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.