Kenneth F.'s Story
Kenneth F. “Ken” Wojnar, 73, a resident of Plaistow, N.H., for the last 40 years, died on November 14, 2017 at Holy Family at Merrimack Valley Hospital after being stricken earlier in the day.
Born in Lawrence, the son of Walter and Doris (Monroe) Wojnar, he was raised and educated in Lawrence and later moved to Pelham, N.H. attending local schools. He attended Lawrence Central Catholic High School and graduated from Nashua High School with the class of 1963.
An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he served honorably as a Specialist 4 and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Vietnam Service Medal.
Mr. Wojnar worked as a Central Office Technician for New England Telephone & Telegraph, Bell Atlantic, Nynex and Verizon, retiring after 45 years of service. Following his retirement, he has been happily working for the past seven years at the Goudreault Farm on Newton Road in Plaistow.
He was a member of I.B.E.W., Cedardale Health and Athletic Club, Haverhill, and the Racquet Club, Salem, NH. An avid racquetball player, he competed four nights a week and especially enjoyed teaching younger students the finer points of the game. He loved international traveling, dining out and working with his friends, The Goudreault Family at their farm. Mr. Wojnar had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a litany of jokes and stories.
He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy M. “Dottie” (Hersey) Wojnar and several nieces and nephews, especially Greg Perkins of Stockton Springs, Maine and Samantha Perkins of Portland.
His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H., followed by the rendering of U.S. Army Military Honors by the U.S. Army. A reception for family and close friends will follow at the Goudreault Farm, 82 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH. Donations in his memory may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 or online at PCF.org. For directions to the funeral home or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  November 17, 2017