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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gerald M. "Meach" Alexander, 84, of 476 Derrick Road Bradford, PA

Gerald M. "Meach" Alexander, 84, of 476 Derrick Road Bradford, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Brevillier Village in Erie.

Born January 11, 1928 in Bradford, he was a son of the late A. O. and Eleanor (Meachem) Alexander.

On October 25, 1952 in Bradford, he married Gwendolyn L. (Thrush) Alexander who died October 26, 2002.

He graduated from Bradford High School. He was drafted into the United States Army on September 18, 1950 and served in Germany during the Korean War. He was awarded the Soldiers Medal and was honorably discharged August 29, 1952. He worked at Lloyd Smith for 52 years where he was the Executive Vice President and served on the Board of Directors of Lloyd Smith.

He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Blue Lodge #749 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory, Zem Zem Temple, McKean County Shrine, a past president of Roadrunners and a member of the McKean County Fair Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Jan S. (Lawrence) Chumley of Jaspar GA, Jayne A. (Tate) Ingram of Atlanta, GA, four sons, Gerald M. (Deanna) Alexander, Jr, of Erie, Jay B. (Wendy) Alexander of Bradford, Jack S. Alexander of Allegany NY, Jim (Mary) Alexander of Atlanta, GA, three sisters, Eleanor Wasden of Arizona, Sally Burkett of Derrick City, Karen Calderwood of Bradford, two brothers, John Alexander and Sam Alexander, both of Bradford, seven grandchildren, Shawn Alexander, Alicia Massena, Jocylen Alexander, Jason Alexander, Justin Alexander, Garret Alexander, Samantha Ingram, 5 great grandchildren Hunter, Dustin, Austin Massena, Tyler, Madison Alexander, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one granddaughter Layla Dixon, two brothers Mahlon and James Alexander, and one sister Molly McAndrews.

At the familys request there will be no public visitation. A Memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to Shriner's Childrens Hospital.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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