John Frederick Alexander

December 25, 1961July 17, 2012

John Frederick Alexander, 50, of Raleigh died Tuesday July 17, 2012. A native of Potomac, MD., he moved to Raleigh, NC in 2000. John was a 1979 graduate of The Georgetown Preparatory High School, a 1983 graduate of University of Virginia and earned his Master’s Degree from The George Washington University. He was employed for 23 years with Freddie Mac, most recently as a National Account Manager. He was formerly employed with GE Mortgage Insurance in Raleigh. John was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.

Surviving are: his wife, Jennifer Lee Hightower Alexander of Raleigh; two sons, Braden and Garret of Raleigh; a daughter, Laura Katherine of Raleigh; his mother and father, Roger P. and Patricia A. Alexander of Potomac, MD; a sister and brother in law, Elizabeth Breitsameter, and husband Klaus of Frederick, MD; two nephews, Nicholas and Christian and a niece, Alexandra of Frederick, MD.

The family will receive friends Friday 11 AM -12 PM at St. Timothy Episcopal Church Parlor, 4523 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, where a requiem will follow at the church at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Wake County, 1001 Blair Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603. Share your condolences at


  • Visitation Friday, July 20, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 20, 2012

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Lynne Larabee

July 31, 2012

My deepest condolences to you and your family. I had the great pleasure of working with John at Freddie Mac and enjoyed many great times at work and softball. A great guy who will be truly missed. I will keep you and the kids in my thoughts and prayers.

Noel Young Beecroft

July 27, 2012

John was a friend at UVA and after graduation in D.C. who made all of us laugh with his incredible sense of humor. The world is missing a great person, friend, co-worker, father, husband, brother and son.

Sebastian Kettner

July 22, 2012

Dear Braden, Garret & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time...

July 22, 2012

Jennifer - my wife and I both had the pleasure of working with John at Freddie Mac, and shared many good times with him on the softball field and the golf course. "Johnny A." was one of a kind - a truly honorable human being, whose lightning fast wit and incredible sense of humor could always make everyone smile. He will be deeply missed. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jay and Cheryl Friend

Bev Clark

July 20, 2012

Pat, Roger, Jennifer & family: I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of John's passing. I specifically remember our dinners on Hilton Head - he had a great sense of humor. My condolences go out to all of you.

Karen Leigh

July 20, 2012

Pat, Roger and Jennifer,

My thoughts are with you today, and through the sadness I remember the fun loving John who never hesitated to share his thoughts. May your memories bring you joy and peace. Best

Joan Knisely

July 19, 2012

My prayers are with you and your family. May the comfort and love from friends and family help you now.

Patti and David Schule

July 19, 2012

Jennifer and Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of John. We worked with John at Freddie Mac over many years. He was a Wonderful, special and very nice guy. Our prayers are with you all.
Deepest sympathies,

Sandra Heath

July 19, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Smith

July 19, 2012


Words cannot describe the sorrow that I feel for you and your family. John was a mentor and a friend for many years. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.