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Robert T. Ledger, 88, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2021 at his home in Amherst, NH, where he had resided for 51 years.

He was born on December 22, 1932 in Portland, Maine to Roland and Eva Ledger. He married Dorothy Woodbury of Portland, Maine in 1960, and they had two children.

Robert graduated from South Portland High School, South Portland, Maine with high honors in 1950. Throughout his childhood, his family moved often, as his father was drafted into the United States Army.

Immediately after graduating from high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a highly trained electronics technician from 1950 to 1953 aboard USS Newport News CA-148 in the Mediterranean during the War of Korea.

After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy, he worked as a television and radio instructor at Maine Vocational Tech in South Portland, Maine.

He then worked as a central office equipment installer for the New England Telephone Company in Portland, Maine.

Robert was then employed by the Philco-Ford Corporation as an Air Force Technical Representative until 1970. While there, he served as a site engineer at Bucks Harbor Radar Station, Maine, then standardization and training specialist in Topsham, Maine, for the 36th Air Division.

From 1970 to 1985, he worked as a highly trained computer technician for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Nashua, NH. He retired in 1985 after 23 years of federal government service.

He has been active in several community organizations.

He was a life member of the Veterans of the United States Foreign Wars (VFW) beginning in 1976. He held numerous positions with Harley-Sanford VFW Post 4368 in Milford, NH and eventually rose to post commander in 2017.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 23 in Milford, NH and served as Sergeant-at-Arms.

He belonged to the Nashua Fish and Game Association in Merrimack, NH for many years and enjoyed competing in target shooting. Robert has won numerous awards.

He was active in the Boy Scouts both in his youth and afterwards with his son.

Robert loved hunting, camping and boating. He was an animal lover and owned a number of pets over the years.

He loved his family very much and always provided for them.

Robert is survived by his daughter Joanne Ledger of Nashua, NH, his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Linda Ledger of Milford, NH, his sister Rita Proctor of Citra, Florida, his sister Kathy David of Mena, Arkansas, a niece , nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Ledger of Amherst, NH, passed away May 14, 2020.

Funeral services at Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford, NH were private, as were funeral services at Riverside Cemetery in Milford, NH.

Memorial donations can be made to VFW National Home for Children at or by calling 1-866-483-9642.

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