Joseph Harper Binns, 92, of Windham, NH passed away January 28, 2009 in New Smyrna Beach, FL Born in Lawrence, MA; he grew up in N. Andover, MA graduation from Johnson High School and later attended the night program at Lowell Technological Institute training to become a chemist. During WW II he enlisted in the Army, earning a purple heart in Germany and Landing on Utah Beach on D-Day. He worked as a dyestuff chemist and later in sales for American Analine Products and Koppers Company out of Cranston, RI. After retirement he moved to Windham, NH and started wintering in New Smyrna Beach. He was a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorist, Cochichewick Masonic Lodge in N. Andover and where last summer he was honored as a 70 year member, The Shriner’s in Cranston and Turnbull Bay Men’s Golf Assoc. He loved golf and had his first hole in one at age 87 followed by two more 3 weeks later. He also enjoyed shuffling, playing cards and doing his daily crossword puzzle. Mr. Binns was predeceased by his wife of almost 60 years, Constance Walker Binns. He is survived by his son, David and his wife, Linda of Attleboro, MA, daughter, Susan Alosky and her husband Joseph of Windham, NH and Port Orange, FL, 4 grandchildren, Jason Alosky and his wife, Halie of Windham, NH, Rachel Alosky of Asheville, NC, Ellen Binns of Denver, CO, Steven Binns of Jackson Hole, WY and his beloved friend and companion Elsie Hearns.
Memorial contributations in his name may be made to the The Shriner’s Children Hospital at www.shrinershq.org. .
A graveside service will be held in June in Windham, NH