Cpt. Michael C. "Mike" Alexander (1954 - 2017)

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Cpt. Michael C. "Mike" Alexander, age 63, of Brookville, Pa., passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital.
Michael was born on July 15, 1954, the son of Carl D. and Bernice (Haugh) Alexander. He was married to the love of his life, Brenda S. (Becker) Alexander, on Aug. 24, 1974, in the Roseville Church of Christ; Brenda survives him.
He graduated from Clarion Limestone High School with the class of 1972. After high school, he attended Clarion State College and graduated with a bachelor's degree of science in business administration in 1982.
Mike had a deep sense of pride and love for his country. He first enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1972 and then re-enlisted in 1974. Later he was commissioned as an officer. Over the next two decades, military life moved Mike and his family to many places. In 1993, he honorably retired from military service and officially moved back to his hometown of Brookville. He happily purchased a home and has remained in Brookville with his family since then. He was a member of the Brookville VFW Post #204, a former Red Cross volunteer, a member of the American Legion Post #102, and the National Rifle Association.
Mike (also known as "Bullet") had a love of learning, history, and reading. He always had a book in his hand and could tell you just about anything when it came to military history. Family research and genealogy was another passion of his. Mike was a talented artist and a skilled knife maker. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, coin and stamp collecting, and most of all, he enjoyed his family and his grandchildren. Michael was a member of the Roseville Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife, Mike is survived by his mother, Bernice Alexander; two daughters, Erika (Brian) Kammerdeiner of Brookville, Pa., Tina (Major Joshua) Walton of Edwards AFB in California; two grandsons, Liam and Nolan Walton; three granddaughters, Laela and Maya Kammerdeiner, Sophia Walton; his mother-in-law, Althea Becker of Brookville, Pa.; one brother, Ken (Susan) Alexander of Brookville, Pa.; three brothers-in-law, Harry "Abe" Miller of Rockton, Pa., Barry (Cynthia) Becker of Summerville, Pa., Randy Becker of Sigel, Pa.; and one sister-in-law, Beverly Alexander of Brockway, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike is preceded in death by his father, Carl Alexander; one sister, Sue (Alexander) Miller; and one brother, Jay Alexander. He is also preceded by his father-in-law, William Becker and his brother-in-law, Garry Becker Sr. and his wife, Beth.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m., at the McKinney–d'Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the Roseville Church of Christ, beginning at 11 a.m., and officiated by Preacher John Kerr.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Roseville Church of Christ, 3359 Route 322, Brookville, PA 15825.
Interment will take place at the Roseville–Bethel Cemetery, Union Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.
Online condolences and other information can be found at www.mckinneydargy.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on July 30, 2017
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