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Joseph Halsey Lightowler

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Sanbornton, NH——-Joseph Halsey Lightowler, 81, of Knox Mountain Road, died at his home on Wednesday, May 22, 2002.

Mr. Lightowler was born December 28, 1920 in New York City, New York. He was the son of Joseph F. and Bessie May (Halsey) Lightowler.

Mr. Lightowler served in the U. S. Army during WWII in the South Pacific. While in the Army, he trained to maintain radio transmitters and receivers.

Upon his return, he participated with RCA in the introduction of television in the 1940’s, large scale digital computers in the 1950’s and, during the Cold War in the 1960’s, he helped maintain the giant radar systems in the Artic, guarding our country from surprise attack. Retiring in the 1970’s, he lived to see that threat diminished and devoted his remaining years to service to God, family and community.

Survivors include his wife, Leola May Halsey of Sanbornton and a son, Roger J. Lightowler of Cambridge, MA. He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Lightowler.

There will be no calling hours.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the family lot in Kingston, NH.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

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