EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 23, 2012

Horace Killam, 83


Bedford N.H. — Horace N. Killam, 83, a former resident of Kittery, Maine and former long-time resident of Round Pond, Maine and Sandown, N.H., passed away on Friday, October 19 after a brief illness. Born in Andover, he was the son of the late Horace and Maud Killam. He was a graduate of the Punchard High School, Andover, class of 1946. He also attended the Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Horace also served in the National Guard.

Horace started his career as a church organist at the young age of 16 at the Emmanual Baptist Church in Ipswich. He blessed many churches with his talent as a musician and choir director including Parker St Methodist Church, Lawrence, First Parish Church, Haverhill, St. George’s Primitive Methodist, Methuen, Free Church, Andover, Brookside Congregational Church, Manchester N.H., Kensington Congregation Church, Kensington N.H., Union Church, Danville N.H., Goffstown Congregational Church, Goffstown N.H., Trinity Presbyterian Church, Surfside Beach S.C., Second Congregational Church, Newcastle Maine and others. Horace also brought his gift of music to dozens of children and adults by teaching piano and organ lessons. He also held positions at A&P and Demoulas grocery stores.

Horace was an avid hiker and had climbed all of the mountains in the presidential range in New Hampshire. He also enjoyed building rock walls and beautified a few landscapes with this talent.

Horace is survived by his sister, Martha Morrison; son, Edwin and his wife Tory; daughters, Cheryl and Ellen; grandchildren, Meredith, Justin, Jessica, Rebecca and Russell and several nieces and nephews. Horace’s beloved wife, Alice, is deceased. He also had a brother, Dwight, who is deceased.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the Bremen Union Church, 523 Waldoboro Rd, Bremen Maine at 2, Saturday October 27.

In Horace’s memory donations can be made to the Bremen Union Church.