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Lawrence Michael Alexander, Sr.  

Lawrence Michael Alexander, Sr.
“Larry”

June 8, 1958 – January 7, 2015

Lawrence Michael Alexander, Sr., age 56, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. His father, Robert E. Alexander, Sr. passed away just hours earlier on January 6, 2015.

Born in West Chester, PA on June 8, 1958, a son of Robert and Rose (Kelley) Alexander, Sr, Larry was a graduate of Glasgow High School. He worked as a boilermaker at Potts Welding and Boiler Repair in New Castle, DE for 33 years and would later accept a supervisory position with Apex Piping System, Inc. in Newport, DE where he worked until his retirement.

An avid and knowledgeable outdoorsman throughout his life, Larry greatly enjoyed gardening and backyard chickens in addition to hunting, crabbing and fishing. He was a gifted athlete from childhood and enjoyed both playing and watching football and baseball. Above all else, Larry was devoted to his family. He will be long remembered as a genuinely good, kind-hearted person who loved to make people laugh and was a true inspiration to family and friends alike.

In addition to his father, Larry was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence M. Alexander, Jr. He is survived by the love of his life of 30 years, Janice Jane (Russell) Alexander; daughters, Lyndie J. Feldscher (Tony) and Jennifer S. Bedford (Jason); son, Zachary R. Alexander; sisters, Grace Alexander (Sue Leek), Barbara Soyars (Dave), Bette Webster, Libby Martin and Mary Trapp (Jerry); brothers, Robert Alexander, Jr. (Vicki) and David Alexander; brothers-in-law, Cliff Russell (Yvonne), Clifton Russell IV (Marty), Eric Russell (Patricia) and Scott Russell (Cindy); cousins, Danny and Linda Blevins; 4 grandchildren, Avery and Anthony Feldscher and Tyler and Adalyn Bedford; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Colleen Pedersen and Eric and Patricia Russell for all of their love and support during this difficult time.

A funeral service for Larry and his father, Robert, Sr. will be held at 12 Noon on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 12 Noon. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Rachel Kelley, January 7, 2015

    words can take the pain away that my family is feeling but know that I love you god gained 2 beautiful angels that wu be missed dearly

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  2. Marsha Yvonne Jones, January 7, 2015

    Dearest Michelle and family,

    Nothing compares to the loss of a loved one, yet nothing compares to the love of a family. During this difficult time of bereavement and healing, know that your family is held high in prayer. As you mourn, find also comfort knowing that you still have one another. Treasure each other and be gentle with one another’s hearts. How blessed you are to have the comfort of the Father as you grieve.

    Sending love, peace, and joy to you all from San Diego, California.

    MYJ

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  3. Joni, Karyn, and Scott Manuel, January 8, 2015

    Jan and family, You have our deepest sympathies. May God give you comfort during these difficult times.

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  4. Terri Bassler, January 8, 2015

    Jan and family…..words can not explain the heartfelt sadness I feel for your loss(s). But I personally know that heartache. Hold fast to God for comfort, even when you feel that life is not fair…God is there for you if you let him in and lean on him. I’ve leaned pretty hard on him to carry me when I lost my husband. Larry was such a sweet guy and will be truly missed by so many. You and your family are in my prayers!

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  5. Charles and Dianne, January 9, 2015

    Jan, Lyndie, Jen and Zach wish I could say something, anything to help make it better. Larry and his family have been the very best Neighbors that I could ever have hoped for, and I will greatly miss him. He was a friend. I will always regret not taken the time to really get to know Larry and his Family. My heart is sad. I will see you soon Larry. I will try to be a better neighbor, and we will be here for the Family. God Bless You All!

    Charlie and Dianne

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  6. Patty Rholetter, January 9, 2015

    God gained a great angel !! Aunt Jan Jane I’m here for you always…I’m so sorry for your loss. I love you and will miss you forever. God Bless..

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  7. Bonnie Bill Bakely, January 9, 2015

    Jan and family…so sorry for your loss! I don’t recall if we have met, I am Sue Leek’s sister. Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family at this time of great loss!

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  8. Shay Lewis, January 9, 2015

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family.

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  9. Wayne and Lois Grubb, January 9, 2015

    We do not know this family personally but we both know the pain and grief they are feeling . We have both experienced it and there are no words to describe the path they are walking through at this time . We can only say .. Lean on The Lord and He will sustain you and in time , the pain will become easier to bear ., We are fervently praying for you and will continue to do so as the days go by . it will not be easy but God will get you all through them
    Wayne and Lois Grubb

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  10. chaundelle miller, January 10, 2015

    Jan and family. We haven’t meet but I knew Dave when he worked for Pott Welding. I just wanted say I’m so sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers and thoughts all of you.

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  11. Allen Russakow, January 10, 2015

    We are all saddened to hear of Larry’s passing as we were looking forward to working with him again this year.
    His work has made improvements to our operation that we live with day after day. We consider them as lasting memories of the caring person that he was.
    Sincere condolences,
    The Power Operations Team at Dupont’s Experimental Station

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  12. debbie szubielski, January 11, 2015

    Janice and family…so shocked to hear about Larry…I am so sorry for all you guys…there are no words that can help you through this…I know from experience. Larry was a gift to you for all these years. My heart goes out to you all. So many memories and I can only say that I love you and your family and with time you will feel blessed to have all those memories and that’s what you will hold on to. My prayers are with you now through these sad times…God Bless….Love…Debbie

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  13. Lee Hatley "Whitey", January 11, 2015

    Dear Janice & family,

    Please know that I am deeply saddened to hear about Larry’s passing. He did work for me at the University of Delaware, Plant Operations. I greatly appreciate all his hard work. He was a good man! My prayers are with you and your family during this time. I am sorry to hear about his Fathers passing, as well. May god comfort you. – Whitey Hatley

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