Henry Carlton Doscher

Published 9:28 am Monday, December 17, 2012

Henry “Hank” Doscher, 88 of Columbus, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Hospice House after a short illness.

Born in New Jersey, December 12, 1923, his parents were Henry N. Doscher and Elsie Weeks Doscher.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne E. Doscher and sister Marjorie Nickel.  He and Anne lived at Tryon Estates in Columbus since 2000.

Hank served in World War II in the Army Signal Corps in Pearl Harbor.  He went on to complete bachelor and masters degrees at Rutgers University and had a long career as a history teacher and public school administrator.  He retired from Cranford, New Jersey High School as the assistant principal.

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Hank, Anne and their children spent many happy summers at Crystal Lake in Gilmanton, New Hampshire.   Later, they spent half the year at a cottage on Newfound Lake in Hebron, New Hampshire.  Both of their children chose to remain in New England.   His daughter, Laura Hayden and her husband Peter Hayden now live in Gloucester, Massachusetts and Tunbridge, Vermont.  Their son, Paul A. Doscher, and his wife Deborra Doscher live in Weare, New Hampshire.

Hank is also survived by four grandchildren, Kelsi Doscher, of Wellington, New Zealand, Brent Doscher of Nottingham, NH, Melinda Hayden of Boston, Massachusetts and John Hayden of Gloucester, MA.

There will be no memorial services, but contributions in memory of Hank Doscher may be made to the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722 or The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301. To sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.