Masonic Order in Lowell, Massachusetts.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara (Puffer) Meredith, and later his second wife, Nancy (Lear) Meredith. He is survived by his children, Irving P. Meredith of Moultonboro, Willis C. Meredith of Methuen, Massachusetts, and Lois J. Meredith of Concord; and five grandchildren.

Donations in his memory may be made to the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, or St. Margaret s Church in Conway.