LANGDON, N.H. – Anthony W. Heath, 70, of Route 123A died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 after a period of declining health. Anthony was born in Island Falls, Maine June 28 1948, the son of Faustina (Wing) Heath. He was raised and educated in Sherman Mills, Maine and graduated in 1966. Anthony enjoyed working on the family-owned dairy farm.
Tony loved to climb Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine. He spent the summers with his uncle, Ralph Health, who was a park ranger on the mountain, helping with tourists until his uncle was killed in a freak spring snowstorm after helping two women stranded on the mountain.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, 1966 – 1969. While in the service, he received a commendation for his service with the 69th Signal Battalion and 593D Signal Company as an outside plant repairman while in the Saigon/Tan Son Nhut area. He also received a letter of appreciation from the U.S. Army Infantry School. He was involved in the Tet Offensive and received the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars as well as a Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device in 1960.
Tony moved to New Hampshire in 1970. He worked on local farms and in 1972 received his CDL, driving for Agway as well as St. Johnsbury Trucking, and retired from Brattleboro Haulage due to health.
He leaves his wife Cynthia (Prescott) Heath whom he married in Maine May 21, 1987; two stepdaughters Anne Graney (Joe) of New Jersey and Lisa Robichaud (Chris) of New Hampshire; one grandson Kyle Stetson of Keene; and six granddaughters, Keanna Bingham, McKenna Bingham, Hailey Robichaud, and Laci Robichaud of New Hampshire and Izabella Graney and Alivia Graney of New Jersey; five sisters Yvonne Patterson of Maine, Lillian Smith of Rose, N.Y., JoAnn Woodward of Maine, Carol McNally of Maine, and Darlene Heath of Maine. Tony also leaves many nieces and nephew whom he had a special place in his heart for each and every one. He is predeceased by his parents Faustina Wing Heath, who died Oct. 4, 2014, and Leonard Ingalls Heath, who died Dec. 4, 1997; and his daughter Michelle Stetson who died at the age of 39 Nov. 16, 2010.
There will be a graveside service 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Lower Langdon Cemetery, Langdon, N.H. Arrangements are in the care of Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Fall Mountain Friendly Meals, P.O. Box 191, Alstead, NH 03602.