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Leon Merrill Alexander

Obituary
January 13, 1916 - March 30, 2008
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Brunswick-Leon Merrill Alexander age 92 of Water Street died Sunday March 30th at Mid Coast Hospital.
He was born in Brunswick January 13, 1916 the son of Charles and Dorothy Stanmore Alexander and            attended Brunswick schools.
As a young man he became involved with the fire department and operated the Niagara hand tub.
Before WWII Leon worked at Bath Iron Works as a steel straightner. During WW II he served in the Army as a heavy machine gunner in the European theater.
After the war he worked with his brother in-law Laurier Pinette who owned and operated L.A. Pinette Submarine Diver.
On July 15, 1960 he married Rose W. Witham.  She died April 27, 1997. 
For thirty-four years Mr. Alexander worked as a full time and later part time fireman and detective for the Town of Brunswick until retiring in 1974. While serving as a firemen he often spoke about being the first to drive the towns Cadillac ambulance.
Leon loved music; he played numerous instruments including the accordion, banjo and autoharp. He also spent time in the outdoors fishing, hunting, boating and camping.  As a young man he played baseball for the town team and later was an avid fan of the Red Sox.  Leon also enjoyed berry picking. 
In Leon’s entire life he received great joy from helping others.
He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church and volunteered with numerous committees. 
Surviving are many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife he was predeceased by two sisters and a brother Frances Appleby, Virginia Pinette and Joe Alexander.
Visiting hours will be 5-8 PM Thursday at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday at the Berean Baptist with the Rev. Mark A. Rockwood officiating.
Interment will be later in the spring at Varney Cemetery, Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to the Berean Baptist Church 15 Cumberland St. Brunswick. A life tribute may be viewed and memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com