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Roger W. Leighton, Sr., age 93, a former longtime resident of Alton, died February 4, 2011 at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith.
Born July 9, 1917 in Farmington, the son of Walter and Frances (Lamper) Leighton, he was raised and resided in Alton for many years. Through the years, he was also a resident of Vero Beach, FL, Annapolis, MD and Gilford, NH.
Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Carpenter, having worked with Ernest Sanders and Roy Barnes in Alton and Gibraltar Construction Company in Maryland.
Roger was a Past Master of Winnipesaukee Lodge No. 75 F. & A.M., a 32nd degree Mason, a Past Patron of Alpha Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his son Roger W. Leighton, Jr.. and wife Marcia of New Hampton, a stepson William Bryce and wife Annette of Alexandria, NH, a stepdaughter Cheryl Bull and husband Dean of Georgia, 2 grandchildren: Heidi Clyborne and Robin Dunbar, 3 stepgrandchildren: Kristin Bull, Lydia Bryce and Caleb Bryce, 4 great grandchildren: Molly and Bryan Clyborne, Sarah and Sam Dunbar, also nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Lois (Adams) Leighton in 1990 and his second wife Helen (Bryce) Leighton in 2009, a sister Dorothy Alden and 2 brothers: Richard and Ralph Leighton.
A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at Old Riverside Cemetery in Alton, NH. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Golden View Health Care Center Activities Fund, 19 NH Route 104, Meredith, NH 03253. Arrangements are in the care of Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, NH. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com