Donald E. Alexander, 73

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Donald E. Alexander

RAYMOND — Donald “Don” Eugene Alexander, 73, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home.

He was born at home on Jan. 29, 1940, in Portland, the son of Reginald H. and Doris (Pelton) Alexander. Don attended Deering High School and later enlisted in the Army Reserves.

He was employed by Service Oil for two years, and retired from the Maine Department of Transportation following 35 years of service.

Don was a life member and past Captain of the Raymond Fire and Rescue. He was a charter member of the Rescue, was a past EMA Director, and Animal Control Officer. Don videotaped for selectmen and town meetings and did photography for the rescue and fire departments of Raymond.

Don was a member of Fraternity Lodge #6 Order of Odd Fellows. He was active in Boy Scouts and started Explorer Post #66 of the Rescue. He received many scouting awards.

Don leaves his wife of 50 years, the former Linda M. Jensen; daughter Donalyn Welch of Raymond; son Timothy of Florida; three grandchildren; sister Phyllis Gailey of South Portland; several nephews and nieces, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces.

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Donations in Don’s memory may be made to: Raymond Fire and Rescue Association, 1443 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond, ME 04071.

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