Alexander James Exarhopoulos 74, died after complications from Covid-19 on April 2, 2021 at St Josephs Hospital in Phoenix. He was born September 26, 1946 in Lynn, MA the son of James A and Thespina "Tess" (Hiotis) Exarhopoulos. He graduated from Marlboro High School Class of 1964. Following graduation, he attended Framingham State college until he enlisted in the US Army in the fall of 1965. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam from Jan-Dec 1967, where he served with the 9th Infantry Division, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry and earned the Combat Infantry Badge. Alex married Dawn Wheeler in December 2013. They lived in Sun City West, AZ and summered at their home in Old Orchard Beach, ME. Alex retired from the Massachusetts State Police in 1997 after 29 years. He concurrently served with the Army Reserve and then the Massachusetts National Guard in the 972nd Military Police and retired as a Major, after 34 years of service. He received a BA degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved son Jimmie. Surviving in addition to his wife, Dawn, are his sister Mary Elaine McGinn and her husband, Paul of Sun City, AZ, his son David A Exarhopoulos and his wife Vikki of Townsend, MA, his son Marc A Exarhopoulos and his wife, Kelly Elizabeth of Stow, MA and 2 grandchildren, David and Aspen Exarhopoulos, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Gathering of Friends and Celebration of his life was held in Sun City West for his closest friends and family in the area. A military service is planned later in the spring at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.
Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from Apr. 16 to Apr. 22, 2021.