Alexander “Buddy” Yurgaitis Jr., 95, of Warrenton passed away peacefully Saturday, January 2, 2021, in his home.
He was born September 13, 1925, in Front Royal, to the late Alexander Yurgaitis and Margaret Clegg Yurgaitis.
He graduated from Marshall High School and the Columbia Technical Institute of Arlington. During World War II, he served as a medic in the U.S. Navy. After his three-year enlistment, he married Alice Trigg Swain and settled in Fauquier County. He subsequently founded the Yurgaitis Construction Company in 1954 which undertook building the Bethel Academy residential community of more than 140 homes.
He was a principal broker and past chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Fauquier/Loudon Board of Realtors. He was a past chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Peoples National Bank of Warrenton for 26 years, past chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Fauquier Springs Country Club for approximately 20 years and past president and member of the Board of Directors of Sulphur Springs Investment Corporation. He was also proud to be past president and director of the Lions Club of Delaplane, an active member of the Lions Club of Warrenton and member of the John Marshall Club. He was an avid duck hunter and sportsman. Buddy was a sponsor of Ducks Unlimited for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Alice S. “Penny” Yurgaitis, and four children, Helen Ilsley, Diane Elliot, Twila Jane Adams and Alexander Thomas Yurgaitis. He leaves behind seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He also leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, George William Yurgaitis, and his sister, Margaret Ann Beardall.
The family will accept visitors from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, January 7, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by internment at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton.