Daniel A. Gelinas, 73, of Auburn, N.H., died Sept. 6, 2004, at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough.
Mr. Gelinas was born on July 9, 1931, in Manchester, the son of Francois and Zilda (Gouler) Gelinas.
He graduated from St. Anthony High School where he also served as an altar boy and attended St. Anselm College.
Mr. Gelinas was a U.S. Air Force veteran stationed at Kempo Air Force Base in Korea during the Korean War.
Mr. Gelinas retired from the Union Leader in 1996 where he worked as a printer for 44 years.
He was an Eagle Scout and helped form the first Boy Scout troop in Auburn. He was vice president of Auburn Historical Association, a founding member of the former Auburn Village Players, and a former Auburn volunteer firefighter. He was an accomplished equestrian, and an avid aviation enthusiast. He enjoyed attending air shows as well as reading aviation books, enjoyed listening to music and working on cars.
He loved the times he spent traveling with his wife and family.
The family includes his wife of 51 years, Mildred (Nelson) Gelinas; one son, C. Gary Gelinas of Auburn; four daughters, Kathleen Chloros of Milford, Pamela Hurley of Francestown, Janet Facella of North Hampton, and Jennifer Savickas of Merrimack; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Norman Gelinas of Hampton, Arthur Gelinas of Merrimack, and Gerald Gelinas of Dunbarton; many nieces and nephews; and one aunt, one uncle and many cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 10 in St. Peter Catholic Church, Auburn. Private burial will be at a later date.
The Phaneuf Funeral Home, Manchester, was in charge of arrangements