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DANVILLE, NH: Danville, NH: Warren “Smokey” P. Seckendorf, 56, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Warren was born in Haverhill, Mass., on April 4, 1959, the son of Howard and Marion (Dutton) Seckendorf Jr. and had been living in Danville. He was a retired Captain of the Salem Fire Department and, during his career, served as a volunteer with the Atkinson, Danville and Plaistow Fire Departments. At times he managed the Atkinson Animal Control and instructed EMT/Paramedic classes in the local area. Warren was a good soul. No matter the circumstances, he was willing and able to do whatever was necessary to help anyone in need. He was a teacher and mentor to many. His presence never went unnoticed as he could easily be spotted with his full head of salt and pepper hair, bright blue eyes, dark mustache, and welcoming grin. He was a problem solver for many no matter how big or small the issue. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his friends, family and dog Pluisch, woodworking, his Harley and above all helping all walks of life. Another passion of his was meal time, but as big as his appetite was his heart was bigger. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Surviving members of our family include, his father, Howard Seckendorf Jr. and his wife, Meridith of Florida; three daughters, Krysta Seckendorf of Sandown, N.H., Kara Robitaille and her husband, Jeremy, and their two children, Greyson and Sophia of Litchfield, N.H., and Kaleigh Seckendorf of Haverhill, Mass.; the mother of his children, Melany Steves of Hudson, N.H.; one brother, Darrell Seckendorf of Florida; four sisters, Deborah Bundza of Rochester, N.H., Becky Ruel of Old Orchard, Maine, Mary Seckendorf of Rochester, N.H. and Kerry Seckendorf of Denver, Colo.; his companion, Donna Butterfield-Loopey; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Marion Seckendorf and by a brother, Howard Seckendorf III.

Calling hours will be held at the H. J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, NH, on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 12 to 2 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service will follow the calling hours on Thursday at 6 p.m., in the chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Warren Seckendorf to Brattleboro Retreat’s Uniformed Service Program at www.brattlebororetreat.org/donate-usp, or mailed to Post Office Box 803, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To sign the online guest book, please visitwww.GrondinFuneralHome.com.
Published on  April 5, 2016
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