The joy in Alexander Filipovs life came from his church, his family and from tinkering with electronic equipment. Born in Regina on April 11, 1931, Filipov moved with his family to Windsor, Ont., when he was 9. As a teenager, he reassembled old radios, a hobby that led to a degree in electrical engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. In 1957, he met his future wife, Loretta, an American, during a business trip to New Jersey. Two years later, he landed a position as an electrical engi-
neer near Concord, Mass.
Filipov worked as an engineer for several Bostonarea companies. Even after retiring, he consulted, and, on Sept. 11, was heading to Los Angeles on business aboard American Airlines Flight 11. For more than four decades, Filipov was an active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, serving terms as deacon and moderator. He and Loretta had three sons, Allan, David and Jeffrey. “I want people to remember him for the things he brought to life,” says Loretta, “not the way he died.” ■
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