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Alexander Pitcairn

Alexander Pitcairn, Jr, 74, longtime resident of Linebrook Road, Ipswich, died Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Lahey Medical Center, Burlington following a long illness.

Born January 3, 1940  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  son  of the late  Alexander and Ann G. (Clark) Pitcairn, he was raised in Ipswich and was a graduate of Viewpoint School in America, New York. Following his graduation he attended Wentworth Institute in Boston, a student of engineering. 

He was a member of the  U.S. Navy Seabees serving in  Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Honorably discharged, he returned to  Ipswich to raise his family.  For many years years he was employed as a builder and contractor, founder of the  Pitcairn Construction in 1970.

He enjoyed summers spent with his family at Lake Winnipesaukee and more recently with his grandchildren, family and friends building his dream retirement home in New Durham, New Hampshire.

Mr. Pitcairn was an avid deer hunter, a member of the Agawam Pistol Club and the National Rifle Association and  was a longtime member of   the Trinity Episcopal Church in Topsfield. He  will be remembered for his patriotic values and commitment to various charities.

He is survived by two sons, David A. Pitcairn and his wife Yvette of Ipswich and Douglas Banks Pitcairn of Portland, Maine; two grandchildren, Madeline and Emily Pitcairn, both of Ipswich; his former wife Barbara  E. Banks of Ipswich; two nephews and  five nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Donovan formerly of Lynn and his  best canine friend, Cheyenne.

His funeral service will be held  2 pm  Saturday, March 8 in the Trinity Episcopal Church, Topsfield. Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 River Rd., Topsfield, MA 01983.

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