NEWPORT NEWS - Dr. Edward Lee Alexander, Jr. passed away on December 23, 2016, peacefully at home of natural causes at age 90. He was a graduate of Newport News High School, Yale University and Johns Hopkins Medical School. His legacy includes the creation of the family practice program at Riverside Hospital, numerous patients he served in private practice, his book: A Physician's Way of Life: Forty-One Goals, Systems, Results & Reflections. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 65 years, a large clan of 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, organic gardening skills, life long love of learning and integrity. A private memorial will be held in his honor. Donations can be made to Riverside Hospice.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 25, 2016.