October 5, 1933 - August 21, 2020
Our loving father, Prentice Pace Alexander (“Al” to his friends), passed away on August 21, 2020. Al was born on October 5, 1933, in Shanghai, China, to Allyn Prentice Alexander and Lucille Zeuch Alexander. Raised in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from Lane Tech College Prep High School and joined the Navy, which included a deployment to Panama for the duration of his service. While awaiting his discharge and transfer to the Reserves, he met and fell in love with his bride of 60 years, Jeanette Ailene Wilson. They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Burbank, California, June 22, 1957. While his vocation may have been electronic engineering and quality control, his real love was his service to the Lord, music, and model trains. After committing his life to Jesus in 1972, he daily pursued Bible study and music (both enjoying recorded music and singing and playing his precious guitar). He volunteered with dedication to several Christian businessmen’s outreach organizations. His strong faith and love for reading also lead him to briefly own and operate a Christian bookstore. From a very young age he had a fascination with trains, both life-size and models. Given any free time, he could be found in the basement tinkering with the train layout he designed and built after his childhood memories of the trains he rode when he was a youth. He loved to travel and see the world and nature. Camping and waterskiing in his younger years with family and close friends evolved into travels throughout the mountain west, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Next to his love for the Lord was his love for music. Singing in the choir, playing his guitar for anyone who would listen (or just quietly at home), even learning to play the organ, was an integral part of his everyday life. Folk, country/western, show tunes, church hymns, and contemporary Christian music would flow from his guitar and voice on a daily basis. He was very gifted and everyone enjoyed listening to him play and sing. Al had a way of making instant friends with all he met. His charm, wit, and deep bass voice shined through to everyone, and he put everyone at ease. He was the kind of person everyone loved to be around. He lit up a room when he came in. and anyone who got to know him loved him. He was an excellent storyteller with colorful and fascinating descriptions, and the many adventures of his life gave him plenty of material to share with all who would listen. Al and Jeanette contributed much throughout their lives to all around them, sharing the love of Jesus Christ in every way they could. They have left a legacy of love and joy. They loved the Savior and He loved them and blessed them with a rich, joyful, and beautiful life. They will be sorely missed. We look forward to the reunion one day! Al is preceded in death by his parents and wife Jeanette. He is survived by his two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: son Daniel Glen (wife Judy), daughter Christine Sears (husband Kenneth, Jr.), grandchildren Danielle Hardcastle, Rachel Amesquita (husband Pablo), Kayla Lattari (husband Michael), Joshua Sears, and great-grandchildren Joseph and Ethan Amesquita.
Our loving father, Prentice Pace Alexander (“Al” to his friends), passed away on August 21, 2020. Al was born on October 5, 1933, in Shanghai, China, to Allyn Prentice Alexander and Lucille Zeuch Alexander. Raised in Chicago, Illinois,... View Obituary & Service Information
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