James Gerard Alexander, 90, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, handed in peace on Nov. 16, 2021. Jim was born in Yellow Springs on April 7, 1931, as certainly one of 9 kids to Charles and Beatrice Alexander. Jim served within the U.S. Military through the Korean Conflict as a sergeant, and after receiving an honorable discharge, he labored at Morris Bean & Firm for 27 years. After leaving Morris Bean, Jim grew to become self-employed as a basic contractor and proprietor of rental properties.
Jim was a powerful, type and loving chief of his household. He was the “rock,” at all times there to lend help, recommendation and love with a form smile and a hug. He and his spouse, Virginia, liked to journey and take their grandchildren on journeys across the nation of their RV. Jim was happiest when he was surrounded by family members. He hosted many reunions, vacation gatherings and pool events for his massive prolonged household.
As a lifelong resident of Yellow Springs, Jim constructed many relationships within the village and was considered a mentor and pillar of the neighborhood. He was hardworking, beneficiant and fiercely loyal. As a religious Catholic, Jim devoted a few years of his life in service to his religion and membership in St. Paul Catholic Church.
He was preceded in loss of life by his loving spouse, Virginia Ruth Alexander; his first spouse and mom to his kids, Roberta (Postle) Alexander; daughter, Mary Ann Alexander; son, James Daniel Alexander; step-son, James Vaughn Campbell; and siblings, Edward, Joseph, Jack, William, Sister Teresa Eileen and Don Alexander. Jim is survived by kids David Alexander, Kathryn (John) Malone, John Alexander and Ruth (Eugene) Murphy of Yellow Springs, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clara Belval, of Hyde Park, Vt.; Patricia Alexander, of Yellow Springs, Ohio; and quite a few nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 22, at Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Residence, and Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by the Rev. Andrew Cordonnier, was held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at St. Paul Catholic Church, adopted by burial at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the household requests donations be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.