Alton Bay, NH
John Peter Lashnits of Alton Bay, NH, who grew up and lived most of his life in Connecticut, passed peacefully at age 72 on December 6, 2018 while surrounded by his two daughters and his wife. John (known early in his life as Peter) attended The Hotchkiss School, earned a B.S. in engineering from Yale University and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Hartford. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and commanded a HAWK missile battery in South Korea. He held flight instructor and airline transport pilot licenses, taught flying lessons, and flew charter for several years after graduating from Yale. Then he embarked on a career as an engineer for the Hamilton Standard division of United Technologies Corporation. John held a number of positions within Hamilton, including starting up and running two new companies as Hamilton subsidiaries. In 1999 he transferred to the United Technologies corporate office in Hartford, CT, where he established and managed UTC's computer security department with responsibility for protection of UTC assets globally. He traveled extensively for business and retired from UTC in 2013.
Some of his interests included flying, metalworking, woodworking, photography and riding his motorcycle.
John is predeceased by his parents, John and Ivy Lashnits. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice (Wentworth), and their two daughters, Kristen Wentworth Lashnits & Caitlin Wentworth Lashnits. He will also be missed by two sisters and numerous friends.
Calling hours will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at Lord Funeral Home located at 636 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Patient Airlift Services (“PALS”), which is a charitable organization that John belonged to as a pilot. PALS arranges free air transportation through a network of pilots using their aircraft for individuals requiring medical treatment and have a financial need. www.PALServices.org