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Portsmouth Herald Obituaries from: Saturday, August 2, 2003
David F. Choate Jr.
ESSEX, Mass. - David F. Choate Jr.
, 87, of Spring Street, husband of the late Elizabeth (Tobey) Choate, died peacefully surrounded by his
loving family on Thursday, July 31, 2003 in the Sunrise Assisted Living Home in Weston, after his
2½-year battle with cancer.
Born in Somerville on April 16, 1916, he
was the son of the late David F.
and Lillian (Story) Choate. He was a graduate of Somerville High School and a 1938 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he earned a degree in history and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Following his graduation from Dartmouth, he joined the Navy and proudly served his country during the years of World War II.He served aboard a minesweeper and achieved the rank of Lieutenant junior grade. Following his honorable discharge, he joined his father's fish business, P.H. Prior & Sons, on the Boston Fish Pier before changing careers to assume the title of personnel manager for J.H. Winn Co. in Winchester, which was later acquired by Textron.He retired in 1986 from Textron after serving as consultant to the company for the last several years of his career. He
was a resident of Hillside Avenue in Winchester for more than 30 years and a resident of Essex since 1976. During his long career, he also served as a director of both the Somerset Bank in Somerville and the Winchester Hospital. He also served in many volunteer positions in the town of Essex.He was an avid tennis player and was a longtime member of the Manchester Bath and Tennis Club in Magnolia.
later years, one of his
favorite activities was to join his
male tennis friends for lunch every Tuesday at various North Shore restaurants.
A gentleman who was respected for his
quiet, but firm manner and his
very dry and Yankee sense of humor, he
was also well-known among family and friends for his
stock market and automobile acumen. He
is survived by three sons, David F. Choate III and wife Elizabeth of Rye, N.H., Edward T. Choate and wife MaryAnn of Weston and Jonathan S. Choate and wife Michelle of Plymouth; three grandchildren, Sam Choate and Harrison Choate, both of Weston, and Jessica Choate of New Jersey. He
was predeceased by his
beloved wife of 52 years, Elizabeth, in 1998 and by a brother, Rufus Choate, formerly of Teaneck, N.J. CHOATE
- David F. Choate Jr.
, 87, of Spring Street, Essex, Mass., died July 31, 2003.