Jack C. Aiton, 91, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Lawrence Park, died Saturday, July 14, 2012. He was born October 12, 1920 in Erie and moved from Lawrence Park to Vero Beach in 1999. Mr. Aiton was a United States Navy veteran of WWII. He was a graduate of Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Aiton retired as Manager of Maintenance for General Electric, Erie, after 40 years of service. In Erie, he was a past Director of the Iroquois School District, 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Tyrian Lodge #362. He was a member of Lawrence Park Golf Club and was the Men's Club Champion and Senior Champion for many years. He was a member of the League of the Lower Lakes comprised of golfers from Toledo, Cleveland, Erie and Buffalo and in 1974, he was inducted into the Erie District Golf Association Hall of Fame. In 1977, he played in the USGA Men's Senior Amateur Championship. Mr. Aiton is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth N. Aiton; son, Thomas Aiton of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; daughter, Nancy Truscott of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Rita Wilkinson of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mr. Aiton was predeceased by his son, Doug Aiton and brother, William Aiton. There will be no services. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach, FL 32960. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lowthercremationservice.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on July 19, 2012