DOVER - Jere L. Lundholm died peacefully at his home on the Oyster River in Durham on June 16, 2021 surrounded by family and friends.
A graduate of UNH, class of 1953, he was the embodiment of a loyal alumnus. His attachment to the University began long before he began his journey there. Jere's father, Carl Lundholm, was the UNH athletic director for 42 years.
Jere excelled at all that he pursued in academics, athletics and with his career. After graduation he attended MIT where he earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering. Jere spent two years in the Air Force before starting what would be a 35-year career at the international consulting firm Arthur D. Little. Throughout his career he worked on special projects and cutting edge technologies. When he retired he was serving as the Vice President of International Contracting.
Jere had extraordinary skills, as he was an active listener, a leader, and a person of high integrity, a role model and mentor to others.
Throughout his lifetime, Jere was devoted to and actively engaged with UNH. In 1966, he began serving for three terms on the Alumni Association board of director's. He served on the Athletic Director's Advisory Board and numerous other committees. He was the first recipient of the UNH Foundation's Volunteer of the Year Award. Jere was also inducted into the UNH Athletics Hall of Fame. His last volunteer project with his wife, Harriet was to organize and implement the Fabulous '50s Decade Reunion. Jere and Harriet were honored by UNH as recipients of the 2019 Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy.
Jere's athletic skills were evident throughout his life. Skiing was his passion which he enjoyed doing well into his late 80s. Everyone fortunate enough to know Jere, loved him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 38-years, Harriet B. Forkey, and his loving family; Robert and Waree Belford and their children Vincent and Carissa Belford and Charlene and Robert Fellows. He was predeceased by his parents Ada and Carl Lundholm, his brother Donald, his sister-in-law, Betty Lundholm and his nephew, Robert Lundholm.