Alexander S. Semenkovich
Published in the Roanoke
Times from 12/31/2009 - 1/2/2010
Alexander Stephen Semenkovich,
86, of Roanoke, Va., and formerly of Salem, Va., died on Wednesday, December
He was born on November 16, 1923, in New Haven, Conn., to Stephen and
Mary Butchka Semenkovich.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Paul and Joseph.
He served in the United States Air Force for three years during World
War II. He graduated from Arnold College in New Haven, Conn., with a Bachelor
of Science degree and New York University with a Master of Arts degree.
He retired from the Salem Veteran's Hospital after 34 years of service
where he held the position of Chief Corrective Therapy.
He was formerly a player for the Boston Red Sox chain for five years.
Following retirement he volunteered for the Lewis Gale Medical Library
for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Farmer Semenkovich, of Roanoke;
son, Dr. Clay Farmer Semenkovich and wife, Dr. Janice W. Semenkovich,
of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Alison Eva Walden and husband, Daniel,
of Charlottesville, Va.; two grandchildren, Nicholas Paul and Katherine
Ann Semenkovich, of St. Louis, Mo.
There will be no visitation or funeral service.
The Semenkovich family is being served by John M. Oakey and Son, Salem,