Pat Noel Alexander, 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Kindred Hospital St. Louis, MO. Pat was born on January 18, 1946 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Arthur and Carolyn nee: Meyer Alexander.
Pat graduated from Granite City High School in 1964; he was the Proud Warrior mascot his senior year. He married Teresa York on September 24, 1966 at Sacred Heart Church in Granite City, IL. Pat volunteered to serve in the United States Navy from 1964 - 1968. He served as a gunner on swift boat pcf 17 during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Vietnam service medal with two bronze stars along with various other commendations. Upon returning home he worked for 22 years for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO as a draftsman and artist. He retired from Washington University Protective Services in January 2011. He was active in the community with the Boy Scouts of America where he was inducted into the Order of the Arrow; he was also a Granite City auxiliary police officer. Pat enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, Native American history, culture and attending Pow Wows. He was known for his unique sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Charles Schubert.
In addition to his beloved wife of 46 years, Teresa; he is survived by his three daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn nee: Alexander Nelson, Angela (Scott) nee: Alexander Topal and Catherine Alexander all of Granite City, IL; three grandsons, Aaron Alexander, Dominik Topal and Joshua Nelson; sister, Alberta Schubert of Granite City, IL; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Pat requested to be cremated.
In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL.
Private family interment will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations can be made to the charity of your choice, donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel. www.irwinchapel.com
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