John T. Chirgwin of Edgartown died at home on Saturday, May 25. He was 83.

John was born on April 22, 1936, in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Lucille (Hoyt) and Frederick Chirgwin.

He is survived by a daughter, Melissa H. Thorkilsen, of New Canaan, Conn.

Services will be held at a later date and a full obituary will appear in a future ediiton of the Gazette.

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