|Death: ||May 10, 2009|
Emily Snyder Alexander
Virginia Beach – Emily Snyder , 86, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her family on May 10, 2009. Mrs. Alexander was born in York, Pennsylvania to the late Jason Bower Snyder and Marguerite Kane Snyder.
Mrs. Alexander graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1944 with a degree in business. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She treasured her college friends and was proud to be part of the Astor Group. Upon graduation Mrs. Alexander had a career in retail management working in Philadelphia for Strawbridge & Clothier. It was in Philadelphia after the war that she met a dashing young Naval officer, James Thomas Alexander, Jr. whom she wed in 1950.
Mrs. Alexander was a devoted, loyal Navy wife and a loving mother. She moved across the country several times, settling in Virginia Beach and then Alexandria. Mrs. Alexander served on the Alexandria Bicentennial Commission and was an active volunteer at her children's schools. She was a devout Episcopalian serving in the Episcopal Church Women, for Meals on Wheels, and as a Sunday school teacher. An avid gardener, Mrs. Alexander was a member of the Garden Club of Alexandria, the Garden Club of America, and the Garden Club of Virginia.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Thomas Alexander, Jr., her children Emily Kane Alexander Robinson and her husband John of Seattle, WA; James Thomas Alexander III and his wife Marti of Richmond, VA; and Patricia Alexander Kellam and her husband Luke of Franktown, VA. Mrs. Alexander is also survived by seven grandchildren: Thomas Laurance Robinson, Patricia Alexander Robinson, James Thomas Alexander IV, Marshall Branch Alexander, Christopher Carlisle Alexander, Emily Hawley Kellam, and Lucius James Kellam V. In addition, Mrs. Alexander is survived by her sister Patricia Snyder Smith of York, PA.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 16, in the Holy Trinity Chapel at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. A reception will follow in the Main Dining Room. Internment will take place at a later time at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium. The family would like to thank the staff at Westminster-Canterbury for their support and care, and they would like to express their gratitude to Romulo Odanga and Cynthia Gayda for their devotion and service to their family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hdoliver.com.
James Thomas Alexander (1920 - 2011)*
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Created by: Bettie
Record added: Dec 31, 2010
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