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