In memory of
Milton Stone "Milt" Tasker
Milton "Milt" Stone Tasker, 92, a longtime resident of Concord passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 15, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Concord. Milt was born Nov. 29, 1924, to Everett Tasker and Mary "Stone" Tasker in Concord. He was a graduate of Concord High School Class of 1942 and was a well-known trumpet player. After graduation, he went onto work in the family business as an automotive mechanic at Tasker's Garage. In 1948, he enlisted in the New Hampshire National Guard and went on to serve more than 38 years as a senior NCO in the 3643rd Maintenance Company. His tour of duty in the Army Guard encompassed many periods of peace, war and conflicts. He was an active Mason and belonged to several Masonic orders. He was a life time member of the First Congregational Church in Concord and also worshiped at the South Barnstead Congregational Church during the summer months. Milt enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, photography and spending time with family and friends. Milt also loved to travel and visited many beautiful sights before the deterioration of his eyesight took effect. At home, he was a master gardener and grew many varieties of flowers and his expertise in vegetable gardening was second to none. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Julia Babb Tasker. He is survived by their three children, Linda Tasker Elkins and husband, Russell, of Loudon, Barbara Tasker McGahan and husband, Brendon, of Concord and Thomas Tasker and Gail Skidmore of Webster and two children from a previous marriage Rick Tasker of Barnstead and Melanie Tasker Ekstrom of Pembroke. He also leaves behind his sister Jeanne Tasker Cate and husband, Arthur, of Concord and brother Roger Tasker and Reita Jenkins of Alabama. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friends and family are asked to join in remembering Milton on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at the First Congregational Church, 177 N. Main St., Concord. A grave side service will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery immediately after. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VNA Hospice Program at thankyou4caring.org/tribute-donation-form. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bennett's Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be offered at bennettfuneral.com
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