Donald Wagner Alexander

Donald Wagner Alexander

WWII Veteran Tech Sergeant

Donald Wagner Alexander, United States Army Service Forces, passed away Oct. 2, 2013 at the age of 94 in his Torrance residence of 62 years. Predeceased by his beautiful wife of 67 years, Dorothy, he is survived by his sister, Betty Roulette, of Hagerstown, MD; daughters, Judith James, Barbara Alexander, Donna (Ed Gabaldon) and Vicki (Ed) Cuthbertson. He has eight grandchildren, Lisa, Yvette, Stacy, Rich, Steve, Shannon, Heather and Christine; and ten great-grandchildren, Jake, Zach, Nick, Luke, Katie, Sydney, Brady, Ty Skylar and Chloe. He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews; good friend, Joe and his pals at the Yellow Basket.

In 1941, he led a cadre from Camp Stoneman to Torrance, where he was in charge of opening the Los Angeles Port Embarkation Hospital (now known as Harbor General).

He received the Philippine Libernation Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze, stars while serving from Jan. 22, 1940 - Sept. 5, 1945. He was employed by Columbia Steel, Shell Chemical and retired as Manager of Fisher Engineering. He was an avid sports enthusiast, winning events in baseball, golf, bowling and billiards. He and Dorothy spent many enjoyable hours at Los Alamitos Race Track, in Las Vegas and watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting adventures.

We were blessed to have him in our lives to guide us and support us in our endeavors. He will be greatly missed but held in our hearts and memories, forever. God bless you, dad. We love you. Please sign the guest book at

Published in Daily Breeze on Oct. 11, 2013