Kirk Alexander died peacefully with his family by his side at home in Davis, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013, after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 63.

A Denver native, Kirk came to Princeton from the Choate School. A member of Ivy Club, Kirk spent his junior year in Madrid, Spain. He roomed with David Barkhausen, Don Gilpin, Dan Schwartz, and Sandy Stuart.

An art history major, Kirk also earned a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1975. As a student, he united these interests by creating a mapping program for Gothic cathedrals. In the 1980s, he led Princeton’s Interactive Computer Graphics Laboratory. In 2003, he moved to the University of Cali-fornia, Davis to manage educational technology and online-learning projects.

Kirk was an avid hiker, biker, skier, and kayaker. Some of his happiest times were spent hiking the trails around Miramonte, the family’s mountain home in Coal Creek Canyon, Colo.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Ogden; daughters Kate and Christine Alexander; his father, Bruce D. Alexander; two brothers, Bruce and his wife, Lisa, and Paul and his wife, Carolyn; nephew Colton; and nieces Madison, Sarah, and Morgan. To them and Kirk’s many friends, the class extends its condolences.

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Undergraduate Class of 1972
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Graduate Class of 1975