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WHEELER, Alexander Jr. "Sandy" 91, of Yarmouth, Maine, passed away of natural causes on December 23, 2013. He was born to the late Alexander and Agnes Wheeler on June 10, 1922 in Boston, MA. He grew up in Boston and Manchester-by-the-Sea and attended Dexter School and Milton Academy. He received a BA from Harvard University in 1945. Sandy served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. Sandy and Marianne Hatch married in 1951 and settled in Dover, MA. He worked as a Trust Real Estate Officer at the First National Bank of Boston, and served as an Assessor for the towns of Dover and Sherborn, MA. After Mariannes death in 1960, Sandy re-married to Alice Stetson Kelly in 1960 and then to Christina Binney Greer in 1974. Sandy was active in Track & Field and football at Harvard, and was a member of the Varsity and Owl Clubs. He served as Secretary of the Eastern Dog Club and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. His interests included sailing and traveling, but first and foremost he was a devoted and much loved father and grandfather. Sandy is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, James G. and Emlen Wheeler; two daughters: Frances Wheeler-Berta of Camden, ME, married to Matthew, and Robin Bognuda of S. Antonino, Switzerland, married to Giulio. He is also survived by three step-children, Laura Moehrke of Wakefield, RI; Christopher Greer of Pasadena, CA and Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Susan Gildar of Scottsdale, AZ. His nieces and nephews are Lyn Anderson of Wenham, MA; Jake Wheeler of St. Johnsbury, VT; Bill Wheeler of Nahant, MA and Jonathan Wheeler of Boston, MA; Seeley Kaplan of Carnation, WA; Lucy LeBert of Seattle, WA, and Stephen LeBert of Corinth, MS. He was predeceased by his brother, William Wheeler; his sister, Agnes Wheeler; his daughter, Ellen Hayward Wheeler, and his step-son, Robert Greer. Sandys five grandchildren are: Megan Kennedy, Hannah Berta, Clio Berta, Michelle Bognuda, and Narisorn Bognuda. His step-grandchildren are: Will and Sam Moehrke; Emily, Natalie & Holly Gildar; Robert, Timothy, Christina & Nicholas Greer; and Catherine, Christopher, and Elizabeth Greer. They all had a special place in his heart. A private burial service will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Dover, MA, on December 31, 2013. Please visit: www. lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Sandys family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels in your community, or to www.mowaa.org.
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 29, 2013
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