Lawrence Michael Alexander, Sr.
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.