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Charles William Alexander, 93, of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall died Dec. 20, 2012, at Civista Medical Center.

Born Sept. 30, 1919, in Spain, he was the son of the late Dickerson Phillip Alexander and Maria (Rufus) Alexander Blaker.

Formerly of Washington, D.C., he entered into active military service at Fort Myer, Va., on Oct. 6, 1942. He became a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps and separated from the military on Dec. 5, 1945.

He became a truss designer with Barber and Ross Lumber Co. and a commercial building truss inspector for Fort McHenry Lumber Co. He enjoyed reading, painting, drawing and history.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Margaret Alexander; a grandchild, James F. Brickey; and a brother, Arthur Alexander.

He is survived by four children, Judy L. Price, Larry W. Alexander, Charles F. Alexander and Tracy K. Gonzalez; four grandchildren, Cindy L. Ernst, Joshua A. Gonzalez, Nathan C. Gonzalez and Caleb A. Gonzalez; six great-grandchildren, Ezra, Lily, Max, Zoey, Tinzley and Abigail; and one brother, Guy Alexander.

A committal service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.