Dr. John Edwin Kircher, 92, of Southport, husband of Dorothy June Eaton Kircher, died April 6, 2010, at home.

Born in Wayland, Mo., Dec. 7, 1917, son of the late Henry Frederick and Anna D. Porter Kircher, he was a Southport resident for more than seven years.

Kircher had previously resided in Stamford and Greenwich. He had been a Mason. He held a Ph. D. in organic chemistry, and retired in 1981 from Conoco [now Conoco-Phillips ] as deputy chairman.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 63 years, include two sons, Dr. Mark Henry Kircher and his wife, Dr. Pamela of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Gary John Kircher and his wife, Lori of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, E. Jessica Kircher of Southport; one sister, Anna Mary Keough of Fort Fairfield, Maine; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will take place Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. A private interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield.

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