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Mary K. Alexander, 91, of Tamarac, Fla., and formerly of Shavertown and Dallas, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the late Peter Alexander, who died in 1986.

Born in Clinton, Mass., Mary was a daughter of the late Christos and Barbara Mihopoulos Kekeris. After living in Massachusetts and Connecticut, her family settled in Washington, D.C., when she was a child, where she graduated high school and attended American University, as well as the Corcoran School of Art.

Mary was an accomplished painter, and regularly sang with her two sisters on the radio in the Washington area during the Big Band era.

Early in her career, she was employed by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. State Department as an administrative assistant in Washington, D.C.

In 1960, Mary married Peter Alexander and moved to Shavertown, and later lived at Newberry Estate in Dallas. In 1975 she began a career in real estate with Lewith and Freeman. From 1978 to 1983 she co-managed the Dallas Drive-In Theatre with her husband. She was also associated with the Forty Fort Theatre until it closed in 1988.

Mary was involved for years with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic League. She was a longtime member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre. In 2002, she retired from her realty career and moved to South Florida, where she was involved in local civic activities. She was also a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; brothers, Charles Kekeris and William Kekeris; and sister, Jean Kekeris Dawson.

Surviving are a son, Thomas and his wife, Gwyn, and grandson, Peter, Davie, Fla.; brother, Arthur Kekeris, Silver Spring, Md.; sister, Martha Lambros, Potomac, Md., several nieces and nephews, and two goddaughters.

Viewing hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A Trisagion service will be held at 6 p.m.

A private funeral will be held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be private at Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice by the Sea,

For more information, or to send the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website at
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 12, 2014