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Alexander DeLong III

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ALEXANDER 'ALEX' C. DELONG III, 62 ROCKFORD - Alexander "Alex" C. DeLong III, 62, of Rockford, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in SwedishAmerican Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 4, 1950, in Rockford, the son of Alexander M. (Lucy N. Adami) DeLong Jr. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Vietnam. Alex worked at National Lock Co., for many years and most recently for Hal McKiski. He was a volunteer firefighter for the New Milford Fire Department for 20 years, enjoyed gardening, painting cars, and tinkering around the house. Alex was an avid NASCAR fan. Survived by wife, Barbara Dugan; daughters, Annette DeLong of Rockford, Jennittia (Paul) LaRue of New Hampshire and Wendi (Greg) Vasquez of Rockford; step-daughter, Melinda (Scott) Dugan of Rockford; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Rae (Tom) Vowles of Lake Summerset, Laura (Kirk) Colcord of Rockledge, Fla., Kathleen (Jim) Fisher of Little Rock, Ark., and Lucy Ann Hotchkiss of Moline; many nieces and nephews, special friends, Joe and John; and his faithful companion, Nikki. Predeceased by his parents. Memorial gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., with military honors at 6:30 p.m. Memorials to the family. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012
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