Eric H. Alexander of Laurel died at the Westhampton Care Center on October 11, 2012. He was 63 years old.
Mr. Alexander was born in Greenport, N.Y. on February 10, 1949 to Frederick J. Alexander II and Beverly (Tuthill). After graduating from Riverhead High School in 1967, he went on to Bethany College, West Virginia followed by Adelphi. He graduated from SUNY Farmingdale with an AAS in mortuary science in 1971.
He joined the Reginald H Tuthill Funeral Home in 1971. He worked there until he retired in 2010.
Eric was on the Board of Directors of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association, where he was also a founding member. He was on the Board of Directors of Central Suffolk Hospital for 13 years, and served as board president for 2 years. Eric was also a member of the Riverhead Lions Club. He served as President of the club and was involved in many fundraisers. He also was a member of Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue, where was a member of the choir for many years. Eric loved giving back to the community and took pride in his work as a funeral director, helping families during difficult times.
He enjoyed hunting, skiing, golf (was a member of North Fork Country Club) and camping with his family.
On October 10, 1970 he married Mary Ann Dangelmeir. He is survived by his wife and their four children: Carrie (Mark), Judy, Eric (Quinn) and Mary, and two grandchildren; Lisa and Michael Norton.
Visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Reginald H Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. Funeral services will be at the United Methodist Church on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in Riverhead. Burial will take place at the Riverhead Cemetery.
In lieu of the flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of Long Island, 45 Park Ave , Bay Shore, NY 11706.
This is a paid notice.