RAYMOND, N.H. — Mr. Carl Frederick Aylward, 84, of Raymond, N.H., beloved husband of Doris Lorraine (Allen) Aylward, died Saturday, March 2, at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., surrounded by his family.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Lewis Allen and Mildred (Herrick) Aylward. He was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School. He continued his education at the University of Massachusetts, where he majored in Chemical Engineering and was a member of the varsity hockey team. An honorably discharged veteran, Carl served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Upon graduation, Carl began his professional career in the chemical industry. He spent twenty years of his engineering career with Unitrode of Salem. The ever-present businessman, Carl began a second career in real estate, establishing Aylward and Associates in Beverly, specializing in real estate and real estate appraisal. He was well known throughout the North Shore for his attention to detail and business acumen.
An active and outstanding Mason, Carl was the Past Master of Mosiac Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Danvers, he was the District Deputy Grandmaster — Salem 8th — and was well known throughout masonic circles far and wide for his friendly nature and his experience as a ritualist. A longtime resident of the town of Danvers prior to moving to Raymond, N.H., he was an active volunteer in many Danvers activities including Youth and Little League baseball. He was the former Commissioner of Danvers Youth Baseball and enjoyed teaching others to love sports. An avid outdoorsman since childhood, Carl enjoyed flyfishing and spending time with his family in Pittsburg, N.H. His love of the out-of-doors is something he instilled in his children who spent many days together fishing and enjoying all of the world’s wonderful givings.
Carl was a true family man who dedicated his life to others and will be deeply missed. In addition to his loving wife of 60 years, Carl is survived by his daughter, Kristin Betty of Milford, N.H.; his sons, Lewis Allen Aylward and his wife Penelope of Newmarket, N.H., Carl Douglas Aylward and his wife Lisa of Groveland, and Wayne George Aylward and his wife Janet of Oregon; his eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his nieces and nephews, Dan Aylward, Nancy Callahan, Jane Adams, Allen Aylward and his sister-in-law Sally Aylward of Beverly. He was also the brother of the late Allen F. Aylward.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Thursday, March 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Private service and burial will be held in Hennicker, N.H., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Carl’s memory to the Trout Unlimited, PO Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, WV 25438-7400. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.