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ALEXANDER, Claudia DR. CLAUDIA ALEXANDER Dr. Claudia Borello Alexander, 78, of Vienna, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013. She was born to the late Marco and Irene Borello, October 4, 1934, in San Jose, California. Claudia graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State University; an M.A. from Santa Clara University; and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. She was an Associate Professor Emeritus of English at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, where she taught for 17 years. She also taught at Leigh High School in San Jose, California and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. While at Southeastern Louisiana University she was active in the Arts directing and acting in plays for the SLU Theater Department and the Columbia Theater Players. For the English Department she directed an annual Renaissance Banquet which was always memorable. Claudia was passionate about both Literature and Teaching. She loved introducing students to all kinds of literature and history. She defended classic literature with tireless energy. Interested in Women's Studies she received grants to present papers and give classes on the subject. She researched and edited The Quotable Woman by Elaine Partnow. Claudia's family was most important to her, she devoted her life to them. She is survived by her brother, Leonard F. Borello, of Saratoga, California; three children, Eric Alexander of Atlanta, Georgia; Ariel O'Heeron, of Orlando, Florida and Adrienne Lutz of Vienna, Virginia. She also is survived by seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, five nieces, six nephews as well as several grand nieces and grand nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the chapel at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St., Santa Clara, CA 95050. Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, Santa Clara, California. Online condolences and fond memories of Claudia may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 2, 2013
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