George W. Aitken

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Calling hours for George William Aitken, 76, of Lottsburg, Va., who died Jan. 28, 2012, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Aldous Funeral Home in Rutland and followed by burial in Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.

Mr. Aitken was born May 9, 1935, in Melrose, Mass., the son of Frederick and Doris (Brewster) Aitken.

He graduated with a M.S. in Engineering from Harvard University in 1968, B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University in 1958 and was a registered Professional Engineer in New Hampshire.

He was employed by the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H.; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Directorate of Research and Engineering headquarters in Washington, D.C.; U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Va.; the Department of the Army at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; OptiMetrics Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was vice president; and Geo-Spatial Technologies in Alexandria, Va.

Mr. Aitken was a member of F&AM Franklin Lodge #6 in Lebanon, N.H.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, formerly of Rutland County, Vt.; three children, Patricia Lowe of Stockbridge, Ga., George Aitken Jr. of Boise, Idaho, and Linda Coutermarsh of Cannan, N.H.; stepchildren, Debra, of Charlottesville, Va., William Jr., of Fairlee, Vt., Scott and Michelle Knox, both of Londonderry, N.H., and Jacqueline Samson of Glastonbury, Conn.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Lodge #6, 25 Green St., Lebanon, NH 03766.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 20, 2012
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