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Philip H. Palmer

May 1, 1911 – October 1981

Hampton Union, October 25, 1981

[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union.]

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Philip H. Palmer, 70, husband of Ruth (Bennett) Palmer, of 4063 12th St., died Wednesday at his home after a long illness.

He was born in Hampton, May 1, 1911, son of the late Charles H. and Bessie (Ross) Palmer.

Mr. Palmer’s stepmother was Ruth (Leavitt) Palmer, who died earlier this month.

He was proprietor of Palmer’s Fish Markets in Hampton and Dover. Mr. Palmer had resided in this area for most of his life, retiring to Florida in 1972.

He was a member of the Star In the East Lodge, F & AM in Exeter; a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Portsmouth and Dover; a member of the Consistory, 32nd Degree, Valley of Nashua; a member of Bektash Temple of Concord; a member of the Hampton American Legion Post, No. 35; a member of Teamsters Locals, No, 633, and 25.

He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II; and was an independent ham operator.

Survivors include besides his widow, two sons, Donald R. Palmer of North Hampton; and Allen G. Palmer of Burlington. Vt.; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; a half-brother, Richard L. Palmer of Hampton.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of ones choice.

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