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Joseph Anthony Alex, 69, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017 at Brookdale Niagara Center in Wheatfield, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the loving son of the late Alexander P. and Assunta (Congi) Alex. Joseph married Sharon (Pichcuskie) Alex at St Mary of the Cataract Church in March of 1967. Mrs. Alex predeceased him on December 29, 2014, after 47 memorable years together.
Joseph obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Niagara University in 1969 and began working at Hooker Chemical Company. Mr. Alex became the Vice President of Finance for Occidental Petroleum Corporation in Niagara Falls for several years prior to transferring to their Dallas, TX location in 1987. In 1992, he moved to Tulsa, OK, where he transitioned to the Oil and Gas division of Occidental. After many years of employment with Occidental, Joseph retired from their Bogota, Colombia branch in 2000.
In his leisure time, Joseph enjoyed golfing and bike riding, as well as fishing and boating. Above all, Joseph especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Alex is survived by his two children, Lisa M. (Paul) Langford and Christopher (Danielle) Alex; four grandchildren, Cody Bruce, Tanner Bruce, Joseph Alex and Abigail Alex; three step-grandchildren, Lexis, Hannah and Gabriella; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister, Theresa Rawlings.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 13th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will begin on Tuesday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 259 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls. Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial offerings may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr. Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221 or to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for guest register.
Published on March 10, 2017
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