Ralph John Alexander passed away peacefully October 7th, 2011, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Originally from S. Onondaga, New York, he migrated to California where he obtained his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley. In 1973 he started his own firm, Ralph J. Alexander & Associates. He was active in many local organizations associated with the many communities across Northern California. Ralph had many passions in life, and became a master at each and every one of them. He loved fishing, hunting, skiing, driving race cars, and playing with his grandkids.
Ralph was a longtime member of North Bay Trout Unlimited. He served on the restoration committee and his contributions were numerous. He created plans for, as well as supervising, the four phases of restoration projects on Devil's Gulch within the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Those plans will come to fruition in the next few years, providing excellent habitat for the endangered Coho Salmon and protected steelhead runs.
Ralph will be missed for his wonderful sense of humor and camaraderie at various outings including his work with youth in the First Cast Program.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie, sons Jon and Mike, their wives, and grandchildren Shelby, Sean, Parker, and Palmer, his father Maurice, brothers Richard and Robert and their families. All will miss him greatly.
Tight Lines, Ralph
There will be a memorial service on Friday, October 28th at 3 PM at the Mill Valley Community Center. Donations may be made to North Bay TU, PO Box 6016, San Rafael, CA 94903.