OBITUARY

Alexander James Chamberlain

January 21, 1931June 11, 2013

Alexander Chamberlain, 82, of Austin, Texas passed away on June 11, 2013. Alex was born in Niagara Falls, NY on January 21, 1931 to Alexander and Mary Drummond Hewitt Chamberlain. He graduated from Lee Salle High in 1948 and Michigan State in 1953. He immediately enlisted in the USAF. In 1961 he graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Meteorology. From 1961 to 1964 he was a Hurricane Hunter in Bermuda. After 1964 his career took him to Texas, Vietnam, Michigan, Hawaii and finally to Austin’s Bergstrom AFB where he retired in 1973. He began a 2nd career with the US Dept. of Agriculture in Austin and Tyler, TX. and retired again in 1994. Alex married Georgianna Kocurek in 1971 and they enjoyed many trips to Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe. He was a founding member of SVDP Catholic Church and was active in various church ministries; he really loved his Catholic faith and church. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Irene Cassert (Leonard). He is survived by his cherished wife, Georgia; together they raised his daughter, Laurie Taylor of OK and son, Kent Chamberlain (Martha) of San Antonio. He is also survived by his daughters, Denise McDonald (David) of CA, and Susan Marler of CA; his granddaughter, Shelby Leadingham (Ryan) of CA, and grandsons, Ian and Alec Chamberlain of San Antonio; his brother Douglas Chamberlain (Linda) of NY, and sister Isabelle Williams of NC, and his beloved dog Daisy. A visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX. Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Austin, TX, and the grave side service will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Granger, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clerical Endowment Fund or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • Rosary Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 17, 2013
REMEMBERING

Alexander James Chamberlain

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Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)

June 18, 2013

Thank you, Alexander, for your service to our country.

June 18, 2013

With all of our utmost condolences and prayers for you, Georgia and your whole family. I remember always that you were so concerned about my mother in Caldwell many years ago. Joe and I will always remember Alex and may God bless you and take care of you. So sorry we could not be with you during this time. Love,Lillie and Joe Foster,Czech Club, Austin, Texas

Susan & Randy White

June 17, 2013

We know that Uncle Alex is in a better place! We will all miss him dearly, but he now sits at the right hand of the Lord in Heaven, and he is at peace. Aunt Georgia - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and the Good Lord will give you strength. We love you.

June 14, 2013

I will truly miss the teasing and the sweet smile. Alex was a sweetheart. Georgia my love and prayers are with you.

Blessings, Ann Moscardini

Doug & Linda Chamberlain

June 13, 2013

Doug and I are so sorry we can't be with all of you at this time. Alex will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you.

Emil Balusek

June 13, 2013

You will be so missed by so many. Thank you for becoming a part of our family and for obviously loving us. My mom always looked forward to visits from you and Cousin Georgia when she was alive and she never failed to share something she liked about you. May the Blessings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful paradise of Heaven with our Father be with you. Emil Louis Balusek

Kelly Chamberlain Larkin

June 13, 2013

My favorite memories of Uncle Alex all involve his great sense of humor. May God comfort each of you in this time. Please know you are all in Courtney and my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY