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Stephen A. Wheeler

Obituary for Stephen A. Wheeler

September 4, 1941 - January 26, 2020
Concord, New Hampshire | Age 78

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Stephen Albert Wheeler, 78, of Concord, died Sunday, January 26th following a brief illness.

Stephen was born in Winthrop, MA, on September 4, 1941 to Albert and Elizabeth Phoebe (Oakes) Wheeler. He lived in Washington, Maine, and New Hampshire throughout the early part of his life, moving to Concord, NH in the 1950s. He graduated from St. John's High School in Concord, NH, and attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He was a long-time employee of Rumford Press in Concord, which was the beginning of a long and successful career in the printing industry. His career also took him to Florida, Indiana, and Michigan. While living in Salisbury, NH, he was a very active member of the community, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Budget Committee, and working for the town as Transfer Station Operator. He loved the social aspects of the job as well as the management duties and was a fierce proponent of recycling. Steve also volunteered for many years as a pressman at the Canterbury Shaker Village Print Shop.

Steve was an incredibly hard worker and everyone's go-to guy. Whether something needed fixing, or a problem needed to be solved, Steve could always be counted on. Described by his family as capable and thoughtful with a wonderful sense of humor, Steve was loved and respected by many people, both family and friends.

Steve is survived by his wife, Barbara Carr; his brother Stanley L Wheeler, (Shelley Lentz Wheeler); his sister Marian Clare Wheeler; his sons D. Michael Wheeler (Michelle), Chris Wheeler (Trisha), and Scott Wheeler; his stepchildren Heidi Williams, Jason Boyer (Lucy), and Jessica Boyer (Brian Becher); his nephews Darrell Wheeler (Janet Rosado) Erik Wheeler (Chris Anne) and Isaac Wheeler; his grandchildren Michaela Wheeler, Emily Wheeler, and Charlie Wheeler; and his great nieces and nephews Amber Rosado, Dylan Wheeler, Lexi Wheeler, and Paige Wheeler; and his stepgrandchildren James Howe, Victoria Grabowski, Jack Boyer and Nina Boyer.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held Friday, January 31, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 172 King Street in Boscawen. A brief time of sharing will begin at 2:00 and light refreshments will be provided throughout. On-site parking is available.

Friends wishing to honor Steve in a material way may make a donation to the Salisbury Free Library or to the Salisbury Historical Society.

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