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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
Fax: 518-842-6952
Mark Alexander

Mark R Alexander

Wednesday, October 22nd, 1947 - Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Mark R. Alexander, 71, of Northampton Road, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Monday morning, February 25, 2019 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady,

Born in Amsterdam on October 22, 1947, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Clementine Wojcik Alexander.

Mark received his education in the Amsterdam school system and was a1965 graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School.

He also graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and was employed as an elementary physical education teacher in the Greater Amsterdam School District for 33 years.

Mark was an honorably discharged United States Army veteran serving from 1966 to 1972.

Mark was a parishioner and communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Hagaman, NY.

Mark was a Building Representative and Grievance Chairman for the Amsterdam Teachers Association.

He enjoyed gardening, golfing, his Lionel Train set and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mark is survived by his wife at home, Cecelia Kowalczyk Alexander, one son, Benjamin Alexander of Syracuse, NY; one brother, Randy of Ballston Spa, NY; one sister, Nicollette Thorton (Dan) of Apalachin, NY; and two grandchildren, Eloise and Wesley Alexander. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:15 at the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, followed at 11:00 by a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church, 51 Pawling Street, Hagaman, NY, with Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Hagaman.

Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Riley Mortuary.

Memorial gifts in Mark’s name may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, 51 Pawling Street, Hagaman, NY 12086.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Riley Mortuary, Inc
    110 Division Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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  • Service

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 11:00am
    St. Stephens Church
    51 Pawling Street
    HAGAMAN, NY 12086
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    Fr. O. Robert DeMartinis
  • Interment

    St. Stephens Cemetery
    46 Pawling Street
    HAGAMAN, NY 12086
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Cecelia Alexander

Posted at 11:43pm

I can hear the birds, but they don’t sing.
I hear the wind but it does not speak.
The flowers are budding but I see no blossoms.
I am weeping as the angels sing.

I smell your cologne but the scent does not linger.
Your shoes are here, but you are not walking toward me.
As the evening nears, the silence engulfs me.
I am weeping as the angels sing.

I wait to hear a whisper, feel your gentle touch.
I listen for you to call my name.
Soothe me when I’m anxious, frightened, or upset.
I am weeping as the angels sing.

Someday the flowers will blossom,
The birds will chirp and the wind will speak,
The sun will shine and I will see the sunset,
But for now I will weep as the angels sing.

From your loving wife and best friend Cecelia 4/27/2019.

Judith Brookman

Posted at 09:48am

So very sorry to learn of your loss of Mark. Please know I am thinking of you.

Judy Brookman

Barbara Petersen

Posted at 02:25pm
Fond memories of Mark while I was Principal of Barkley Elementary School. My sincere condolences to his family. I so enjoyed our friendship.

Barbara Petersen

John Hoyt

Posted at 08:12am
I would like to offer my condolences,I have the privilege of knowing Mark. I enjoyed the golf games we shared. He was always a gentleman and fun to be with. He will be surely missed. John hoyt

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