Irving "Jim" Alexander, age 82, of Diamond, IL, formerly of Bella Vista, AR and Chicago Heights, Naval Veteran of WWII, beloved husband of Bernadine, nee Conley; loving father of Barbara (James) Bruno, Diane (Richard) Warburton, James (Beth) Alexander and Richard (Leah) Alexander; dear brother of Marion Robinson and Jeanne Maggio; cherished grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of six. Retired 38 year employee at Illinois Bell Telephone. Founding member of St. Kieran Church in Chicago Heights. Visitation Monday, 8:30 a.m. until prayers at 9:30 a.m. at the Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood to St. Kieran Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, would be appreciated. Funeral info call 708-798-0331.