Ronald E. Belmer, 77, in Navy During Cuban Missile Crisis

Ronald E. Belmer, 77, of Salisbury, and a former  resident of Groveland for 40 years, died Jan. 30, at Merrimack Valley Health Center, Amesbury.

Born, raised, and educated in Haverhill, son of the late Robert and Dorothea (Howard) Belmer, he graduated from Haverhill Trade Schoo, Class of 1956. Belmer served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Belmer worked as a carpenter for local contractors and was later employed at Philips Academy and at Foss Manufacturing. In his later years, he was the well-known crossing guard at Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall School in Groveland.

A member of the VFW Lorraine Post, Belmer enjoyed traveling and vacationing in Las Vegas and St. Martin Island.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia (Coulombe) Belmer, two daughters, Lynne A. Belmer of Haverhill, and Julie M. Belmer-Spencer of Groveland, three grandchildren, Tyler J. Belmer, Samantha L. Belmer, and Ava Spender, a sister, Judith Gagnon of Barefoot Bay, FL, a niece, and two nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Ronald L. Belmer.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, MA. A Service of Remembrance will follow at 7:15 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.