Dean F. Alexander, Sr.

April 05, 1943 ‒ January 15, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Dean Alexander, Sr., 76, of Galion passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Galion Community Hospital.

He was born April 5, 1943 in Towanda, Pennsylvania and was the son of Durand and Ella (Cole) Alexander. Dean is survived by his wife of 24 years, Patricia S. (Wright) Alexander, whom he married on October 28, 1995.

Dean worked as a machinist 40 years for the former Galion Iron Works, Galion Dresser, Komatsu and then HTI all of Galion. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 303 of Galion, enjoyed woodworking and was an excellent craftsman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Jeff (Lori) Alexander of Galion; daughters Krista Alexander of Galion and Deana Alexander of Carey; step-sons Mark (Sherry) Vossers of Crestline and Brian Vossers of Tennessee; six grandchildren Kristopher Potter, Joshua Potter, Karcey Coffman, Michael Potter, Kyle Vossers and Luke Vossers; four great-grandchildren Grace Coffman, Jaxtin Potter, Claire Coffman and Hallie Rae Vossers and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Dean F. Alexander, Jr.; three brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 21 with Rev. Loyd Caudill officiating. Interment will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dean Alexander, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • Pat, Krista and family:

    We are so sorry about Dean’s death. He certainly fought a good fight. We can rejoice that he is now free from all of his suffering and at home with Jesus. And, we can look forward to one day being reunited with him in Heaven. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

  • Pat and Family,
    So very sorry to read of Dean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Dean was a great friend. I worked with him many years at the Galion Iron Works and we had lots of great times at the Galion Moose Lodge. I will really miss him.Prayers and condolences to the family

  • Dean was a good friend whom I worked with at Galion Iron Works thru our days at HTI. Nearly 34 years. Dean was a fine machinist, very intelligent, and was calm and cool by nature. I know he will be missed by family and all who knew him. I send my condolence to family and friends may God bless you all.