Joshua Halbert Alexander

July 01, 2024

With deep sadness, we announce the untimely passing of Joshua Halbert Alexander on June 14, 2024. Josh was born on August 13, 1976 at Cape Cod Hospital. He attended Nauset Regional High School and graduated with the Class of 1994.

Josh is survived by his two sons JJ Alexander and Jackson Alexander; his mother Jane Alexander; his nieces Courtney [Ryan] Sirois, Chloe Clark, and Caitlyn Clark, and his brothers Jon Clark and Jeremy Clark. He was preceded in death by his father Ron Alexander.

A man of many talents and boundless energy, Josh was a true jack-of-all-trades. From drill rig operator to laborer to welder to machine operator - there was nothing he couldn’t do. But it was his love for the water that truly defined him. Starting as a mate on the Charter Boats at Rock Harbor and earning his 100 Ton Captain’s License despite being color blind at just 19 years old is a testament to his determination and passion for the water.

Throughout the years, Josh wore many fishing hats - lobsterman, scalloper, and clammer - but above all else he cherished the opportunities to take family and friends out on charter trips. The sea was where he felt most alive; despite the grueling work and countless injuries endured over the years as a fisherman, Josh loved every minute of it.

Beyond his professional pursuits lay an even greater legacy of being an exceptional father and friend. Generous beyond measure with a heart big enough to put others’ needs ahead of his own; Josh had an uncanny ability to relate to people from all walks of life. He greeted everyone with open arms – quite literally – often declaring “I’m a hugger” before enveloping them in one of his trademark bear hugs.

His infectious personality could light up any room while his willingness to lend a helping hand endeared him to all who crossed paths with him. Sometimes you don’t know what people are going through or how much they’re struggling; this rings especially true now as we mourn Josh’s departure from our lives.

Life is indeed precious - filled with both joyous moments and hardships alike. Let us remember Josh for all that was good within him: his kind heart, unwavering supportiveness and generous nature, contagious laughter, and unyielding determination; but most importantly for the love he so freely shared with each person fortunate enough to have known him.

Instead of formal services, a celebration of life will be held later this year, to honor Josh’s memory.

RIP JHA, you will forever remain in our hearts.