Dr. Edward Lee Alexander Jr.
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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.

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Published in Daily Press on Dec. 25, 2016.
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October 17, 2018
Ed was an inspiration. Knowing him made you better.
Mike O'Donnell
December 30, 2016

My deepest condolences. May God's Holy Spirit be with the family. I pray that he brings comfort to you all at this hard time.
December 29, 2016
He was a great man and will truly be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
Deborah Whittington
December 28, 2016
Dr Alexander taught me many life lessons throughout our time knowing one another. He be greatly missed and always remembered.
Thoughts and wishes of comfort for mrs. Alexander and his family
Jacqueline Bragg
December 26, 2016
Jean and family, Please accept our sincere sorrow in your loss of Dr. Ed. We enjoyed our visits in your garden and at the CC. We will miss his insights and funny reflections. Sue and George Tanner of HSV , AR.
Sue and George Tanner
December 26, 2016
Jeannie, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your father. We lost my mother back in September at the age of 90. I have such fond memories of both your Mom and Dad as we were growing up. I often felt like your parents were surrogate parents to me. Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.

Katy (Phillips) Feldl
Katy Feldl
December 25, 2016
Dr. Alexander was my Doctor from age 18 and my Dad's Doctor for as long as I can remember. You could not ask for a better Man to have for your Physician or Friend. God Bless the Family.
Joe Gauldin
December 25, 2016
We will miss our wonderful neighbor and friend. He was certainly very special. So sorry to the family for your loss.
Frank and Lucille Wagner
December 25, 2016
Dr. Alexander was a fantastic family physician and will be missed by many. He made a difference for the better, a life well lived.
Vincent Joseph
December 25, 2016
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