In memory of
Archibald J. Alexander
In memory of
Archibald J. Alexander
Archibald J. Alexander Rehoboth Beach - Archibald J. Alexander, age 89, passed away peacefully August 27, 2020 at his home in Sussex CO, De. surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife Arlene, three children: John Alexander, Lorraine Krafft, David Alexander and two stepsons Andy Stack and Steven Plystak. Archie is also survived by his brother Mike "Sonny" Alexander. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Archie grew up in Baltimore Maryland with father, Charles and mother Helen, three sisters and two brothers. As a child, Archie loved the game of baseball. He and his brothers would play stickball for hours. Every family reunion you could count on a game of stick ball to be played with many generations waiting to have their turn to hit a small handmade ball with a broom stick. At the young age of 18 Archie joined the United States Airforce where he served abroad including three tours in Vietnam where he was decorated with several medals, including two Bronze Stars, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and various others. He served 21 years and 9 days with distinction as a Senior Master Sergeant for his service in Vietnam. After Archie retired from the Air Force, he started his second career as Director of Housing and Urban Development for Prince George's County. From there he took the roles of Director of Finance and Director of Housing for the City of Alexandria. On March 14th, 2009 Archie married his soulmate Arlene Plystak. Arlene and Archie exuded happiness and love to everyone around them. To know Archie was to love him. He was the most positive person and loved life. His sense of humor and love for life will always be remembered in our hearts. A special thanks to Brigid Plystak for the love and care she showed Archie, helping to keep him with us longer and Lina Darko, his beloved caregiver, who brightened his final days. Military Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be determined. The family will be having a celebration of life with close family and friends at a later date The family is asking in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at: https://donate.vvmf.org/page/contribute/support-vvmf-now Online condolences may be left by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com
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In memory of
Archibald J. Alexander
Archibald J. Alexander Rehoboth Beach - Archibald J. Alexander, age 89, passed away peacefully August 27, 2020 at his home in Sussex CO, De. surrounded by loved ones. Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife Arlene, three children: John Alexander, Lorraine Krafft, David Alexander and two stepsons Andy Stack and Steven Plystak. Archie is also survived by his brother Mike "Sonny" Alexander. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Archie grew up in Baltimore Maryland with father, Charles and mother Helen, three sisters and two brothers. As a child, Archie loved the game of baseball. He and his brothers would play stickball for hours. Every family reunion you could count on a game of stick ball to be played with many generations waiting to have their turn to hit a small handmade ball with a broom stick. At the young age of 18 Archie joined the United States Airforce where he served abroad including three tours in Vietnam where he was decorated with several medals, including two Bronze Stars, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and various others. He served 21 years and 9 days with distinction as a Senior Master Sergeant for his service in Vietnam. After Archie retired from the Air Force, he started his second career as Director of Housing and Urban Development for Prince George's County. From there he took the roles of Director of Finance and Director of Housing for the City of Alexandria. On March 14th, 2009 Archie married his soulmate Arlene Plystak. Arlene and Archie exuded happiness and love to everyone around them. To know Archie was to love him. He was the most positive person and loved life. His sense of humor and love for life will always be remembered in our hearts. A special thanks to Brigid Plystak for the love and care she showed Archie, helping to keep him with us longer and Lina Darko, his beloved caregiver, who brightened his final days. Military Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be determined. The family will be having a celebration of life with close family and friends at a later date The family is asking in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at: https://donate.vvmf.org/page/contribute/support-vvmf-now Online condolences may be left by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com
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