Phyllis Marjorie Hering


Phyllis Marjorie Hering was born on July 28, 1940, on the island of Curacao. She was one of nine children. Her father was Mathias Hering and her mother was Rosa Bella Van Der Ree.

Curacao is a small island off of the coast of South American very near the resort island of Aruba. Phyllis worked in the accounting department of K.L.M. Airlines on her island. Phyllis was by nature, a meticulous record keeper. Very little took place in Phyllis' daily life that was not recorded somewhere on a piece of paper or in a notebook that was carefully ferreted away in her apartment. English was one of the five different languages that Phyllis fluently spoke and wrote.

Phyllis came to the United States in 1970, when she married Robert Cherry of Kingston, Mass. Phyliss and Bob built a lovely home in Chatham Upon Bob's retirement, they spent the next 10 years touring the United State in their camper.

After her beloved Robert passed away in 1998, Phyllis lived in Conway. Phyllis developed a circle of friends from her place of work, the many businesses that she frequented and from the people that she met in her daily routine.

Phyllis has massed a huge group of friends. During these past years, she worried about and helped them all whenever they were in a time of need. Phyllis is survived by two brothers, four sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was generous to a fault and helped her family and friends through thick and thin.

Phyllis passed on Nov. 26, 2016, after a brief illness.

She will be missed.

May God bless and keep you safe.

Robert 'Bob' J. Badger Sr.


Mr. Robert "Bob" J. Badger Sr., 81, of Lynn, Mass., died Thursday in Union Hospital from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was the husband of Angelina E. (Santoianni) Badger, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

A lifelong Lynn resident, he was the son of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Goldthwaite) Badger. He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1953, which is where he met his wife, Angie.

Jody Lyn (Learn) Sage


Jody Lyn (Learn) Sage, 59, of Center Conway passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones.

Jody was born at Memorial Hospital in North Conway on Sept. 10, 1957. She spent her entire life as a member of the Mount Washington Valley community.

Jody attended Kennett High School, where she graduated in 1975. After high school, Jody went on work for Ames, Carol Reeds and Friendly's. She was known for her fun personality and was loved by all whom were lucky enough to cross her path.

Jody enjoyed crafting and had an artistic eye. She especially loved jewelry making and sold her creations locally. She enjoyed camping with her family and always looked forward to their annual trip to the coast (Rockland, Maine), where she would enjoy as much "lobstah" as she could.

Jody and Walter Sage were married on July 29, 2012 in a beautiful quaint ceremony on the beach overlooking her favorite ocean view.

Walter and Jody spent their time together doing some of their favorite things, which included finding good restaurants, making memories with their grandchildren. They could also never pass up a good yard sale. Though their time together was cut short, it was full, full of love, full of happiness, full of joy and full of laughter.

Jody is predeceased by her mother, Jane E. Learn; and her daughter, Kristy Lee Goodman.

Her memory will forever live on through her husband, Walter Sage of Center Conway; her daughters, Courtney Goodman of Waltham, Mass., Ashley Goodman of Gorham and Chelsea Goodman of Conway; her two grandsons, whom she adored, Noah Foy and Carter Feck; her first husband, father of her children and friend, Peter Goodman of Center Conway; her brother, Peter Learn and his wife, Lori Learn of Center Conway; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund, c/o Memorial Hospital, 3073 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860.

John A. Hartog

OSSIPEE — John A. Hartog of Granite Road passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2016.
Born in Paterson, N.J., to Albertus and Gertrude Bruinsma Hartog on Oct. 22, 1947, John was the grandson of Dutch immigrants.

He graduated from Eastern Christian High School in North Haledon, N.J., and attended William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. From 1965 to 1968, John served with the U.S. Navy as a weather observer in Europe. His love for diversity found many different jobs as his career moved ahead when situations got dull. He worked for a period as a product development engineer, all the while owning several homes, most of which he did not live in. Living in Ossipee, N.H., or more that two decades, he rehabilitated his ancient home to complete an architectural dream house comprising residence, shop and barn under one roof. John also worked at Lakeview NeuroRehab Center for seven years and at the U.S. Postal Service as assistant rural carrier for over 20 years in five different post offices, along with running a light construction business. John never complained about being too busy.

John was very social, enjoyed history, architecture and all things old and natural. A past officer with the Ossipee Historical Society, he was always working on some sort of project.

He leaves behind his two sisters, Maria H. Coffin and her husband, Bruce, of Hamden Conn., and Nancy H. Ruiter and her husband, David, of Freehold N.J., and their children, Elizabeth Coffin, Jonathan Coffin, Stephanie Swann and Emily Stinson.

A memorial service to honor John will be held in the spring.

Donations in John's memory may be made to Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Ave., North Haledon NJ 07508, or Ossipee Historical Society in Ossipee, N.H.