Alexander J. Mitchell

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Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Alexander J. Mitchell, CLU, ChFC announces his passing on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the age of 89.

Alex will be lovingly remembered by his wife of more than 45 years, Nancy; and his children, Matthew (Lindsay), Aaron, Stephanie, Andre (Carina), Michael, Ivan (Toby); and eight grandchildren.

Alex is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, class of 1950B. As a cadet he fell in love with Virginia so much so that in his retirement years he decided to make Virginia his new home. However, growing up in Brooklyn, Alex still preferred to be remembered affectionately as a “Brooklyn boy.” As a child, he loved playing stickball in the streets and being a quarterback on the James Madison High School football team. It was in those early years that Alex began to demonstrate his leadership and achievement-oriented skills. By age 17 he earned the distinguished Triple-Palmed Eagle Scout rank and then quickly became a local scoutmaster. After attending VMI, he continued service to his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and he also attended medical schools in both Switzerland and Italy.

Switching fields to financial planning, Alex excelled in a 55 plus year career, 37 years of which he lived in Manhasset, NY. His innovative planning techniques transformed the lives of hundreds of clients and he also played a key role in the training of countless other financial planning professionals. In the 1990s, Alex hosted a financial planning radio show on Long Island’s WGBB and also founded NAPI (The Network of Allied Professionals, Inc.), which is still running strong today. He was a member of several industry organizations, holding key offices in most.

In his free time Alex loved reading, playing golf, watching sports and traveling the world with his vast family. He was also highly supportive when it came to school athletics. He gave tireless hours to help different teams at both the high school and collegiate level. Alex especially loved spending hours in and around the Long Island high school wrestling community with his sons.

Alex spent his retirement years enjoying the local book club, history club and singing in his community choir. In addition to that, one would be hard pressed to match his passion for karaoke. He was affectionately known as “Daddy Alex” in the local karaoke scene.

Everyone who met Alex instantly knew they had met one of the nicest people in the world, and someone who would do anything to help them at any time. He left a lasting impression on those he met, and he will be greatly missed by all he touched.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg and from 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 7 until noon with the service to follow. Interment will be private.