Ronald P. Alexander, 80, of Hershey, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2018, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center with his wife by his side.
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Born on March 27, 1938, in Sayre, Bradford County, he was the son of the late Wayland P. and Louise Campbell Alexander.
Ron was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of Fishburn United Methodist Church, Hershey. Ron loved sports, playing softball in the Senior League at Milton Hershey Schools and playing lots of golf. Most of all, Ron was a great husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol F. Raynes Alexander, whom he married on August 30, 1957; one daughter, Teresa Plyler wife of Randy of Hershey; two grandchildren, Brent Plyler husband of Maja of Martinsburg, WV, and Nicole Plyler of Hershey; three great grandchildren, Mason DiPasquale of Hershey, and Cameron Plyler and Eva Plyler both of Martinsburg, WV; one brother, James Alexander of Lockwood, NY; two sisters, Carol Alexander of Lockwood, NY, and Mary Mosier of Waverly, NY; three sisters-in-law, Debra Alexander of Johnson City, NJ, Lynn Alexander of Jonestown, and Patricia Alexander of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by a son, William Alexander on November 28, 2016; and four brothers, Glenn Alexander, Wayland Alexander, Robert Alexander, and Jack Alexander.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 7 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. Visitation will be held Thursday in the funeral home from 6 PM until time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033.
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