Col. John Michael Kelleher

Retired Marine Corps Col. John Michael Kelleher, 75, of Stevens Road, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.  His distinguished military career in the U.S. Marine Corps spanned 38 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Mary (Manning) Kelleher of North Hampton; three sons, Brian J. Kelleher of Alexandria, Va., John M. Kelleher of White Plains, N.Y., and Kevin J. Kelleher of New York, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; one sister, June Fahey of Wakefield, Mass.; one brother, Charles Kelleher of Portsmouth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mark K. Malconian

Mark K. Malconian, D.O., 48, of Colonial Way, died after a lengthy illness on Nov. 25, 2002, at his home.  He graduated from Needham High School, and continued his education at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and the University of Health Sciences at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Mo.

He had an internal medicine internship and anesthesiology residency with fellowship in cardio-thorasic anesthesia at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Malconian was a major in the U.S. Army and served on active duty for six years. During his military career he was a flight surgeon in the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

He is survived by his wife, Ann (MacPherson) Malconian of Exeter; one son, Daniel Richard Malconian, also of Exeter; one sister, Jayne Sweetser of Wellesley, Mass.; one brother, Richard Malconian of Me.; five nieces and nephews; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Nancy MacPherson of Needham, Mass.; one brother-in-law, Earl and Nancy MacPherson of Needham, Mass.; one brother-in-law, Craig MacPherson of Exeter, N.H., and one sister-in-law, Joan MacPherson of Marlborough, N.H.

Internet Website
Have you checked out the Chapter’s internet website lately at http://troa-nh.home.attbi.com?  If not, you should to see the new features that our Webmaster (Michael McLean) has added.  The site now has an electronic version of this newsletter, a list of locations to obtain ID cards, a ready reference of telephone numbers, the 2002 Federal Benefits Book for Veterans and Dependents, highlights of the Board of Directors monthly meeting, members’ e-mail addresses, and much more.  While you are on the internet, don’t forget to visit the national MOAA site at: http://www.moaa.org/.   Happy web surfing!

A relief is needed for the editor of the Granite Slate.  The newsletter is the primary means of communicating with Chapter members, and serves a vital function for the Chapter.  The newsletter is published four to five times each year.  It is drafted using Microsoft Publisher 2000, and the end product is sent to the printer via e-mail, or by floppy or zip disk.  To put the newsletter together takes approximately 8 – 10 hours per issue.  If you are interested in serving the Chapter as the newsletter editor, please contact Paul Bernard by e-mail at: pbernard@attbi.com.

Chapter Dues
By Herb Follansbee

If you received a dues notice and have responded, thank you!  If you received a dues notice and plan to renew your membership, please do so at your earliest convenience.  If you lost your dues notice or if you are unsure of your status, please contact Herb Follansbee at P.O. Box 712, Dover, NH 03821-0712.  Please note that not all members will receive a dues notice—especially those who have become life members in previous years.

If you have decided to not renew your membership, please send Herb a short note so that he can take you off the distribution list for follow-up notices.

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