Arnold W. Alexander



Arnold W. Alexander

Arnold W. Alexander, 92, of Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Marblehead and Swampscott, passed on Sept. 19, 2023.

Beloved Husband of Nancy Medlinsky Alexander for over 33 years. Loving father of Kurt (Raquel Beer) Alexander and Karen Alexander. Loving stepfather to Mark (Teresa) Medlinsky, Julie (Chuck) Garey and Drew Medlinsky. Devoted Papa to Noah (Elizabeth), Billy (Annie), Lauren (Nico), Marissa (Adam), Arianna, Emma and Blake. Devoted great grandfather to Mac.

Born in Newburyport, Arnold graduated from Northeastern University Law School in 1954, taking the train to Boston daily to go to school. He was a retired Bank of Boston Attorney and a member of the United States Supreme Court bar. He was a member of the Marblehead Board of Selectman, often as Chairman, in a town he loved. He was the longest consecutively serving Selectman in the history of Marblehead since 1648. He was the former director of the Marblehead-Swampscott JCC in Marblehead, and chairman of the House Committee, Former Director of the Lone Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the Tower School Board of Trustees and was elected to Marblehead Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year.

With Nancy, he traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting many continents. He was a member of the Boston Yacht Club, the Harvard Club of Boston and La Coquille Club in Manalapan, Fla., serving as its president for many years.

Services for Arnold were held privately. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.



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  1. I am shocked and tremendously saddened to learn of the death of my longtime friend Arnold. Arnold lived his life with self confidence, grace, dignity and accomplishment. When he walked into a room, all knew that he had arrived. He lead the Marblehead Board of Selectmen with incredible leadership which accounts for him being the longest serving Council member in Marblehead’s history. He was fair, friendly but firm! I loved seeing Arnold and Nancy having dinner at The Boston Yacht Club over the years. Helena and I always said that they were the most elegant couple in the room. They were devoted to their one another, their family and friends, which we were privileged to be included. I want Nancy and their family to know that we care…Arnold was quite an irreplaceable guy!!

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