Gregory Shea Aldrich, 50, of Falmouth and Provincetown, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada, died September 18 after a battle with cancer.
He was the son of Deborah A. (Shea) Aldrich and Arthur G. Aldrich Jr.
He graduated from Falmouth High School in 1988 and from Bentley University in 1994. He continued his education at Harvard University, earning a graduate certificate in business in 1998.
During a study abroad program while enrolled at Bentley Mr. Aldrich developed an interest in foreign countries, cultures and languages. He worked for Volkswagen in Puebla, Mexico, Ford Motor Company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and i-Technique in Montreal, Quebec. Ultimately he visited 31 countries, lived in six, and spoke four languages.
Mr. Aldrich also had an independent Apple computer-repair business and was known as “The Mac Whisperer.”
His love of animals contributed to his lifelong vegetarianism.
In addition to his mother, he leaves an aunt, Ann Aldrich of Gloucester; a brother, Arthur G. Aldrich III of Falmouth; a sister, Leora Ulrich of Gloucester; a niece and nephew, Corryn Ulrich and Quinten Ulrich, both of Gloucester; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died in May.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 24, from 4 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Avenue in Mashpee.