Patrick Henry Alexander, Jr.
October 10, 1966 - January 14, 2014
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|PATRICK HENRY ALEXANDER JR.
October 10, 1966 – January 14, 2014
Patrick H. Alexander, Jr, devoted family man, great friend, hunter extraordinaire, avid Texas Aggie, loyal St. Augustine Knight, traveler, rancher and friend to many, died peacefully at his home on January 14, 2014 surrounded by his family after a graceful and courageous battle with cancer.
Patrick‘s love and dedication to his wife, Cristina Benavides Alexander and three daughters, Gabriela, Anna Lee and Karina was always evident in his words and actions. He was never happier than when he was surrounded by the beautiful women in his life.
Patrick was also a devoted son and brother. He shared many hunting trips with his father Patrick Sr. and was always ready and willing to assist his mother, Diana, and sister, Monica, with anything they needed. Monica was by his side every day during Patrick’s illness.
Lifelong friendships were built during his days at Blessed Sacrament School, St. Augustine and Texas A&M University. All considered him a good and kind man. He was the type of man who would give you the shirt off his back. As an avid hunter, Patrick traveled with his family to Sonora, Iowa, Alaska and even to Tajikistan to try his hand with a rifle, a bow or a fishing pole. The stories that came back with each of his trips were always a welcome treat. His love of hunting and fishing led to his involvement with the Cola Blanca and inspired him to implement Bucks for Bethany, the donating of venison to Bethany House. Not only was he an accomplished outdoorsman, but he was also a great steward of the land. Patrick was also a former corporate member of the Boys and Girls Club of Laredo.
He was a man of strong faith, strong family ties, strong body and mind, and strong in his sense of community. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles & Teresa Alexander; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francisco B. & Lilia Rodriguez; as well as by his grandmother in law, Amanda G. Rash.
He is survived by, his loving and devoted wife, Linda Cristina Benavides Alexander and daughters Gabriela Cristina, Anna Lee, and Karina Marie. He is also survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Alexander, Sr., sister, Monica (Robert) Alexander Gonzalez, mother-in-law Linda Rash Mann, father-in-law Carlos Y. Benavides, Jr. brother’s in-law Carlos Y Benavides III and Guillermo D. Benavides, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel, 1410 Jacaman Rd. A Rosary officiated by Father Michael Therese Scheerger will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Funeral procession will depart from the funeral home at 11:20 a.m. to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon with Monsignor Tom Davis and Monsignor James Harris as the celebrants.
Interment will then follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Joe Palacios, Rene “Hazel” Gonzalez, Jesus Romero, Mike Marasco, Jody Adamek, Rafael Hernandez, Orlando Navarro, and Hugo Flores.
Honorary pallbearers are his nephews Robert R. Gonzalez, Jr., Carlos Y. Benavides IV, Roberto Nicolas Benavides, Eduardo Benavides, Joshua Benavides, Guillermo David Benavides, Jr., Alfonso Eduardo Benavides, and Ricardo Benavides.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Patrick Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund at San Augustine High School, 1300 Galveston Street, Laredo, Texas 78040.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041, 956.722.8850