WILLIAMSBURG - The Rev. Dr. Zane Alexander of Williamsburg, Va., 71, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005. Zane served 20 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain, receiving two Bronze Star medals for his meritorious service during two tours of duty in Vietnam, and the Legion of Merit for his exceptionally meritorious achievement as the chaplain of the U.S. Army Drug Treatment Center in Long Binh, Vietnam. Zane was pastor at several local churches, including Jamestown Presbyterian, Suffolk Presbyterian, Wythe Presbyterian, First Presbyterian Church of Hampton and Franklin Presbyterian. Zane was a proud member of the St. Andrew's Society of Williamsburg, a prolific and published author of two books and numerous stories, a licensed therapist, skipper of the 'MacAlister' and passionate lover of the sea. Zane is survived by his two daughters, Donna McMillan and her husband, Leonard, of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Dawn Swartz and her husband, John, of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; his father, the Rev. T.L. Alexander of Great Bridge; three sisters, Joyce White and her husband, Jim, Jamie Griffin and her husband, Rob, all of Williamsburg, and Lee Ann McCall and her husband, Ron, of Chesapeake. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 3287 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, with the Rev. Arthur F. Jensen officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial services with full military honors will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 at Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests memorials in memory of Zane Alexander to the Child Life Department of the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg. Condolences may be made to www.nelsenfh.com.
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Published in Daily Press on Sept. 27, 2005