Wayne Austin Wyman
Wayne Austin Wyman
  • April 13, 1924 - June 8, 2015
  • Spofford, New Hampshire

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Wayne Austin Wyman, 91, of Spofford, died Monday, June 8, 2015, within the comfort of his home, following a sudden period of declining health.

He was one of 8 children, born on April, 13, 1924, in N. Woodstock, NH, to Leon A. and Clora S. ( Hadlock ) Wyman. He was educated in Lincoln, NH until he moved to Concord, NH to attend high school. He was a member of the Concord NH High School Class of 1943. While in HS he was the Captain of both the Football and Baseball Teams, earning a spot on the NH All State Football Team. He still maintained relationships and organized reunions with classmates and they still referred to him as "Captain". At the end of his senior year, he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He served 4 years, during World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served, while stationed in the Pacific Theater, as a mechanic with a squadron of B24 Bombers. He kept in contact with his unit by attending yearly Marine Corps reunions all over the country. He was credited with designing an engineering adjustment for the B24 navigation systems that helped save many lives.

He lived in Sullivan for many years where he served as Town Moderator and served on the School Board when Monadnock Regional High School was first opened. He was named Engineer of the Year, by the National Association of Power Engineers. The presentation was made by Mayor Richard Pelloquin, in 1983.

He married the love of his life, Norma (Davis) Wright in a ceremony on October 24, 1971 in Plymouth, NH . They recently happily celebrated 43 years of marriage.

He enjoyed camping, and was involved with the group that developed the camping area at Wheelock Park. He was the Superintendent of Building and Grounds for the Monadnock Regional High School, and was the Director of the Physical Plant at Keen State College until his retirement in 1988. His retirement allowed him more time to enjoy golf, bowling, and travelling with his wife. He also enjoyed working in and around the home that he had built himself. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots Fan.

Mr. Wyman loved his family dearly. He devoted his life to them. He attended many school and sports events for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was there for his family whenever he was needed.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Norma Wyman of Spofford; six children: Debra Beach and her husband Charles of Keene, Terri Handy and her husband Phil of Swanzey, Launa Arseneault and her husband Sid of Rockledge, FL, Linda Vickery of Stratham, Merelyn Richard and her husband Bob of Swanzey and Leon Wyman and his wife Kim of Chesterfield; eleven grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was predeceased by his seven siblings as well as a beloved grandson: Marc O'Brien.

Services for Mr. Wyman will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Fletcher Funeral Home at 1:30 PM. Committal services will be held following in the Spofford Village Cemetery in Spofford, NH. Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made, in Staff Sgt. Wayne A. Wyman's memory, to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (www.toysfortots.org), Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172

Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (www.fletcherfuneralhome.com), 33 Marlboro St, Keene has been entrusted with the arrangements.