Notable New Hampshire Deaths: Dartmouth Football Coach Buddy Teevens

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Appleton Cemetery is located on Deering Center Road in Deering. Some of the graves here date back to 1809. scans the websites of New Hampshire funeral homes each week and selects at random some of our friends, relatives and neighbors to feature in this column. The people listed here passed away during the previous week and have some public or charitable connection to their community. is now offering obituaries through the service. We view this as part of our public service mission. Click here or on the Obituaries tab at the top of our home page to learn more. And if you know of someone from New Hampshire who should be featured in this column, please send your suggestions to

Eugene F. “Buddy” Teevens, 66, the Robert L. Blackman head football coach at Dartmouth College in Hanover, died Sept. 19, 2023, after being injured in a bicycle accident in Florida in March. He was honored as the New England Coach of the Year three times and was also known for his practice methods to protect players from concussions. Teevens was an Ivy League Player of the Year as quarterback at Dartmouth and later became the football program’s winningest coach. His practice methods led to the development at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering of the Mobile Virtual Player, a robotic tackling dummy that has also been used by other college programs and NFL teams. He was a head football coach for more than 30 years, including 22 seasons at Dartmouth. He first coached the Big Green from 1987 through 1991, sharing the Ivy League title in 1990 and winning it outright the following year. After coaching at Tulane and Stanford, he returned to Dartmouth in 2005 and led the team to a share of the Ivy League crown in 2015, 2019, and 2021. (Dartmouth College)

Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, died Sept. 17, 2023. He died as the result of an incident at the New England Patriots game on Sunday. He worked in the construction industry and was self-employed most of it. He loved the New England Patriots and music. He played for the Maineiacs Dart Team in the Seacoast Dart Association. A Gofundme page set up for his family describes him as a hardworking family man who loved the New England Patriots. He was a season ticket holder for 30-plus years. (Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home & Crematory)

Leo R. Lorden, 26, of Hollis, died Sept. 10, 2023. He was a landscaper who operated his own business, Lorden Landscaping of Hollis.  His death has been mourned by the Hollis community, many of whom have been placing yellow ribbons on their trees the past week. His obituary called him “a source of boundless joy and happiness to all who knew him.  His vibrant spirit and kind heart touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting mark on all those he encountered.  Leo’s smile was contagious, and his genuine kindness brought light to every room he entered.” (McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, Pepperell, Mass.)

Wayne F. Crowell, 85, a longtime resident of Marlborough, died Sept. 11, 2023. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was past president of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce; trustee and chairman of the board of Cheshire Medical Center and Cheshire Health Foundation; RSVP Program through Monadnock Volunteer Services; a member of the board of directors for Keene Health Services, Keene Downtown Housing Corporation, and a Trustee of the Trust Funds for the Town of Marlborough. He was awarded the community service award by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. He was a volunteer firefighter for 40 years with the UNH Fire Department, Keene Fire Department and the Marlborough Fire Department, retiring as chief of the Marlborough Fire Department. He was a deputy forest fire warden for the state, member of the board of directors and treasurer for the Southwestern N.H. Fire District Mutual Aid System, and a member of the board of directors for the Meadowood County Area Fire Department. He had a career in finance with jobs in Maine, Georgia and Keene, working as a financial executive with MPB Corporation/Timken for 30 years. (Foley Funeral Home)

John W. Parker, 92, of Hampton Falls, died Sept. 13, 2023. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed by publishing companies Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Academic Press and Harcourt Brace. He was an avid runner and continued running until the age of 88. He ran the Mt Washington foot race seven times,  his seventh race at age 72. He was a member of the Hampton Falls Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years, a co-founder and first president of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League, and a commissioner of the Rockingham Planning Commission for six years. (Brewitt Funeral Home)

Francis Augustus (Gus) Seamans, 95, of New London, died Sept. 18, 2023. He was a geophysicist for Texaco Inc. and served as vice president of exploration. After traveling the world he retired to New London in 1992 and served on the New London Sewer Commission and as a board member of The Fells Historic Estate, where he also volunteered. He was an AARP tax preparer for 25 years and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. (Chadwick Funeral and Cremation Service)

