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ALEXANDER, Steven A. Of Cambridge on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Dear husband of Nancy Hausman. Devoted father of Nina Alexander and Jake Alexander. Beloved brother of Marcy Migdal. Proud Uncle of Ariela, Tamar, Amram and their families. Steve is survived by a constellation of friends and relatives who were his passion. Steve adored his family. He was utterly mad for his son Jake, Jake's fiancé Julia, and daughter Nina. Steve's sister Marcy and brother-in-law Joel's family and all their extended members were important to him. Not a wedding, bat mitzvah or random gathering would occur without Steve's likely presence, regardless of the challenges that travel presented him. Near the end of his life, Steve was able to attend Amram and Becca's wedding, which was a blessing. Steve was committed to his Jewish faith. He was deeply involved in the ritual observation, intellectual vigor and spiritual comfort that created a home for Steve's heart and mind. He loved his Eitz Chayim congregation and especially enjoyed the interfaith group that met at his house even during his increasing illness. Steve made enduring friendships at Rutgers and Harvard Business School, where he shone as an accomplished student. Longtime friends from Rutgers, Owen and Zane have been at his side until the last. The gang from HBS chose each other and made another lasting family. Steve became an enthusiastic artist in the last several years. His watercolor paintings are beautiful. He delighted in the class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, where he made more friends. Steve's classmates appreciated his jokes and kindness. One of them wrote to our family that, in all Steve's days, he never heard him complain about his dire lot. Steve loved humor. Indeed his business card later in life announced: "Steven Alexander, Humorist Plus". He was so funny, but he was even more spectacularly Plus. Services at the Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE, on Thursday November 1 at 11:00 am. Interment at Puritan Mount Sinai Cemetery, 776 Baker St, West Roxbury. Memorial observance at his late residence following interment until 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008 or Leukemia Discovery and Treatment Fund, c/o Jennifer Trapp, Mass General Development Office, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston MA 02114. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 31, 2012
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