Laconia, NH (AP) — Former Laconia mayor and founder of The Laconia Daily Sun Edward J. Angler has died at the age of 74.
daily sun report that angler He died Friday in Los Alamitos, California, where he had lived with his daughter’s family since April. The cause of death was colon cancer.
After working in journalism in several states, Engler founded The Daily Sun in 2000, later serving as editor and publisher. He was elected mayor in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Among his achievements was a successful attempt to renovate the Colonial Theater of Laconia. The theater’s auditorium was named for Angler in 2019 upon his retirement as mayor.
Friends, relatives and former colleagues remembered Angler as a dedicated journalist and public servant.
Reporter Michael Kich served as a reporter for Angler from 2003 to 2017, and recalled how Angler pushed the paper to cover local stories with detail and context.
“Personally, I’ve never had the opportunity to work for such an extraordinary person, for such a long time,” Kich said.
Angler was born on June 8, 1947, in Ipswich, South Dakota. His parents and his wife of 25 years Susan died in 1998. He has two children, four grandchildren and two sisters.