Velda Pearl Smith

Velda Pearl Smith, 96, of North Conway passed away July 27, 2016, at Mineral Springs in North Conway.

Born in North Conway on April 2, 1920, the daughter of Henry and Sadie (Robinson) Smith, she was a lifelong resident of Conway.
The family includes her brother, Carroll L. Smith and his wife, Lorna Rae, of Bradenton, Fla., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Byron R. 'Uncle Buck' Jones Sr.

Byron R. "Uncle Buck" Jones Sr., 64, of Kingston died suddenly on July 23, 2016, at the Exeter Hospital after a period of declining health.

He was born Aug. 5, 1951, in Haverhill, Mass., to Byron H. Jones Jr. and Barbara L. (Frost) Jones. Buck grew up in South Groveland and Peabody, Mass.

He was a graduate of Peabody Vocational High School, Class of 1969 and served in the Navy during Vietnam. Buck worked as a maintenance engineer at the Sheraton Hotel, and chief engineer at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, and Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center all of Danvers, Mass. He also worked maintenance at Crown Ridge and Mountainview Resorts in Kearsarge while living in Tamworth.

Buck was predeceased by his parents, his son, Brandon R. Jones; his sister, Nancy MacLeish; two brothers-in-law, Ray Martin and Russ MacLeish; two nephews, Brian Edney and Bryan Noble; and his niece and goddaughter, Kerri L. Ward.

He was a supportive member of Compassionate Friends, a group established to help people that have lost children or siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Becky (Mavroules) Jones; his son, Byron R. "Lil' Buck" Jones Jr.; his daughter and her husband, Shelby and Jason LaManna; stepson, Christopher Hagen; stepdaughter, Alycia Hagen; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Hunter, Olivia, Jacob, Andrew, Nicholas, Wyatt, Tanjelah and Quintin and his siblings; sister, Barbara Martin; sister and her husband, Frances and Paul Kuchar; sister, Michele Jones; brother and his wife, John and Pat Jones; sister, Kelly Forrest; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service following at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Plaistow, 122 Main St. Plaistow, NH 03865 Buck, born with a gift of gab, always had a joke or funny story to tell, and most people got both, especially the children.

In honor of that, donations may be made in memory of Buck's love of children, and their love of him, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.

James 'Jim' Peter Dwyer

James "Jim" Peter Dwyer, 82, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016, at Mountain View Nursing Home with his family at his side.

He was born July 6, 1934, in Boston.

He was the only child of Bernard C. and Rose Sheehan Dwyer.

After graduating from Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown, where he met his beloved wife, Catherine Real.

Charless Ann Filip

It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected, yet peaceful passing of Charless Ann Filip on July 14, 2016. Jan G. Filip, her husband of 61 years with whom she shared an extraordinary life partnership, was at her bedside, along with her children.

Born July 23, 1934, in Chico, Calif., Charless moved east with her parents, Stella and Raymond Clark, when she was 13. Her parents were in search of something different from the jewelry business they owned in Berkeley, Calif. When they happened upon a homestead in Glen something special happened — a spark of recognition of knowing what they'd found was just like "out of a storybook," Stella had exclaimed. Shortly afterward, Storybook Inn was born.

Henry F. Villaume

Henry F. Villaume, 85, of Intervale, died on July 17, 2016.

He was born Feb. 25, 1931, to Frederick H. and Marie (Peters) Villaume, with his twin sister, Elizabeth Ann, the first set of fraternal twins born at the Staten Island General Hospital. He grew up in West Nyack, N.Y., attending local schools. He was active in the Boy Scouts as a youth, to the level of Eagle Scout. At Nyack High School, Mr. Villaume earned Varsity letters in Football and in Field & Track, was elected to the National Honor Society and, as the red-haired, 6' tall football team captain, dated the red-haired, 6' tall, drum majorette.
While attending Columbia College, Mr. Villaume became a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, serving as an officer and, ultimately, President. He was also Chief Proctor of John Jay Hall. During this time, he talked a resident, literally, off the ledge. The Columbia crew team made him team manager to get him out of the shell, because he kept breaking oars. Mr. Villaume won the Columbia Lion for Outstanding Student his senior year. A 1954 graduate of Columbia College's School of Engineering, Mr. Villaume entered the Navy as a Lieutenant JG to complete his ROTC service requirement, serving primarily in the North Atlantic on the USS Adroit and USS Hummingbird.
Before shipping off, Mr. Villaume married his lifelong love, Susette Bryant Adams.
Mr. Villaume enjoyed a long career as a mechanical engineer with a special interest in thermal management. After the Navy, he worked at New Hampshire Ball Bearing and Miniature Precision Ball Bearing in Peterborough; Air Products & Chemicals in Allentown, Pa.; Howell Laboratories in Bridgton, Maine, and was self-employed as a business consultant for many years.
His Sunday Morning Roundtables for local businesses and White Mountain Roundtables seminars were well attended and covered many business and technology topics. His Villaume Associates LLC presented thermal management seminars, designed products and solved thermal management issues for other companies, and was involved in many current technologies to help keep hot items cool. His crowning professional achievement, perhaps, is the heat sinks he designed, had manufactured, and delivered to NASA, who installed them at the International Space Station Ground Support facility in Houston, Texas. Mr. Villaume held many patents in his own right and in conjunction with his colleagues and various employers over the years.
Mr. Villaume and his family moved to Intervale in August 1969. He was active on the Town of Bartlett's Zoning and Planning Boards, provided advice to the town's school board, and was actively involved in the North Conway Water Precinct in recent years.
He was well-known and appreciated for his sense of humor, his intelligent wit, his business acumen, and his incisive political commentary.
Mr. Villaume leaves his wife of 62 years, Susette; his twin sister, Lizzie Villaume of Boothbay, Maine; his son, Rick and daughter-in-law Debra of Peterborough; his daughter, Betsy and son-in-law, Ken MacLeod of Belmont, Mass.; his son Peter and daughter-in-law, Laura, of Bartlett and her family; his grandson, Patrick of Easton, Pa; his nephew, David Walker and David's family, Kate, Ellie, Marc and Jake; his niece, Katherine Walker of Los Angeles, Calif.; and many friends.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 21, at Furber and White Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m., with services following at Christ Church Episcopal in North Conway at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Hancock, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FIRST, a national non-profit organization For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101;
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