David A. Pitcairn

Died: 2019-03-02
Resided in: Ipswich, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2019-03-08 * 5pm-8pm
Service type: Funeral Service
Service date: 2019-03-09 * 2pm *
Service location: Trinity Episcopal Church : 124 River Rd, Topsfield, MA 01983
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Contributions: In Lieu of flowers donations in David's name may be made to the Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 ( or Ipswich Corner Stone Cancer Program at

5-8 Visitation Friday : 2pm Services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 River Rd, Topsfield, MA 01983/ SAT.

After a two year long courageous battle with cancer, David A. Pitcairn, 54, of Ipswich, MA, passed peacefully in his sleep on March 2, 2019. David was born on July 30, 1964. He was the loyal husband to his wife, Yvette M. Pitcairn for over 20 years. He also had two treasured daughters, Madeline H. Pitcairn age 20, and Emily E. Pitcairn age 17. His father, Alexander (Sandy) Pitcairn Jr predeceased David. He is survived by his Mother, Barbara Banks Pitcairn of Rowley, MA, and his brother Douglas Banks Pitcairn (wife Sue) of Ipswich MA. David was educated in business management at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He later attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Wellesley, MA. David worked as a Wedding Disc Jockey, and at various radio stations. He was also the Master of Ceremonies for the North Shore Cancer Society’s Celebration of Life for many years. David was proud to continue the legacy of his father through his company; Pitcairn Construction. David, a finish carpenter by trade, loved building and creating. Whether it be a house, ice rink, art studio, music room, stage, or obstacle course for some of the many neighborhood gatherings he loved to host. He loved the community and bringing people together. In addition to his family and friends, David had a passion for sports. He was an avid hockey player and fan, ran cross country, and loved to mountain bike with his two daughters and friends alike. One his favorite and most prominent roles was as the "Pitcairn Pond Rink Manager." Watching and assisting family and friends skating on one of his most prized possessions brought David so much joy, and his memory as a rink manager, father, husband, and friend will live on forever.

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Our sincere condolences to the family and to his mother, Barbara. Sincerely, Carole Peterson Carter and Alexander Belman Carter, Jr.
We will miss David terribly and our hearts go out to his wonderful family and many, many friends. We take solace in the belief that there is a special place in Heaven for people like David who bring so much happiness to others. Our deepest sympathies, The Falardeaus
Yvette, We are very sorry to hear about David. Please accept our condolences. Sincerely, Maggie McLaughlin and Family
Thanks for the memories David. I will always cherish our friendship. You were loved by so many. Rest now.
I am shocked and saddened by this news. It was great to see David at Sandy’s funeral recently after so many year. Sorry to say that I will be out of the country until Saturday night. Please know that David and the Pitcairn family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
To my Long time friend and family My heart weighes heavy May peace be with you ! Marshall - Skiff FAIMLY
Our hearts goes out to Davids family. Sincerest condolences to Yvette, Emily and Maddy. Warmest regards, Amy and Boyd
Words cannot say how sad we are that David's journey ended so soon. He will be sadly missed by this family. Auntie Anne and Uncle Wayne Banks
I will be away for the services--but Dave is in my mind and in my heart. One of the biggest honors of my life was when he asked me to play hockey in his home rink on Wednesday nights "with the guys". I will treasure those nights! What an amazing man, host, neighbor, father and husband he was-- and I will truly miss his energy, kindness, ingenuity and sense of humor. Rest in Peace my hockey pal.--Betsy Frost

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