In memory of
Lee DeBruler Alexander
Lee DeBruler Alexander CANANDAIGUA - Lee DeBruler Alexander, 71, went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jill (Grobholz) Alexander; four children, Christopher (Janice) Alexander of Houston, Texas, Carolyn (David) Russell of Canandaigua, Benjamin Alexander of Staunton, Va., and Elizabeth (Greg) Bogan of Fairport; eight grandchildren, Zachary, Noah and Daniel Alexander, Madison, Sierra, Connor and Phoebe Russell and Blake Bogan; two brothers, David S. Alexander of Montana and Burton (Joan) Alexander of Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lee was born on Nov. 12, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., to Robert and Anne (Shipley) Alexander, who both predeceased him. He was a 1964 graduate of The Baltimore Polytechnic High School and earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1967. Lee received his master of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. He was employed by DuPont in Wilmington, Del., for five years before relocating to Georgia with Shenandoah Plastics, where he worked for the next two years. In 1976, he accepted a position with Mobil Chemical and made Canandaigua his home. Lee retired after 36 years as the tooling manager for Pactiv. As a member of First United Methodist Church in Canandaigua, Lee served in many capacities, from president of the board of trustees to rehabbing various parts of the church building. He was on the church bowling team and in their golf league. Golf was Lee's second love and he pursued it with great hopes of making that elusive hole in one. Scotland and its golf courses became Lee's destination of choice in recent years. He and Jill spent many vacations traveling the small back roads of that wee country in search of distilleries, castles and links courses. He brought his love of Scotland and his heritage home by joining the Rochester Scottish Heritage Society. Lee will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. A celebration of Lee's life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Please feel free to wear your kilts. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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Celebration of Life
Saturday, Jan 12
First United Methodist Church
100 N. Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Friday, Jan 11
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc.
47 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424