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Robert E. Alexander, Sr.  

Robert E. Alexander, Sr.

August 27, 1928 –¬†January 6, 2015

Robert E. Alexander, Sr., age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. His beloved son, Lawrence Michael Alexander, Sr., passed away just a few hours later on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Mr. Alexander was born in Kennett Square, PA on August 27, 1928 and was the son of the late Pusey and Anna Alexander. He made his career as a boilermaker and was employed by Potts Welding and Boiler Repair in New Castle, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

Known for his kind and good-natured personality, Mr. Alexander was the first to lend a hand to anyone in need. He gave of his time and talents as both a little league and adult softball coach. He possessed a keen interest in farming and anything mechanical. In his leisure time, Mr. Alexander enjoyed bowling and completing jigsaw puzzles. He was happiest in the company of his beloved family, whether he was hosting picnics for family and friends or spending time with his wife, Rose at their cabin in Everett, PA. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Mr. Alexander will be truly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 9 siblings and a grandson, Lawrence M. Alexander, Jr. Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rose (Kelley) Alexander; children, Grace Alexander (Sue Leek), Barbara Soyars (Dave), Bette Webster, Libby Martin, Mary Trapp (Jerry), Robert E. Alexander, Jr. (Vicki) and David Alexander; daughter-in-law, Janice Alexander; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.

A funeral service for both Mr. Alexander and his son, Lawrence, 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. Kenneth C.B. Herbert, January 7, 2015

    The family and I are with heavy hearts over the loss of these two men whom treated us as another part of the family.
    They both will be sorely missed.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to you all..

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  2. Susanna Jessup, January 7, 2015

    So sorry for you loss. I know Mr A will be missed by all. Our prayers are with you all.

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

    Our words fall short of expressing our sympathies for your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and will pray for you to find comfort during these difficult times.

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  4. Donna O'Neil, January 8, 2015

    You both will now be God’s hands and have no more pain. My heart feels heavy for the family to lose 2 members of the family. I will keep you in my thoughts and keep you in my prayers.

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  5. Terri Bassler, January 8, 2015

    Such a sweet man with a kind heart. He touched so many people’s lives and always had a way to make you smile. He will be missed here on this earth but is now singing and dancing a little diddy with the angels and his family. Stay strong and hold on to dear memories….Robert will always be close in your heart! Praying for your family!

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  6. Bill and Debbie Haggerty, January 9, 2015

    There are two very special Angels in heaven and will always be with us they will be missed.

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  7. Mark and Linda DiSabatino, January 9, 2015

    To Grace and her family,

    We were very sorry to read of the passing of both your brother and father. We know of the closeness of your family so you will be consoled and supported through this difficult time by their love.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Grace. Mark & Linda

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  8. Bonnie and Bill Bakely, January 9, 2015

    We had only met the one time, at the courthouse for Grace and Sue, but what I remember is a very funny and nice man. My thoughts are prayers are with your family at the time of great loss!

    Bonnie (Sue’s sister) and Bill Bakely

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  9. Wayne and Lois Grubb, January 9, 2015

    WE DO NOT KNOW YOU PERSONALLY NOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS TIME OF GRIEF . BUT OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL …GOD KNOWS AND WILL HOLD YOU IN HIS ARMS OF LOVE , AS YOU TRUST HIM ..HE KNOWS THE SORROW AND GRIEF YOU ARE FEELING , TIME DOES HEAL…. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND WALK YOU THRU THIS TIME OF SORROW

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  10. Wendy White, January 18, 2015

    Grace, Bette and the entire Alexander family –

    I was so sorry to hear of the passings of both your brother and father. My thoughts are with you all during what I am sure is a very difficult time. I hope many happy memories will help you through such loss and sorrow.

    Wendy White

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