Robin (Marian) Aikman, 93, of Rollinsford, died Sept. 17, 2023. She was a passionate educator and founding member of the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, Mass., and the Strafford Rivers Conservancy in Dover. She was a Strafford County Conservation District supervisor for more than 30 years. She was given the Ashton Hallett Award in 2008 for her commitment to conservation and was twice recognized as an outstanding cooperator by the Strafford County Conservation District. In 2021, she was honored with the Conservation Legacy Award. She was an early adopter of conservation easements, protecting over 500 acres of her land in New Hampshire and Maine. ( McIntire-McCooey Funeral Home)

Sandra Ceres Weston, 88, of Peterborough and formerly of Hancock and North Hampton, died Sept. 17, 2023. She was a founding member of the Seacoast Tennis Club and a member of the Monadnock Indoor Tennis Club where she was an avid league player. She was an elected trustee of the Hancock Cemetery Committee. She sang with the Norway Pond Chorus. (Holt Woodbury Funeral Homes and Cremation Service)

George Edson Lander, 83, of West Lebanon, died Sept. 18, 2023. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a career serviceman of 29 years  who attained the rank of CMSgt (E-9). He received the Bronze Star, four Meritorious Service medals, an AF Commendation medal, two Distinguished Presidential Unit Citations, an AF Outstanding Unit Citations with Valor with three oak leaf clusters, a Vietnam Service Medal with four Service Stars, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, along with 14 service ribbons. His tours of duty included the Strategic Air Command headquarters in Nebraska and the Pentagon. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. (Ricker Funeral Home)

Robert Martin, 63, of Monroe, died Sept. 15, 2023. He was in law enforcement for 18 years, serving the communities of Haverhill, Grafton County, Littleton and was currently serving with the Bethlehem Police Department since 2021. He had retired after 20 years of service with Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York and was a member of the Westbury, N.Y. Fire Department Hose No. 2. (Ross Funeral Home)

Martin Michaelis, 93, of Amherst, died Sept. 16, 2023. He was a native of Switzerland and in New York City, he was and architect who founded with his colleague Bob Jackson the Jackson & Michaelis Architectural firm in Amherst. A few years later, he established in Nashua a partnership of Page, Michaelis, Rudolf- PMR. He served on several Brick School Study committees and was on the board of trustees for the Amherst Congregational Church. He was Amherst’s representative to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for more than 30 years. Gov. Jeanne Shaheen appointed him to the N.H. Board of Licensing for Architects and Engineers, serving a term as president. Gov. John Sununu appointed him to the state Board of Fire Control as architect representative. He served on that board for 44 years and in January 2019 was honored by Gov. Chris Sununu and the Executive Council with a ceremony at the State House. He was a member of the Milford Rotary, serving a term as president. (Smith and Heald Funeral Home)

John F. Quinlan, 86, of Amherst, died Sept. 15, 2023. A U.S. Navy veteran, he worked for UPS for 37 years, becoming division manager, then labor manager. He was selectman in Mont Vernon for four years. (Smith and Heald Funeral Home)

Nancy Dewar, 67, of Hampton, died Sept. 16, 2023. A writer, advertising professional and entrepreneur, she combined her talents with her extraordinary love for dogs and in 2018 launched Seacoast Bark Magazine, as owner and publisher.  Nancy filled her lifestyle magazine for animal lovers with uplifting and heartwarming stories about dogs and their owners. (Stockbridge Funeral Home)

John Frederick “Fritz” Richard Hughes, 72, of Gilmanton, died Sept. 16, 2023. He was an EMT and volunteer firefighter with the Peaked Hill Rescue Squad in Gilmanton and later an LPN / EMT for Easter Seals in Manchester, serving as camp nurse summers at Camp Sno-Mo in Gilmanton. (Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services)

WORDS OF WISDOM: “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” —Henry Miller, American novelist, Dec. 26, 1891, to June 7, 1980

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