John H. Savard

John H. Savard, 83, of Oceanside, Califor­nia, died on September 9, 2016. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and was formerly a resident of Am­herst and Mason New Hampshire. He was the son of the late Ray and Virginia Savard of Milford New Hampshire.

John Served in the Air Force as crew chief on a B-47 Bomber in the 324th Squadron of Strate­gic Air Command during the Korean War.

John worked for Gen­eral Electric Co. for 42 years. During his employ­ment at GE he was in­volved with many projects including; J-85 Jet Engine assembly, Gemini Space Craft fuel cell develop­ment and Steam Turbine Assembly.

John was a man of many interests. He was a downhill ski instructor, avid collector of antiques – especially of early New England redware. John developed an early inter­est in Photography when he worked for a camera shop during his high school years. This pas­sion continued his whole life. He could usu­ally be seen with a camera in his hand waiting pa­tiently for the per­fect light.

John is sur­vived by his wife Penny Dunbar Savard and his sons Timothy D. Skeer of Carlsbad CA. and Thomas H. Skeer of Fredericksburg VA. He is also survived by Daughter in Law’s Erin Skeer and Lisa Skeer and 4 grand­children; Allison, Cara, Thomas and Elliott.

Burial will be at a later date on Cape Breton Is­land, Nova Scotia, where John and Penny spent 43 wonderful summers.

If you wish to make a gift in John’s memory, please consider donating to Share Outreach at 1 Columbus Drive, Milford, NH 03055.