Alexander Paul Exter recently passed on December 26, 2022. Alex was born in Avoca on January 14, 1940 to the late Peter and Lottie (Pietras) Exter.
He married Margaret (Peggy) Williamson of Pittston on October 4, 1969, and their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Lorna Rodeghiero (currently living in Bear Creek Township with husband Eric) and Lana Exter (currently living in Jacksonville, Florida with husband David Chesire).
Alex is survived by three sisters, Lucille Exter, Avoca; Marilyn Kenzakoski (husband Joesph deceased) Bear Creek Township; and Emily Grabowski (husband Paul) Bethlehem, PA.
Alex was proceeded in death by two brothers, Ronald Exter (wife Helen) Dupont;
and Gerard Exter, Bear Creek Township; and a brother-in-law Robert Williamson (wife Rita) Pittston.
He has many nieces and nephews.
Alex was a 1957 graduate of Avoca High School. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force after serving four years, three of which were in England. Alex was also a 1964 graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA and was assigned duties in Philadelphia and Dunmore before retiring in January 1992 after serving for 28 years.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 46, and the Retired State Police Association of Pennsylvania.
Alex was a longtime member of SS Peter & Paul Church, Avoca until moving to Dallas, PA and becoming a member of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023, at 12:00pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Fr. James Paisley of St. Therese’s Parish Church Shavertown officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Monday morning, January 2nd from 9:30am until time of service. Interment will take place at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Elmhurst.