Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Bruce David Cantwell, 82, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Mountain View Nursing Home of Ossipee, New Hampshire. A memorial service will be held June 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Melvin Village Community Church of Melvin Village, New Hampshire. Mr. Cantwell was born June 11, 1931, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Erma Langmaid Cantwell and the Rev. Edward W. Cantwell and raised in Kingstree. His career in personnel administration provided the opportunity to live in many cities in the United States and to travel the world. He graduated from the University of South Carolina. He served in the US Navy on a destroyer as lieutenant JG. He went to work for General Tire in 1956, staring in Akron, Ohio, Waco, Texas, then Mayfield, Kentucky. He later moved to Annapolis, Maryland to work for Air Products and Chemicals Co. In the 1970’s he worked for Badger Engineering, Co. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, followed by Davy McKee Corp. in Houston, Texas, and finished his professional career in Cleveland, Ohio with Sverdrup Corp. After retiring to Wilmington, North Carolina, he moved to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where three of his children lived close enough to help him manage life with Parkinson’s disease. Survivors are: one sister, Janet Cantwell of Truckee, California; five children, Glenn Cantwell of Andover, Massachusetts; Greg Cantwell (Mona Perrault) of Barkhamsted, Connecticut; Sherry McCallister (Ken) of Alamosa, Colorado; Ramona Donahue (David) of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; and Robert Joseph Cantwell (Christine) of Indianapolis, Indiana; and 11 grandchildren.