He retired in 2009 from working for AHC Media, as managing editor of medical journals for health care professionals. But that didn’t stop him from writing.
“He did a lot of writing and a lot of assignments,” Joan Stommen said. “He said he never missed a deadline.”
In January, the family gathered to celebrate his 70th birthday.
“That is all we talked about — our life in Ipswich and Salem,” Joan Stommen said. “Those were some of our fondest memories.”
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