Alexander Liddie

Obituary of Alexander S. Liddie

Alexander S. Liddie of Yardley, PA died on Wednesday May 15, 2019 at his home. He was 85. Born in Maplewood, NJ, son of the late Alexander S. and Dorothy Pflugfelder Liddie, he lived in the Yardley area for over 40 years. A graduate of Lehigh University with a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University, Dr. Liddie was a professor in the English Department at the College of New Jersey. A highly regarded teacher, he was well-versed in the field of literary criticism as well as the genre of the short story, and the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, becoming an active member of the Herman Melville Society. At one time serving as department chair, he was also instrumental in the creation of the college's Masters of Arts program in English. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Alexander Liddie; a son and daughter-in-law, Alexander S. and Christine Liddie of Upper Black Eddy, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pamela and Jim Wheeler of Richboro, PA, and Elizabeth Gory and her partner, Brian Miller of Reston, VA; four grandchildren, Heather Rogers, Alexis, Giuliana and Rino Gory; one great granddaughter, Evelyn, and their mother and grandmother, Sally Liddie of Yardley, PA. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Petey, who, upon jumping into Alex's lap, could always be sure of a good tummy rub given with greatest love. Alex was respected by all who knew him. He was a man of intellect, honor and compassion. Indeed, he was the most wonderful of men. We will miss him deeply. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossing Paths Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 304, Locust Fork, AL 35233, Or donate via the rescue's website, A Celebration of Alex's Life will be held later.
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