On April 15, Joseph Alexander, the affable director of marketing and advertising for Mark Silverstein Imagines, died while on vacation with his family in Tokyo, Japan. He was 43.
The Indian-born Alexander received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and later moved to Los Angeles. He worked for Silverstein’s company for a decade, the designer says.
“Joe was a very loyal guy, loyal to his friends with a fun, happy-go-lucky spirit,” he says. “The customers loved him and he had a ton of friends that went way back.”
Silverstein remembered him as a great fan of the Yankees, Indian food, pizza, beer, music (in particular Rush and Depeche Mode), and the Syracuse Orange basketball team, as well as a “great husband and father.”
He is survived by wife Heather Schwarze Alexander, daughter Maya, mother Daisy, father Alex, and brother James.
Contributions in his memory can be made to: Syracuse University Marching Band, c/o Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, 215 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244; or Pearl River HS Joseph Alexander Memorial Art Scholarship, c/o 22 Mapleshade Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965.
An online obituary can be seen here.
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