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Howard H. Gaskill

May 16, 1930 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 91)


Mr. Howard H. Gaskill, 91 of Hooksett, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Born on May 16, 1930 in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Howard and Alice (Hardcastle) Gaskill. Howard was raised in Weymouth, MA and graduated from Thayer Academy.  He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and Boston University. He attained the rank of Captain in the United States Marine Corps and also served 12 years in the Reserves.

Baseball was a big part of Howie's younger years having pitched in prep school, college, The Marine Corps and The Canadian Professional League. After retiring from New England Telephone Company, he worked for the Governor 's office of Emergency Management for the State of New Hampshire. Howie enjoyed being an MC at many events captivating his audience with his humorous wit. He loved skiing and golfing and was member of The Concord Country Club for 50 years. An avid New England Sports Fan, Howie will be remembered by his family for his gift of time by never missing a game or an event for his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed volunteering for The United Way and Toys for Tots. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Elaine Howe.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Swan) Gaskill of Hooksett with whom he shared 67 years of marriage, daughter, Julianne Manchester and her husband Rick of Hooksett and son, David Gaskill of FL.  He also leaves his grandchildren, Lisa Linehan and her husband Brian, Kevin Manchester, Matthew Manchester and Elizabeth Windhauser; six great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service with military honors will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, NH on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10:30AM. followed by a Celebration of Life and Luncheon held at The Concord Country Club in Concord, NH. The Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Granite VNA Hospice, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit


Graveside Service
July 12, 2021

10:30 AM
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303


Granite Visiting Nurses Association
30 Pillsbury Street, Concord NH 03301

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