|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1928|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 2008|
North Carolina, USA
Mr. Donald Paul Alexander, 80, of 330 Appalachian Drive, Boone, died Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008, at Watauga Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 11, 1928 in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Donald Briggs Alexander and Annette Frances Cardarelli Alexander.
After graduating high school, Mr. Alexander enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he served until 1949. Beginning college in St. Petersburg, Fla., he was soon called back into the Marine Corp, where he was introduced to helicopters. Leaving the Marines for a second time, Mr. Alexander entered George Washington University. He joined Kaman Aircraft Corporation in 1954 and worked as a Field Service
Representative for the Marine Corp, HOK and HUK helicopters, and the Air Force H-43 helicopters.
Mr. Alexander has held numerous positions as an Advisor and Service Representative. Some of these positions include Program Advisor to the Iranian Air Force in Teheran, Advisor to the U.S. Navy at Subic Bay, Philippines, Barbers Point, Hawaii, Naval Station, Naples, Italy, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia and NAS, North Island, Calif.. After 40 years of employment with Kaman Aircraft, Mr. Alexander retired while at North Island as the Western Regional Manager for Customer Service. Locally he was an active member of the Watauga Amateur Radio Club, Rotary, Habitat for Humanity, and ASU's Institute for Senior Scholars.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia O'Brien Alexander; one son, Donald Edward Alexander and wife, Erin, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Briggs Sullivan and husband, John, of London, England; and three granddaughters, Erin Briggs Sullivan and Mattie Elizabeth Sullivan, both of London, and Melissa Briggs Alexander of Daytona Beach.
Services will be conducted Monday morning, June 9, 2008, at 11:00 o'clock, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock.
Officiating will be Father Joe Mulligan, Father Conrad Hoover and Dr. Dick Rupp. Military graveside rights and burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
The family received friends Sunday afternoon, from 3:00 until 5:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Watauga County Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the Alexander family at www.hamptonfuneralservice.com.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
published in The Watauga Democrat - 10 June 2008
Mountlawn Memorial Park and Gardens
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Mar 10, 2009
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