John Richmond Alexander, Jr.

August 4, 1929April 15, 2018

John Richmond Alexander Jr., retired Air Force officer and Professor Emeritus of Towson University, died at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis on April 15, 2018.

Dr. Alexander was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August fourth, 1929. He held a B.S. degree from Columbia University, an M. S. from Johns Hopkins, and a PhD. from UMBC. After retirement from the Air Force, he taught Computer Science at Towson for 26 years. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Sara Alexander of Crownsville, Maryland; two daughters, Karen Riemer of Smyrna, North Carolina and Alicia Alexander of Ithaca, New York; a stepson, Michael Dolan, of Washington, D.C., and a stepdaughter, Kerry Dolan of Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Ian Armiger, Beatina Theopold, Jessica Theopold, Clark Riemer, and Ruby Dolan McQuie; and a great grandson, Duncan Alexander Riemer. Friends are invited to visit at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Between 4 and 7. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.


  • Sara Alexander, Wife
  • Karen Riemer, Daughter
  • Alicia Alexander, Daughter
  • Michael Dolan, Stepson
  • Kerry Dolan, Stepdaughter
  • Ian Armiger, Grandchild
  • Beatina Theopold, Grandchild
  • Jessica Theopold, Grandchild
  • Clark Riemer, Grandchild
  • Ruby Dolan McQuie, Grandchild
  • Duncan Alexander Riemer, Great Grandchild


  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018

John Richmond Alexander, Jr.

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James A. Sagerholm

April 17, 2018

John was a 1952 graduate of the Naval Academy, and we were classmates in the same company for four years. John was a popular member of the class and will be deeply missed.