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Alexander Brodie Chisholm

January 16, 1933 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Alexander Chisholm Obituary

Alexander Brodie Chisholm, 90, of New Smyrna Beach Florida, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, November 14th, 2023, after a long, productive and happy life. Alexander was born at home in Nyack, New York to Alexander and Helen Strain Chisholm on January 16, 1933, and is survived by his daughter and spouse, Sandra and Amin Saad, his son and spouse Alex and Denise Chisholm and five grandchildren.

An only child, Alexander was loved and adored by his parents who emigrated from Scotland and became American citizens in 1926. Growing up during WWII, Alex developed his love of the water by spending summers in Ocean City, New Jersey and Lake George, New York. He worked in his fathers’ A&P grocery store for many years and after graduating from Nyack High School as an All-State musician, Alex joined the Navy during the Korean War and on December 4, 1954, married the love of his life, Marjorie Emily Rose. Working at Orange & Rockland Utilities by day while earning his B.S. in Business from Pace University at night, Alex built an outstanding 30-year career, retiring from O&R in 1986. Alex came out of retirement and joined Stone & Webster, Inc as an executive consultant, then found his final leadership position as the Director of Utilities for the City of Groton in Groton, Connecticut. He was instrumental in rebuilding a successful foundation for the utilities, bringing new strategic planning and expanded customer communication policies to life. While deepening connections with the residents through community outreach and special events including an annual snow-making day, he was focused on better understanding and responding to customer needs—his lifetime approach to work. Retiring for the last time in 2003, Alex and Margie moved to Lake Mary, Florida where they took on a new role as grandparents; this also brought them to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for 6 years then back to Florida to New Smyrna Beach. After Marjorie’s passing in March of 2023, Alex enjoyed his remaining time with his children and grandchildren, driving on the beach, enjoying take-out from Pappas Drive-in and giving “great Dad and Grandpa advice”. 

Always active in the community, Alex was a lifetime member of the Elks and the American Legion as well as a die-hard, season ticket holder for the New York Giants. Alex achieved excellence in everything he did, inspiring others to reach for greatness. Admired and loved by so many, Alex worked hard and played hard, and gave of himself selflessly, to his family and friends. Generous and happy, he was respected and adored by his family. An amazing son, father, uncle and friend, his absence will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him.

His family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Sunday November 26th at the Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, 406 S. Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL. The funeral service will be held at their onsite Chapel at 10:00 a.m. followed by the committal ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens in Edgewater, FL to include honor guard and a bagpiper.

Condolences and flowers can be sent in care of Settle-Wilder Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach. Please visit  to sign the online guest book and view Mr. Chisholm’s online video tribute. In lieu of flowers, Charitable Donations can be made to 
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November 26, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service
406 S. Orange St.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

Funeral Service
November 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service
406 S. Orange St.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

November 26, 2023

11:00 AM
Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Florida


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