James Gerard Alexander, 90, of Yellow Springs, Ohio passed in peace on November 16, 2021. Jim was born in Yellow Springs on April 7, 1931 as one of nine children to Charles and Beatrice Alexander. Jim served in the US Army during the Korean war as Sargent and after receiving an honorable discharge he worked at Morris Bean & Company for 27 years. After leaving Morris Bean, Jim became self-employed as a general contractor and owner of rental properties.
Jim was a strong, kind, and loving leader of his family. He was the “rock,” always there to lend support, advice and love with a kind smile and a hug. He and his wife Virginia loved to travel and take their grandchildren on trips around the country in their RV. Jim was happiest when he was surrounded by loved ones. He hosted many reunions, holiday gatherings and pool parties for his large extended family.
As a lifelong resident of Yellow Springs, Jim built many relationships in the village and was regarded as a mentor and pillar of the community. He was hardworking, generous, and fiercely loyal. As a devout Catholic, Jim dedicated many years of his life in the service to his faith and membership in St. Paul Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Ruth Alexander; his first wife and mother to his children, Roberta (Postle) Alexander; daughter, Mary Ann Alexander; son, James Daniel Alexander; step-son, James Vaughn Campbell; and siblings, Edward, Joseph, Jack, William, Sister Teresa Eileen and Don Alexander. Jim is survived by children, David Alexander, Kathryn (John) Malone, John Alexander and Ruth (Eugene) Murphy of Yellow Springs, OH; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; siblings, Clara Belval, Hyde Park, VT, Patricia Alexander, Yellow Springs, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 22 at Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Rev. Andrew Cordonnier will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 23 at St. Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery