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Harold Earle Kidder III

Andover, N.H. — Harold Earle Kidder, III, 65, of Chase Hill Road, died suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Burlington, Vt. He was born in Franklin, N.H. on March 8, 1948, the son of Harold E. and Claribel M. (Hooper) Kidder Jr.

He graduated from Franklin High School in 1967 and furthered his education at Manchester VocTech. He then served in the US Air Force during Vietnam spending time in Iceland and Thailand.

Earle was a master toolmaker working at a number of local industrial places of business including Beede Electric in Penacook and, most recently, Strum Ruger in Newport.

He lived in Andover the majority of his life.

A collector of guns, he was a member of the NRA. Earle enjoyed museums, air shows and most music but particularly classic country western.

He is predeceased by his sister, Edith Hutchins. Members of his family surviving include a daughter, Florence Gayle Coston of Moorestown, N.J.; a son, Harold Earle Kidder, IV of Andover; two grandchildren, Bailey Emerson Coston and Julie Marie Kidder; three brothers, Roger and his wife, Kitty Kidder of Andover, Robert Kidder of Merrimack, N.H., and Rex Kidder of Salisbury, N.H.; nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Roger and Kitty’s cottage, 64 West Shore Drive, Andover.

Memorial contributions may be made to N.H. Lung Association, 1800 Elm Street Unit D, Manchester, NH 03104.

To sign an online guestbook please visit www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.