SIDNEY - Marion Theodore Alexander, 64, of 18909 Sidney-Plattsville Road, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 12, 1949 in Leon, W.Va., the son of the late Marion W. and Sylvia (Casto) Alexander.
On April 12, 1949, he was married to Deloris Lopez, who survives along with their two children, Calvin Alexander, of St. Marys, and Penny Alexander, of Sidney; two grandsons, Cody Alexander, of Botkins, and Brandon Alexander, of Sidney; one great-granddaughter, Chloe Alexander; five siblings, Charles Alexander and wife Dorothy, of Piqua, Melvin Alexander, of Sidney, Raymond Alexander, of West Virginia, Hazzel Mash, of Kentucky, and Ruby Clark, of West Virginia.
Marion was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Alexander, and two brothers, Ervin Alexander and Robert Alexander.
Mr. Alexander was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was known for playing Santa Claus for many years and had a special gift for entertaining kids, both young and old. Marion was kind and generous man. He would give the shirt off his back to one in need, and never knew a stranger. He will be sadly missed by his numerous brothers and sisters, in-laws and friends. He was a terrific father, husband, friend and soldier.
A Celebration of Life gathering for Marion will be held at the family's home, 18909 Sidney-Plattsville Road, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Family and friends are all welcome. Any questions, please contact Roger & Ruth Swiger at 492-7090 or 638-0521.
Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to Alexander family at the funeral home website, www.cromesfh.com.
Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
Published in Sidney Daily News on June 9, 2013