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Old 01-13-2020, 02:14 PM
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Default Death of Carlton C. Ham

Mr. Carlton C. Ham, 76, of Tilton, N .H., formerly of Franklin, N. H., , passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2020.

Born in Medford, MA, Carlton was the only son of the late Clayton S. and Isabelle M. (Kimball) Ham. He was raised and educated in Thornton, NH and was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Carlton was a graduate of Burdett College and later attended the New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences, where he obtained his degree in Funeral Service. He became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of New Hampshire on November 5, 1979.

In earlier years, he was employed as a Manager for J.J. Newbury Co., working throughout the country and ending out of Littleton in 1973-1974.

From March of 1981 until his retirement in 2018, Carlton and his wife, Mary, owned and operated the H.L. Young & Company Memorial Home in Franklin. He also served as past president of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association.

He was an active member of the Franklin Rotary Club and a past member of the Baptist Church of Franklin.

Carlton had an affinity for the outdoors and enjoyed antiquing. He was especially fond of his antique cars and, as a member of the antique car club, was well known for his “Great Pink Cadillac.”

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Mary A. (Gallo) Ham as well as many cousins.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services at this time and burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.petitroan.com
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:06 PM
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Interesting that a F.D. would have no memorial services of any kind.
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Interesting that a F.D. would have no memorial services of any kind.
Unfortunately I see it more and more. Pillars of the community serving families for decades then when they die, NOTHING. It's a shame. This obit is just a bit confusing too. Don't understand this line and no mention of the PCS. We could of had a grand funeral for this man.

"In earlier years, he was employed as a Manager for J.J. Newbury Co., working throughout the country and ending out of Littleton in 1973-1974."
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What does "burial will take place at the convenience of the family" mean? What if there is no convenient time between now and 10 years from now, he just sits (or lies) in a holding cell until then? Do funeral homes get to charge storage fees in cases like this?
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This obit is just a bit confusing too. Don't understand this line...

"In earlier years, he was employed as a Manager for J.J. Newbury Co., working throughout the country and ending out of Littleton in 1973-1974."
J.J. Newbury was a nationwide chain of five and dime stores, and "ending out of Littleton in '73-'74" implies that he finished his time working for them at their store in Littleton, NH (about a half hour from me.) The company closed completely in '02, although the Littleton store was gone long before that.
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What does "burial will take place at the convenience of the family" mean?
While I'm sure some of the funeral directors out there can explain it better, this is relatively common in obituaries (around me, at least), and it just means that there won't be a burial that the public is invited to attend - the family will meet privately to bury the deceased (within the normal time after death) - although this time of year in New England, it is common for the body to be stored until the spring, and then be buried - sometimes the burial is announced in the paper at that time, and open to the public, and sometimes it will be just the family.
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I have seen Carlton at numerous PCS Meets over the years. He once owned a gorgeous dark green 1967 Miller Meteor Cadillac flower car. Carlton also shared a passion with me for Lincoln MK VII LSC, of which we each owned several over the years. I always liked Carlton, he was a mild mannered, soft spoken man. I am sorry that we had not spoken for a few years.

Rest In Peace Carlton!
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I never meet him that i know of. But his long time term as treasurer for the club and the unfortunate way it ended was as much the clubs fault as his. He had a number of people that admired him a lot. can't say more about a man then that.
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Carlton was one of the earliest members of the PCS, having joined in 1976, and was the PCS President from 1982 to 1984. He also served as the PCS Treasurer for more than a decade. He was a close friend of many PCS members throughout the years.
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I'm so sorry to hear this. Carlton was a good friend through the club, and a gentle soul. His time with the club was turbulent, but he was still a friend.

I'm not sure why some folks are reacting to his choice not to have a public memorial service. He was a quiet man, I'm not entirely surprised. It's his and his family's choice, and if they choose not to have a service, so be it.

RIP Carlton.
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