Gladstone “Shine” Alexander, 78, of Poughkeepsie, NY and previously of Jamaica transitioned peacefully to eternal rest on July 10, 2021.He was born in St Ann Jamaica on August 26, 1942, to the late Alfred Alexander and Ives Whilby. He attended primary schools in Jamaica. After he left school, he worked at University Hospital of West Indies for over 35 years in Kingston, Jamaica. In December 2004 he migrated to New York and worked at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in the environmental department for a period of time. He succumbed to his illness at the Grand at River Valley Care Center after much medical assistance where he spent the last years of his life. Gladstone, loving referred to as Shine or Dada, was a vibrant, hardworking, and determined individual. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. It was a joy to spend time we had with him. We shared lots of love and laughter as he was always telling jokes. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and he will forever remain in our hearts.
He is predeceased by his wife, Adella and leaves behind to cherish his memories; his loving children, Sharon, Gladstone Jr., Judy, Daniel, Alvin, Trevor and Shauna, siblings, Wellsley Smith, Myrtle Ingram, Doreen Smith, and Veronica Groucher, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation is Monday July 26, 2021, from 10am to 11am at Joseph J. Darrow Sr, Funeral Home, Inc. 39 So. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845)452-1840. Going Home Services begin at 11am. Burial to follow at Union Cemetery. To send online condolences please visit our website at www.darrowfuneralhome.org
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