- Published: September 18, 2008
Donald A. Alexander of Yellow Springs died Sunday, Sept. 14. He was 75.
He was born May 6, 1933, the son of Charles M. and Beatrice (Heider) Alexander in Yellow Springs. Donald grew up on the family farm on Bryan Road and graduated from Bryan High School in 1951.
He was employed at Vernay Laboratory for 30-plus years, and St. Paul Catholic Church in Yellow Springs, where he continued working until his accident in December 2006. He was a life-long member of St. Paul and served in the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army. Don had a special love to be with his grandchildren, and enjoyed flower gardening and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane M. (Donley) Alexander; his parents; three brothers, Edward, Joseph and Bill Alexander; two nephews, Michael Alexander, and Timothy Alexander; and a niece, Mary Ann Alexander.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen M. Alexander and Lesley Goldsmith, and granddaughter, Rose, all of Canton, Mass.; grandson, Justin M. Alexander of Houten, The Netherlands; two brothers, John F. Alexander and James G. Alexander, both of Yellow Springs; three sisters, Sister Teresa E. Alexander of Mary-knoll, N.Y., Clara Ann Belval of Hyde Park, Vt., and Patricia Alexander of Yellow Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Jackson Lytle Williams Funeral Home, Yellow Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in the St. Paul Catholic Church, Yellow Springs. Memorial contributions in Don’s memory may be made to: the American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Dr., Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241; or the Muscular Dystrophy Association National Headquarters, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.