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 Dr. John
Messinger II

April 24, 1958 – October 14, 2018

 Dr. John Messinger
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— Meg Miller.
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Obituary for Dr. John Messinger II

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HOLDERNESS---Dr. John M. Messinger II died suddenly on Sunday October 14, 2018 doing what he loved. Racing kayaks with friends. John was born April 24, 1958 in Buffalo, NY.
John leaves behind his wife Susan. They had just celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary the day before. He also leaves behind his loving and talented son Adam Messinger. He is preceded in death by his son Carlton F. Messinger II, who he missed on a daily basis, his mother, Josephine Messinger, his father retired Lt. Colonel Carlton Messinger and his father-law Paul Rizzo. John will be missed by all his family members, friends, staff and patients.

John and Susan own Main Street Dental which they opened in Plymouth, NH in 2002. John and family moved to Plymouth, NH in 1998 from their home town of Buffalo, NY. They wanted to live and work in a beautiful area and raise their children in small town New England.

John received his Ph. D in organic chemistry from the University of Buffalo in 1985.
John was a tenured professor in chemistry at Buffalo State College before making a career change to become a dentist.
He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Buffalo in 1997.
He completed his residency in General Dentistry at Buffalo General Hospital in 1998.

John was an avid hiker. He had received an award for climbing 111- 4,000 ft. mountains in the New England area, including all 4,000 ft. Mountains in the state of NH. He was a Squam ranger and participated every year in Flags on the 48 in memory of 911. John climbed Mt. Rainer in 2008 to celebrate his 50th birthday.

John is survived by his mother-in-law June Rizzo, brother Peter Messinger and sister in law Patty, sister Martha Messinger, Sister in law Patricia Babcock and husband Mel; Sharon Miller and husband Tony, Brother-In-Law Steven Rizzo and wife Loree, Paula Douglas and husband Craig, David Rizzo and wife Anat, Ann Inesedy and husband Danis, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

John will be missed immensely by his wife Susan, who stated “this is not what we planned, and it wasn’t supposed to end this way I love you honey!” Take care of Carl.

In lieu of flowers you can donate in memory of John Messinger: The Farnum Center, 140 Queen City, Manchester, NH 03103. Your donation will be used to help fight the opiate crisis.

Service Information

When
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 11:00am
Location
St. Matthews Church of the Holy Trinity Parish
Address
46 Langdon Street
Plymouth, NH 03264