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Kenneth Ray Tashro

Cornish, N.H. — Kenneth Ray Tashro, 89, of Route120 in Cornish, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, one hour before his 90th birthday.

He was born in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 20, 1924, the son of Gerald B. and Estella V. (Braley) Tashro.

Ken served in the US Navy from April of 1942 to October of 1945 and was 2nd Class Fire Controlman. He was a Tin Can Sailor.

He was a farmer working for Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

He liked camping with the Rolling Wheels in Vermont. He was member of all 7 Granges and the VFW of Charlestown, N.H.; a past member of the American Legion in Huntingston, Mass. which is dissolvent.

The family includes his cousin and companion of 20 years, June Parkinson of Cornish; a sister, Florence Ellison of Portland, Ore.; a nephew, James Harding of Croydon; a niece, Donna Dahill of Massachusetts, and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Tashro in 1993; a brother, Ellsworth Tashro in 1950; a sister, Estella Belle Dahill in 2011; and a nephew, Kenneth Dahill.

Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Friday, Jan. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Priscilla Hull officiating.

Burial will be held in Mill Village Cemetery in Meriden in the spring.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Cornish Firefighters Association, 488 Town House Road, Cornish, NH 03745.

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