Alexander M. Roter, M.D.

Alexander M. Roter, M.D., 91, died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Sunrise of Severna Park, Md. Born in 1924, he was a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa and was raised in Chicago, Ill. He served as an infantryman in World War II earning the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Following the war, and using the GI Bill, he earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois and took training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Following his residency, he moved his young family to St. Charles, Mo., where he was the first obstetrician in this growing community. During his 39-year career as a solo practitioner, he joyfully delivered over 6,000 babies. Over time, he delivered multiple generations of children in the same family. Not only did he find fulfillment in his medical practice but he also took great joy in his many and varied interests that included photography, opera, sailing, scuba diving and fishing to mention only a few.  He was predeceased by his wife, Farrah Faye Roter and his ex-wife, Shirley Mae Roter.  He is survived by his children, Phil Roter (Gina) of Severna Park, Md., Laura Klein (Jon) of Louisville, Ky., and Brad Roter (Veronica) of Vashon Island, Washington.  His grandchildren include Rachel Klein, Sarah Klein, Calley Roter, Zachary Roter, Isaac Roter and Avi Roter. A private graveside service was held at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in Louisville Kentucky.   Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to donor’s favorite charity.