William R. Drescher

AMHERST – The Honorable William R. Drescher, 78, longtime resident of Amherst, NH, died on December 30, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Manhattan, NY on August 29, 1942, a son of William Drescher and Ottilie (Mletzko) Drescher. Bill was raised and educated in New York, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, NY. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Boson University Law School.

Bill began his law career in the 1960s and eventually opened the practice, Drescher & Dokmo in Milford, NH. He practiced law in New Hampshire for over 50 years. He was a member of the New Hampshire Bar and served as a District Court Judge for over 30 years.

He was an avid reader, lover of classical music, loved riding his bike, dining out and traveling. Bill was a member of The Church of Our Savior, Milford, NH.

For the those that knew him well they will, no doubt, recall him as one of the most intelligent and learned people – period. Bill possessed a command of the English language rivaled by only the likes of William Shakespeare.

Most significantly, Bill will be remembered as a family man. Bill and Carol’s house has always been a welcoming home filled with love and cheer. Bill was always there for his children in a any capacity whether it was making breakfast for his children and their sleep-over friends on Saturday or Sunday mornings, coaching basketball, or assisting with their music or theater productions.

Bill was the greatest father, husband, and, indeed, friend anyone could ask for.

Bill was predeceased by a grandson, Jacob Drescher; and a brother, Robert Drescher.

Family members include his loving wife of 47 years, Carol (O’Connor) Drescher of Amherst, NH; five children, Robin Porter and Jose Prego of Nashua, NH, Kerry Miller of Milford, NH, William T. and Faith Drescher of Lyme, NH, Stephen Drescher and Maureen Lamerdin of Incline Village, NV, and Christopher Drescher and Elizabeth LeBlanc of Brookline, NH; as well as his nine loving grandchildren, and a cousin, Patricia McCarthy.

Funeral services are private. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.smith-heald.com.