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Kenneth R. Aylwin

Kenneth R. Aylwin, 72, husband of Linda J. (Joyce) Aylwin of Rosewood Drive, Ipswich, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in the Beverly Hospital following his recent illness.

Ken was born in Salem on December 3, 1948 one of the four children of the late Theodore L. and Yvonne I. (Grenier) Aylwin. He was educated at St. Joseph Parochial School in Salem, Salem High School graduating with the Class of 1966 and went on to study engineering at North Shore Community College. Following college he enlisted in the Navy serving for four years in the Vietnam Era. During his service he was an avionics technician working on F4s and A4s and later served as a radio operator on a P3 submarine patrol aircraft. He was honorably discharged with a vast knowledge of advanced avionics.

Married in 1976 the Aylwins made their home in Gloucester. They later resided in Rowley and most recently in Ipswich since 2004.

For thirty of these years Ken was employed as a technical representative for the XEROX Corp. from which he retired in 2002.

He enjoyed his many hours in his home woodshop, home gardening, landscaping and following the Red Sox.  

Ken was a former communicant of St. Joseph Church in Salem, more recently attending St. Marys in Rowley.  

In addition to his loving wife Linda he is survived by a son, Daniel P. Aylwin of Ipswich; two brothers, Richard Aylwin of Danvers, Paul Aylwin of Pottersville, NY; a sister, Elaine Sullivan of Nashua, NH and several nephews and nieces.

His funeral service will be held Monday 9 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially welcomed, with Covid 19 restrictions and limited seating. Visiting hours will be Sunday 4 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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