July 12, 1954September 11, 2020

Mark Ray ALEXANDER was born on July 12, 1954 and passed away on September 11, 2020 and is under the care of Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Manasota Memorial Park.

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Donna Wrobel

September 27, 2020

Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was such a wonderful, kind and caring person. He will be truly missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We will miss his smile...

Bill Babicz

September 19, 2020

To Marks family,
I'm sorry for your loss.. Mark was a great guy and we kept in touch on LinkedIn.. He had that laugh about him that made everyone laugh..RIP Mark..

Tricia Alexander

September 17, 2020

I loved this man like he was my own father. I was fortunate to be his daughter in law. We shared many laughs over the years and I have many fond memories that I will continue to treasure. Ryan, Madison, and McKenna are also blessed to have you in their lives. They loved visiting Grandpa and Grandma and have many great memories. Mom, we are always here for you and will help in any way that we can. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Michelle Furest

September 17, 2020 far, my favorite father-in-law. Mark made me and my children feel like true family. I have so much more I wanna say about Mark, but I know there is probably a limit to this post. I will say, Mark was nothing less than a top-notch father, grandfather, husband, and father-in-law. What made Mark so special is that blood didn't matter to him. Whether you were his true blood-born child or grandchild? He treated you the same. My sons, upon learning of his passing, told me just that. "Grandpa Mark didn't care that I wasn't his son's true child. He treated me like I was his true grandchild." This is so very true. I haven't seen Mark in several years, however, I will miss his free spirit, his love for life, and his nonstop love for Karen. Mark taught me what a true marriage should look like. He loved his wife above anything else. She was his queen. Karen, I hope in the upcoming days that you find comfort knowing you were Mark's one true love. He would want you to celebrate his life and continue to enjoy yours. I'll be thinking of you and praying you find a new normal that helps you enjoy life again. <3

Julie Burnham

September 17, 2020

Karen and heart is broken for all of you. Mark was always a ray of light, always encouraging, always positive! I always knew when he was coming down the hallway at work for you could hear his laugh and it would just make you smile. I will always cherish those memories and also the times I shared with you and Mark in Florida. May God Bless you all and help you through this difficult time.
Mark...Rest in Peace my friend 😥

Don Trabulsy

September 17, 2020

Karen and Family,

On behalf of Brenda and I, you have our deepest sympathies.

Mark was my first boss at GM. He hired me as a contact employee in 1985. In those early years he helped me navigate GM and was instrumental in GM hiring me direct. Years later we became peers and he transferred into my organization and we worked together again.

I have many fond memories and especially our lunch with you Karen, and Mark in Florida about a year ago.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Don and Brenda

Ed Brown

September 16, 2020

To Karen & Family: My condolences to you; I pray that God's love will comfort you during this time. I truly enjoyed the time Mark & I worked together as well as our conversations after his retirement. His technical knowledge, vision, and larger than life personality made him a powerful leader. Mark had a knack for seeing into the future and not only identifying the next "big thing" but convincing Senior Leadership that his team was the best suited to meet the challenge. Mark you will be truly missed, rest in peace my friend.

Ed Nasrey

September 15, 2020

Mark, Mark, Mark......what a great working associate. Mark represented Engineering and I represented Purchasing, and it became a very smooth operation. Mark gave me memories that I will never forget. We worked together while traveling to India, China and Mexico on behalf of our employer GM. We both got sick in India.....It was an experience bartering with the outdoor vendors in China, and we were very careful what we ate in Mexico. We worked hard and laughed harder. Thanks for the memories Mark, and put in a good word for me with St. Peter.

jeff brown

September 15, 2020

I 'm so sorry to hear this. Mark was a great mentor and friend . He recruited me around the bankruptcy and taught me a lot about tooling and life in general. We kept in touch by long distance for quite awhile after he left. Wish I could have visited him in Florida.
God Bless his soul. Jeff Brown

Deborah Arenz

September 15, 2020

I worked with Mark at GM for many years. So sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers.

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