Meszaros, Alexander Louis

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Alexander Louis Meszaros, Maj. United States Army Retired, 67, of Blacksburg, Va., died on January 22, 2009, at his home. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa. to the late Alexander and Irene Koczan Meszaros, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Peggy, of Blacksburg; two daughters, Lisa Kimberly Kriss and son-in-law, Chuck, of Forest Hills, Md.; Elizabeth Caroline Villarreal, of Perry Hall, Md.; one son, Louis Todd and daughter-in-law, Erin, of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosanne Morris, husband, Edwin, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and two nephews, of Pa.

Alex graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Following Army retirement Alex returned to school and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Law School, practicing law in Stillwater, Okla. and Lexington, Ky. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather who always had a warm smile and funny joke for everyone he met and everyone was his friend.

Memorial services will be conducted at Christ Episcopal Church, Blacksburg, on Saturday, January 31, 2009, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church and a reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alexander L. Meszaros Leadership Award Endowment at Virginia Tech or the Humane Society of Montgomery County. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.