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Peter Alexander Jr.

June 30, 1943July 28, 2021

Peter Alexander, Jr., 78, of Montague died Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at home.

Peter was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Peter and Ann Alexander. He earned a PhD in Biology from New York University. Peter worked at St. Peter’s University for more than 30 years as a Professor and most recently an Academic Dean. He was also a Bene Merenti recipient from the university for his many years of service. Peter also sang with the Metropolitan Greek Chorale. He loved to travel and dance with his favorite partner, Lucille. He was married to the love of his life for 57 years.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife; his daughters, Theresa Campbell and husband, Sean, and Laura Ingrassia and husband, Chris; his grandchildren, Alexandra Bergen, Andrew Ingrassia and Angela Ingrassia.

Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Wood Funeral Home, 16, Main St, Branchville, with Funeral Services at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the St. Peter’s University General Scholarship Fund, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Donations can also be made through this link: Online condolences may be offered at


  • Lucille Alexander, Beloved Wife
  • Theresa Campbell (Sean), Daughter
  • Laura Ingrassia (Chris), Daughter
  • Alexandra Bergen, Granddaughter
  • Andrew Ingrassia, Grandson
  • Angela Ingrassia, Granddaughter
  • Peter & Ann Alexander, Parents (deceased)

  • St. Peter's University General Scholarship Fund


  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 31, 2021


Peter Alexander Jr.

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William Luhr

August 12, 2021

Peter was a valued colleague and friend at Saint Peter's. No matter how busy he was, especially during his time as Dean, he always made time to chat and share insights - about students, about colleagues, about family, about things that were going on within and outside of Saint Peter's, about his handiwork, about Staten Island, and much more. He had a wry sense of humor and a broad range of interests. He was great fun to be with, always. I miss him as do those who knew him. He made our lives better.

Victoria Schare

July 31, 2021

Peter was one of the finest men I’ve ever known. He was always so pleasant to be with. I enjoyed having conversations with him concerning Greek cuisine and Greek dancing. He always made me laugh because he always had a wonderful sense of humor and could transform everything into the simplest terms.
He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His family deeply loved and respected him.
Peter, THE ROCK, will be sorely missed.

Christine Haught

July 30, 2021

Uncle Peter, my beloved Godfather, I will miss you. I will never forget all the Christmas Eves in your lovely home. You always kicked off the night with Luciano Pavarotti’s O Holy Night album. You always made me laugh and smile and I will never forget the impact you have made on my life as my Godfather.

Much love to my Aunt Lucille, to my cousins Theresa and Laura and their families, and to your beautiful grandchildren Alexandra, Andrew, and Angela. And fo Yia Yia in Heaven. I will never forget all the nights of Cheeto- eating and card playing with your sweet mother. I know you are with her in Heaven now and I will see you again someday.

With Love and Sympathy, Michael, Christine, and Isaac Haught