James M. Alexander 1943-2021

AUSTINTOWN — James Madison Alexander, 78, died Sunday morning, Sept. 12, 2021, at his residence.

Jim was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Youngstown, a son of the late Madison M. and Naomi Shumaker Alexander and was a lifelong area resident.

He graduated from Canfield High School in 1961 and attended the Miami University of Ohio. He was supervisor engineer at Delphi Packard from 1965 to 2001. Jim was a member of Austintown Community Church, where he served as an elder and had been involved for many years with Boy Scout Troop 75, where he was a co-founder and also served as a leader. He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), where he served as chaplain, and the Cortland Conservation Club at Mosquito Reservoir.

Jim was an avid sailor and enjoyed sailing and living on their catamaran with his wife, Donna, from September through June in the Bahamas and Florida Keys, and from June through September in the Chesapeake Bay area for many years. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes.

Jim leaves his wife, the former Donna J. Gromley, whom he married Aug. 29, 1964; two children, Marcy Luanne (Brian) Alexander-Dill of Ashland and Robert James Alexander of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Jim also leaves two sisters, Martha Jane Meyerhoefer of Medina and Judith Louise Moore of Poland.

Friends may call Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, from noon to 12:45 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. memorial service, at Austintown Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Austintown Community Church for its Need Room.

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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