Col. Robert (Bob) Alex

January 13, 1937 - April 3, 2023

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  • | 12:30 p.m. April 8, 2024
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     Bob Alex, and his wife, Edna, a certified social worker in New Jersey and Florida, were married for 53 years at the time of her passing in 2017.

     They left New Jersey to settle in Palm Coast, circa 2007, and were the parents of three sons: Joshua, Eliott, and Kevin.

The latter two are Palm Coast residents. 

     His dedication to his family, his businesses, and commitment to the United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol were well known in the state of New Jersey, using his skills as a radio and TV communicator to advance the cause of the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol, and its many statewide community activities.

     He rose through the ranks to receive the highest state military grade of Full Colonel Wing Commander reporting directly to the governor of that state!

      Bob’s education included acceptance and graduation from the very prestigious Stuyvesant High School, graduating in 1955, in New York, later attending the New York University School of Communications Arts.

     After settling in Palm Coast, he was active in the performing arts, associating with the Flagler Auditorium, now the Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center, and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation.

     Colonel Alex, for many years, was a member of the Palm Coast/Flagler County Economic Development Council and was involved on numbers of plans that aid in the development and improvements in varied areas of commerce.

     As an active member of “Angels Flight,” he used his vast experience as a former Civil Air Patrol wing commander, assisting in providing emergency flights to distant, specialized medical centers in Flagler and contiguous counties in Florida.

     The unveiling of his plaque will take place at Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Flagler Memorial Gardens, on April 5, 2024, at 10:00am, grave side.


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