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Harry A. Ahman

Harry A. Ahman, 91, husband of Annette L. (Milne) Ahman of Cable Gardens, Ipswich, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following a long illness.

Born in Saugus April 9, 1923 son of the late Charles and Esther (Thompson) Ahman, he was raised in Saugus where he attended public school. As a young man he served with Civilian Conservation Corps, later serving in the United States Army Infantry in the Philippines in the closing years of World War II.  Honorably discharged, he was then employed by the Boston Archdiocese Cemetery Department in Lynn, retiring in 1989.

Harry loved to polka dance, to bowl, having bowled on three different teams, and traveling  with his wife.

In addition to his wife of thirty-nine years he is survived by three step daughters; Joanne LaFleur and her husband Neal of Lynn, Deborah McLean and her husband George of KS, and Linda Standley of Ipswich; eight grandchildren, Sue Anne Vassallo of Lynn, Shawn McLean of Berwick, ME, Kevin McLean and wife Angela of Dover, NH, Tracey Standley of Peabody,  Melissa Standley of Ipswich, Jennifer McLean of KS, Christian Standley of Ipswich, and Amanda Maidment and her husband Darren of Hamilton; eight great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces, and the apple of his eye, his adorable dog “Daisy”.

He was the brother of the late Jack Ahman formerly of CA, Samuel Ahman and Hilda Sargent both formerly of Saugus, Esther Corliss formerly of Whitman and Minnie Nelson his twin formerly of MO.

His funeral service will be held at 10am Wednesday, August 27, at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by internment with Army Honors at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn.  Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Harry’s Memory to the First Church in Ipswich Memorial Fund, Meeting House Green, Ipswich, or the “Daisy” fund at SRH Veterinary Services, 295 High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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