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Howard L. Alexander Sr.

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ARLINGTON -- Howard L. Alexander, Sr. a resident of Sugar Shack Lane in Arlington, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at The Centers For Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington.

Howard was born in Nutley, N.J., on Feb. 23, 1921, the son of Howard Morgan and Marjorie (Stiles) Alexander. He received his education in Ardmore, Pa., graduating from Lower Merion High School, class of 1942.

Howard married the former Mae Thompson in Germantown, Pa., on Nov. 2, 1946, and came to Arlington from Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., in 1969. Howard worked as a carpenter for many years, but his true passion was the fire department. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Union Fire Company in Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., for 27 years and was promoted to deputy fire marshall for Lower Merion Township, Pa. Howard was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a member of the Seabees in the South Pacific.

Howard was an avid hunter, especially small game and deer. He was a huge Ted Williams fan and enjoyed watching Boston Red Sox baseball and Penn State College football. Howard enjoyed his home and cherished times spent with his family.

Howard is survived by his wife, Mae Alexander, of Arlington; his son, Howard L. Alexander Jr., of Arlington; his daughter, Susan A. Llauget of Lancaster, Calif.; his brother, Charles Clinton Alexander III, of South Hampton, N.J.; his grandchild, Nicole L Caetano and his great-grandchild, Ethan Edward Caetano, both of Hanford, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

At the request of the family there are no funeral services.

Memorial contributions in Howard’s memory may be made to The Lupus Foundation of America, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, Route 7A.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 10 to Mar. 13, 2006
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