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Gloria J. Alexander


Gloria Jean (Radcliffe) Alexander, 80, of Harrisburg, formerly of Hershey, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at home. Born Thursday, September 2, 1937 in Huntington, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Eloise Mary (Hunt) Radcliffe. She was the wife of Thomas David Alexander who passed away in 2007.

Gloria was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster. She was also a member of the Women’s Civic Club of Middletown as well as the Garden Club and the Herb Club. Most of all, Gloria was a true homemaker who enjoyed gardening and making her home clean, comfortable and the focal point for her family.

Gloria was predeceased by a granddaughter Sarah Alexander and daughter-in-law Debra Fake.

She is survived by a son, Douglas Alexander of Palmyra; a daughter, Laura Alexander (Raeden Hosler) of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Lacy Brubaker (Curtis Brubaker), Ryan Alexander (Laura Alexander), Travis Alexander (Megan Alexander) and Autum Hosler (Maeghan DiPinto); eight great-grandchildren; and a sister Lisa Haas (Keith).

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine St., Palmyra at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will take place in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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