Random Acts of Kindness

I received the following message this morning, and was moved by this phrase:

“In lieu of flowers, the family requests those touched by Dr. Alexander’s life to extend their hand in random acts of kindness.”

What a wonderful gesture.  Wouldn’t the world be a better place if this were done routinely as a tribute to the kind souls who have graced us?

AAO

LAlexanderIn Loving Memory of
Larry Alexander, OD, FAAO

The Academy is deeply saddened to report the passing of Academy Fellow Dr. Larry Alexander of Venice, Florida on April 16, 2016 at the age of 68.

Dr. Alexander became a Fellow of the Academy in 1975 and served as Clinical Editor for Optometry and Vision Science for five years, in addition to making frequent contributions to the journal.

Originally from Plainfield, Indiana, Dr. Alexander graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry and served as an optometrist in the US Navy. He practiced in Elizabeth City, NC, Louisville, KY, and Jeffersonville, IN. Dr. Alexander also taught at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry and most recently consulted for Optovue. He was an educational author of the textbook titled Primary Care of the Posterior Segment, and was a lecturer who was passionate about his work.

There will be a private military service on the beach at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those touched by Dr. Alexander’s life to extend their hand in random acts of kindness. Several scholarship funds are established in his name for education.

 

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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One Response to Random Acts of Kindness

  1. vtmem says:

    May he rest in peace.

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