A. Charles Alexander, M.D., 92, died Wednesday at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, IL, May 1, 1927, son of the late Constantine and Georgia (nee: Soulis) Alexander and graduated from Lane Technical High School.
Charles’ long scholastic journey continued with graduation from Wright Junior College, Roosevelt University, and from Northwestern University Medical School in 1952. After that, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served in the Medical Corps for twenty-seven years, with a tour of duty in the Korean Conflict, retiring from the reserves with the rank of Captain in 1979. On June 4, 1966 he married Nancy L. Harris. He was a longtime member of the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church.
In 1960, Charles opened his private practice in Racine where he worked until he retired from All Saints A. Medical Center in 2008. It was during this time that he dedicated his life and professional skills delivering thousands of babies to this world, endearing him to generations of families throughout the city of Racine. He was a pioneer in his field who brought man technical advancements to the Racine medical community. He was generous with his time, teaching countless nurses, medical students, and residents. Charles was loved by his coworkers and the families he served and will be remembered for his great love for his God, his family, and his country.
Survivors include his loving wife Nancy of fifty-three years, Nancy; his children, Anson Alexander of South Carolina, Avon (Robert) Walton III of St. Petersburg, FL, Andrew Alexander M.D. of Racine; his five grandchildren, Robert (Deepa) Walton IV of Riverside, CT, Eric Alexander of South Carolina, Alexa Alexander of Chicago, Isabella and Alaina Alexander of Racine; his three great-grandchildren, Robert Samuel Walton V, Jay Alexander Walton, Meena Walton; sisters-in-law, Magdalena Alexander of Chicago, Kathy (Michael) Harris of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his three older brothers: James, Perry, and Theodore Alexander.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 South Green Bay Road, with Rev. Father Athanasios C. Pieri officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday, July 26 at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. Memorials to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have been suggested.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.
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