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George Doxrud Aitken

  • Birth 14 May 1953 Wyndmoor, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 2007 Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec Circle E-new Lot 224 Grave 3
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  • Memorial ID 50833505

George Doxrud Aitken was born to John Niven Aitken, III, and Marjorie Doxrud Aitken, on May 14, 1953.
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From Philadelphia Daily News, January 9, 2007:

George Doxrud Aitken, 53, lacrosse coach
By JOHN F. MORRISON
George Doxrud Aitken, a popular bartender in the suburbs and an outstanding athlete and coach who influenced many kids to take up lacrosse, died Friday from complications of colon cancer. He was 53 and lived in Media.
George, a husky, jovial man, tended bar at the former Packy's Restaurant in Media for a number of years, developing a rapport with customers through his cheerful nature and obvious love of his job.
He also tended bar at LaTaverna in Bryn Mawr and at the Waynesboro Country Club.
"George loved the interaction with people," said his brother Robert. "He had a tremendous following and touched the lives of all."
He was born in Wyndmoor to John and Marjorie Aitken. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School, where he excelled at football, basketball and lacrosse. He played varsity lacrosse for four years at the University of Delaware.
He was a coach and teacher at Germantown Academy, Abington Friends School and the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.
He also coached at various club levels for the Eagles Eye Lacrosse Club, MAB Paints and Team Harley.
"His passion for coaching kids in lacrosse helped grow the game in the Philadelphia area," his brother said. "He was a true pioneer of the game."
George battled colon cancer with the same ferocity he took to the playing field, his brother said. "It was inspirational to everybody to see this old lion fight this disease that was supposed to have killed him in six months," Robert said. "He fought it for two years."
He also is survived by his wife, the former Robin L. Killian; two other brothers, John and Mark; and a sister, Julia A. Poms.
Services: Memorial service 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. David's Episcopal Church, Valley Forge Road, Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1615 West Chester Pike, Suite 102, West Chester PA 19382, or the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, 1927 Corinthian Ave., Abington, Pa. 19001.
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  • Maintained by: Thomas Higgerson
  • Originally Created by: Joz
  • Added: 8 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50833505
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Doxrud Aitken (14 May 1953–5 Jan 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50833505, citing Media Cemetery, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Higgerson (contributor 46778801) .