March 22, 2013
Alexander Lowery Gucker, Jr., a resident of Groton, Massachusetts, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at his niece’s home in Dedham. He was 73. Alex was born September 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Alexander Lowery and Ellen Hewson (Douglas) Gucker. He was a graduate of The Loomis School in Connecticut and an alumnus of of Haverford College. Alex was an electrical and mechanical engineer who worked for many years at Digital Equipment Corporation, designing parts for everything from submarines to satellites, to testing equipment for products. He was talented in making anything out of random parts lying around, and could always make improvements to existing tools and equipment. Alex loved classical music, Kabeyun, reading, and adding pertinent trivia to any conversation. He was a loyal friend who would always lend a helping hand, and a loving family man who was deeply loved in return. Alex was the husband of the late Alice (Monma) Gucker and the brother of the late William Hewson Gucker. He is survived by his sister, Jean Douglas McKinney of Dedham; his nieces and nephews, William D. McKinney, Jean E. Downey, and Anna F. McKinney, all of Dedham, J. Alexander McKinney of Canton, and Laurence E. McKinney of Newton; his great nieces and great nephews, Gabrielle and Ross Alexander Condry, and Corinne and Mark Downey, Jr., all of Dedham, Charlie, Caira and Colin Alexander McKinney of Canton, and Aiya and Macy Douglas McKinney of Newton; and his stepson, Craig Kenney of Belmont, California. Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. In lieu of flowers donations in Alex’s memory to your local hospice would be appreciated.