, Salem, MA

January 18, 2014

James B. Alexander, 87

Beverly — James B. Alexander, 87, beloved husband of Carolyn B. (Karwowski) Alexander, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late John R. and Jennie A. (Smith) Alexander. He was raised in Beverly and graduated from Beverly High School, Salem Commercial School and Bentley College.

An honorably discharged and highly decorated veteran, he served his country during World War II in the European Theatre where he was twice wounded in combat, as a member of the United States Army 78th Infantry Division. He also served in the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theatre during the Korean Conflict. His ten Service Medals include the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Alexander had been employed for many years as an accountant at the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company until the time of his retirement in 1982.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared thirty-seven years of marriage, he is survived by a sister, Jennie Alexander of Beverly.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in the North Beverly Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to Spectrum Adult Day Health, 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at