Richard "Dick" “Turk” Harlow of Center Harbor, NH, formerly of Melrose, MA, passed away on November 20th at age 94.
Born in Everett, MA, September 30, 1928, the son of the late Charles & Ellen Harlow. Dick was a 1947 graduate of Melrose High School and last living member of 1946 Melrose High State Champion Football team and member of the Melrose High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He served
proudly in the Air Force then employed by John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance for 39 years before retiring in 1987.
Dick was kind, humorous, quick-witted, and actively involved with his community. Coached youth sports in Melrose for many years. PTO President of the Lincoln School, and President of the Lakes Region
Visiting Nurses Association. He was an avid golfer, bridge player and cared deeply about time spent with family and friends, whether at his favorite restaurant, Canoe or home with his famous scrambled eggs. How appropriate, he spent his final days surrounded by family joyfully celebrating his grandson’s wedding.
He was the loving husband of the late Betty (Sim) Harlow and Carolyn (Spinney) Harlow. He leaves his son Robert Harlow and his wife Kathy of Littleton, MA, Richard Harlow and his wife Deborah of Melrose, niece Sandra (Sim) Sullivan and her husband Michael of Malden, step-children Kenneth (Rick) Sandstrom and Gary Sandstrom and his wife Bonnie, grandchildren Patrick and his wife Erica, Beth and her husband Jon, Matthew and his wife Taylor, Alexandra, Brandon, Jordan, Cameron, and Madison, and great-grandchildren Brady, Everly, Chase, and Liv.
The family would like to thank his Chase Circle neighbors for their care and devotion through the years, most notably Dennis & Lynn Schofield- allowing him to live a long, full, and independent life.
Friends and family are invited to attend Dick's Graveside Service on Thursday morning, December 1, 2022 at 11 A.M. at the Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., Melrose, MA. (PLEASE MEET INSIDE MAIN ENTRANCE OF CEMETERY AT 10:45 A.M.)
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to :
Lakes Region Visiting Nurses Association
186 Waukewan St.
Meredith, NH 03253