ANDOVER, MA: Sigmund Brillinger Pfeiffer died March 7, 2014, in Andover, Mass.
Born October 21, 1926, in York, Pa., he was the son of Fritz Pfeiffer and Florence Brillinger Pfeiffer.
His parents were painters and his childhood was spent in various studios in New York City; Paris, France; Provincetown, Mass.; as well as extended visits in York with his maternal grandparents, Horace and Margaret Brillinger.
During and after high school, he worked for the York Furnace Company as a designer and troubleshooter.
He served in the military for two years at Fort Dix, N.J. Later he became an electrical engineer earning his degrees at Penn State University.
He began his career with Western Electric in New Jersey, retiring from the same company in North Andover, Mass. He held several patents on binary digital-to-analog converters for synchro devices.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Andover, Mass.
His passion was swimming almost daily at either the local YMCA or Pomps Pond in Andover. He was twice named to the pond’s Ten Mile Club.
He is survived by his cousin, Adele Sowle McCreary of York. Following cremation, he was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York.
Published on  September 18, 2014