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Karen Alexander

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ALEXANDER, Karen Karen Alexander 43, of Midland, formerly of Woodstock, GA died Sunday, June 8, 2008 at her home due to complications of diabetes. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at McMullen Funeral Hoe, 3874 Gentian Blvd., Columbus, GA and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet, NY. The family will receive friends at the respective funeral homes immediately following the memorial services. Born July 27, 1964 in Troy, New York, Karen was the daughter of Frank and Bonnie (Salvato) Esposito. She lived in Watervliet and Oneonta, NY before moving to Woodstock, GA in December, 1995. She was a graduate of Watervliet High School; had received here A.A.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from the State University of New York at Canton, her B.S. degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany, and M.S. degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Her career in the food & beverage manufacturing and medical device manufacturing industries included employment at DMV International Nutritionals, Inc., Fraser, NY, Cryolife, Inc., Kennesaw, GA, British Standards Institution, Reston, VA, and App Tec Laboratory Services, Marietta, GA. Most recently she had worked as Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for Rita Medical Systems, Inc. (now Angiodynamics) in Manchester, GA and as Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Cott Beverages, Inc., Columbus, GA. A career-driven, consummate professional, Karen was happiest when engrossed in her work or surrounded by her beloved cats and dogs. She is survived by her husband, David; her parents, Frank J. and Bonnie Esposito of Menands, NY; two brothers, Frank J. Esposito, his wife, Michelle, and son, Jacob of Waterford, NY, and Tony, his wife, Christine, and their children, Lauren, Nicholas, Lindsey and Justin of Albany, NY; her mother in-law, Mrs. George (Mary) Moller of Surfside Beach, SC; her father in-law, William J. Alexander (Leona) of Davenport, NY; aunts and uncles, Ann and Roger Thomas of Watervliet and John and Karen Esposito of Ballston Lake, NY, her beloved cousins, and brothers and sisters in-law. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Anna (Losito) Esposito and grandfather, Frank P. Esposito. Karen would have liked that in lieu of flowers or any other expressions of sympathy, please adopt a pet in her memory or contribute to a local branch of the Humane Society or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.mcmullenfuneralhome.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 10, 2008
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