Chester A. Alexander Sr., 81, of Port Clinton, died Monday, May 10, 2010, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 17, 1928, in North Baltimore, Ohio, to Forest and Ona (Bomer) Alexander. He graduated from Wakeman High School in 1946, and then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the Army Air Corps. Chester worked as a millwright for Ford Motor Company in Sandusky for 37 years until his retirement in 1996.
He was a former member of Sandusky Eagles; Bay View Moose Lodge; Sandusky American Legion and Marblehead VFW Post 7572. His hobbies included welding, tinkering out in his barn, playing pool and owning quarter horses. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, but his greatest love was dancing.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Kihlken) whom he married Oct. 3, 1980; sons, Chester A. (Dorothy) Alexander Jr., and Charles A. Alexander of Norwalk and Shawn Alexander of Sandusky; daughters, Sharon Nead of Bellevue, Victoria (Mike) Patterson, of Norwalk, and Tracy Alexander of Gibsonburg. Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; brothers, Jack (Marilyn) Alexander of Florida, Marvin (Anna) Alexander of Sylvania, Ohio, and Melvin Alexander of Michigan; sisters, Emma (John) Rollins of Cleveland, Helen Kraft of Norwalk, and Shirley (Ralph) Griffin and Barb (Tom) Uliczny of Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no visitation or services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be left for the family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.
Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside-Marblehead, is assisting the family with arrangements.