Julian Alexander

Obituary of Julian Alexander

Julian (Alex) Alexander of Irondequoit died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at age 94. He was predeceased by his sisters, Sarah Sternberger and Bernice Siegel and daughter-in-law Carrie Alexander. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia (Jinny); daughters Barbara Alexander Shopiro and Lynne (William) VanArsdale; sons, David (Susan), and Jeff. Grandchildren are Regina (Liza Mattison) Shopiro, Alexander (Jennifer) Shopiro, Rachel (Ashley) Shopiro, Marcus, Lindsey, Johnny, Scott VanArsdale, Lisa VanArsdale, Brooke VanArsdale, Brittany, Courtney; great grandchildren, Dominic Reitano, Damian, Isabella, Theodora Shopiro, Rebecca Shopiro.

Dr. Alexander was a member of Temple B'rith Kodesh where he sang in the choir for more than 20 years. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Corp. Graduating from the University of Rochester Medical School in 1949, he was a physician at Eastman Kodak for over 3 decades. He made significant contributions to the medical community in our region as well as to the field of ergonomics. He was a Co-President of the PTA, a Boy Scout leader, and he volunteered at WXXI where he was a tour guide. After retiring from medicine, Alex helped his wife Jinny sell her "Jinny-sans" at craft shows. He was an avid collector of model trains and stamps. Most of all, he greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Temple B'rith Kodesh, Elmwood Avenue in Rochester in the small chapel from 4:00 pm with a reception there to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Al Siegel Center in Rochester or to the charity of your choice would be most appreciated.

You can post a remembrance of Julian or message to his loved ones at www.mertonkaysfuneralhome.com