AUSTINTOWN - Darlene Lynn Alexander, 67, passed into eternal life early Monday morning, May 24, 2021, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Darlene was born Oct. 30, 1953, in Youngstown, and was the daughter of the late Carl M. Alexander and Blanche Anderson Alexander.
She was a 1971 graduate of East High School and later graduated in 1997 from Youngstown State University, where she earned a bachelors degree in Social Work.
Darlene's greatest joys were her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She also loved spending summers relaxing by the pool.
She was an integral part of the weekly meetings she attended at Friday Big Book, and Sunday 12 and 12. With 13 years of sobriety behind her and the goal of helping others, she always preached about the mercies of her higher power.
Darlene is survived by her two daughters, Christine L Pietrantoni of Rochester, New York and Carla (Mike) Saggese of Sylvania; four grandchildren, Nicolas, Domenica, Mateo, and Mikey; siblings, Diane Alexander of Mesa, Ariz. and Carl (Debbie) Alexander of Austintown; and her beloved great-nephew, Joey Conti of Austintown.
A sister, Virginia Kicula, passed away in 2007.
Family and friends may gather and pay respects from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 5, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where a funeral service will take place at noon with Pastor Jerry Hunt officiating. Please be mindful of any current health protocols and guidelines when paying respects to the family or attending the service.
Interment will follow the funeral home service and will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman.
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