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John A. Urquhart, 86, Of Fairfield, Ran John A. Urquhart Associates

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - John Alexander Urquhart (Jack) of Fairfield died Friday, Aug. 22. He was 86.

Urquhart was born in Savannah, Ga. to George and Helen Urquhart. He received an engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean conflict. He was a retired officer of the General Electric Company, where his career spanned 41 years. Before his retirement, he served as executive vice president of both the International and Power Systems Sectors. Following retirement, he ran John A. Urquhart Associates, a consulting business focusing on the energy and utility industries. He was on the Board of Trustees of The American University of Cairo, and served on the British North American Committee, the U.S. Council for Energy Awareness and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Industry Advisory Board. He also served on the Boards of Directors of the Hubbell Corporation, Catalytica Energy Systems Inc., Aquarion and the Weir Group, to name a few.

Urquhart is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; daughter, Jane Urquhart Lowe; son, John Alexander Urquhart, Jr.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Trinity Episcopal Church.

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