Alexander Alphonse Pinkowish, of Bristol, died May 7, 2022 at Bristol Hospital. He was born in Lowell, MA on Feb. 25, 1924 to Jedrzej "Andrew" Pinkowitz (Pienkowicz) and Mary Anna Dudzisak Pinkowitz of Drohobyczka, Poland, and he was the beloved husband for 55 years of Juddie Eleanor Warzecho Pinkowish of Forestville, who passed on Dec. 25, 2007.
Alexander graduated from Bristol High School Class of 1942, and became a member of the 460th bomber group in Italy during World War II. After the war, Alexander graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, and Rensselaer Polytechnic University with a Master's Degree in Engineering Science. He worked briefly for Bristol Brass, and then for Pratt & Whitney from 1953-1987 as a Senior Design Metallurgist in the Metallurgical Engineering Research Lab.
Alexander was predeceased by his brother Stanley Pinkowish, and sisters Mildred Dombrowski, Caroline Levine, Anna Pinkowitz, Antonet Illusky and Lucy Stockman, and daughter in-law Dawn Czcinski Pinkowish. Alexander was a devoted and attentive father to four sons, Jan, of Bristol, Peter, of Larchmont, NY, Steven, of Harwinton, and Thomas, of Essex.
Dad was a consummate scientist/engineer, home inventor, and reader who was always interested in new topics, people, and current affairs. He enjoyed playing bridge and tennis, fixing things around the house, family vacations to Cape Cod, taking his boys fishing, and traveling with Juddie to California, Florida, and Europe. He was an active Member of the Bristol Rotary, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow honoring his service.
He leaves three grandchildren, of whom he was very proud: Michael Pinkowish of San Francisco, CA and Caroline (Pinkowish) Regan of Weston, and Alexander Pinkowish of Essex, and his daughters-in law, Mary Desmond Pinkowish of Larchmont, and Mary Boone of Essex.
A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Queen St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 5-7 p.m. at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Family and friends may leave a condolence message by visiting www.dupontfuneralhome.com .