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John P. Alexa

September 21, 1935 ~ January 19, 2023


On January 19th, 2023 John P. Alexa, 87, Vero Beach, FL (formally from Kingston, PA) passed from this life surrounded by family and friends peacefully.

He was born September 21, 1935 in Kingston, PA to Helen and George Alexa.  He joined the Air Force in 1955 and was Honorably discharged in 1959.  He then joined the reserves and was Honorably discharged in 1963.  He met and married the love of his life, Lois L. Alexa, on November 23, 1966.

He worked at Piper Aircraft for 43 years, where he was known as “Big John,” and retired at age 73.  His work family had much respect for his work ethic and even his “seemingly” gruff side.  He was a member of the American Hibiscus Society from 1969 until the early 1990s.  He was known for his endless knowledge and ability to grow outstanding plants that produced show winning trophies.  He always had the greenest thumb that was evidenced by his spectacular vegetable gardens.  After retiring, he enjoyed cooking his famous clam chowder and “Good Stuff” (sausage, peppers and secret tomato sauce) for everyone to enjoy.  John always had a joke to share because he loved to make others around him laugh.

John is survived by his loving wife Lois L. Alexa of 56 years.  His daughters Sandy Seese Brown (husband Jeff Brown), Debbie Durling (Richard), sons Danny Alexa and Johnny Alexa (Susan).  His grandchildren Casey McNally (husband Andrew McNally), Logan Seese (wife Savannah Seese),  Heather Alexa and 3 great grandchildren – Lelia, Braxton and Brynlee.

He is proceeded by his father George, his mother Helen, his sister Leona. His in-laws Marvin and Euretha Kinchen.




Sandy Seese Brown

January 30, 2023, 8:11 pm

A memorial service will be held at Vero Beach United Pentecostal Church,
25 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32968, on February 10th, 2023 at 5:30 pm
with a dinner to follow.

John Gates

January 31, 2023, 1:16 am

So sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


January 31, 2023, 3:38 am

I shall miss him, and my condolences to my other family members and anyone else that knew him, we should all take comfort in knowing he’s no longer suffering, he’s been in rough shape for quite a while.

His stories about the past and his family were always entertaining, and he made me smile, I’ll always appreciate that.

Tom colvin

February 8, 2023, 12:43 am

Worked With John for many years…..yes he could be gruff, but had a heart of Gold, and I never knew anyone that did not like Big John. He loved my smoked fish. We talked about gardening a lot…RIP my friend

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