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Thursday, November 06, 2008

In Memory of Dad and Chris




In memory of William E. Hitchcock 1928-2006

Died November 5, 2006

Mr. Hitchcock built ship models for nearly fifty years. He was a prolific builder, and was best known for his stylized commercial or decorative quality models. His refined, museum quality work is evident in his models and dioramas on exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, Mystic Seaport Museum, South Street Seaport, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the Mariners’ Museum, as well as in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the country. His work may also be signed “Arthur Clark,” a pseudonym used to identify his collaborative work with his older son, W. Paul, distinguishing their joint efforts from their individual model work.

and Christopher N. Hitchcock 1966-2006

Christopher N. Hitchcock, 40, of York, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at his home.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1966, in Huntington, N.Y., the son of William E. and June (Clark) Hitchcock. He was a graduate of York High School.

He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years and had participated in Operation Desert Storm. He had earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged.

He had worked with his father William in the family's model ship building business since 1998. Christopher was a gifted musician who enjoyed playing the bass guitar. He also enjoyed boating, cooking and especially riding his Triumph motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jayne A. (Doyle) Hitchcock of York; mother, June C. Hitchcock of Dover, N.H.; brother, William P. Hitchcock of Portsmouth, N.H., and sisters, Sandra M. Coddington and her husband Keith of Germantown, Md., and Debra A. Hitchcock and her husband Stephen Duddleson of Ijamsville, Md. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was predeceased by his father, William E. Hitchcock.

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