Francis E. "Frenchie" Alexander Port Huron Francis E. "Frenchie" Alexander, 92, died Friday, August 26, 2011. He was born September 3, 1918 in Detroit to the late Frederick and Marcella Alexander. He married Madoline T. Valentino on August 5, 1967 in St. Thomas, Ontario. She died February 21, 2006. Mr. Alexander was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years prior to his retirement and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard, Charles Hammond American Legion Post 8, Past Commander of Charles Schoor V.F.W. Post 796, Past President of D.A.V. Chapter 12 and member of the Voiture 120 St. Clair County 40/8. He was also a member of Washington Avenue United Methodist Church. Frenchie was a long time volunteer with the March of Dimes and enjoyed playing cards and watching boats on the river. He is survived by four children, Edward (Kathy) Alexander, Melanie (Jim) Zick, Scott (Margaret) Alexander and Steve (Luann) Alexander; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jamie) Bellinger and Angela, Matthew, Christopher and Michael Alexander; two great grandchildren, Lindsay and Alexandra Bellinger; a sister-in-law, Christine McQuiggan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia; and a sister, Lulu Wolven. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Robert Chapman will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Allied Veterans Cemetery Columbarium. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or Washington Avenue United Methodist Church. To send condolences, visit pollockrandallfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Times Herald on Aug. 28, 2011