Robert Bernard Alexander

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Robert Bernard Alexander

May 06, 1929 - December 04, 2018

Robert Bernard Alexander Robert Bernard Alexander, 89, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Oakland, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at his home.
He attended schools in Preston County, W.Va., and Garrett County, Md. He graduated from Oakland High School.
Robert resumed his college education at Potomac State College, Frostburg State Teacher's College and the University of West Virginia. He received his degree in teaching from Frostburg. He entered the graduate program at WVU also attending Loyola and Western Maryland College for the required courses for his master's degree.
He began teaching in Maryland Public Schools in Annapolis, and retired from teaching in Baltimore County after 30 years. He taught summer school at several colleges and universities. He enjoyed the study of Geology and at one time worked in gas and oil exploration.
Robert is survived by brother, Howard George Alexander; a very beloved sister, Charlotte M. Boggs, sisters, Gladys Flesher, Norma Gallagher and Juanita Shaffer; beloved niece that he thought the world of, Dawn R. Jones; grand-nephew, Gary Boggs, Sr.; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and two very best friends, Dr. David Sheets and Brian Shaffer.
Services and inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown, W.Va.
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md., and online condolences may be offered at,
Published on January 9, 2019
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Sue Watts
Jan 14, 2019
Will always remember you liked filled cookies and peanut butter fudge. Rest in peace Uncle Bob.
Juanita and Bud Shaffer
Jan 12, 2019
GOD gave us memories,
to help keep our loved
ones in our heart, even
after they have departed. " Amen"

And I have a lot of memories.
Rest in peace, Bobby.
Stacia Gallagher
Jan 12, 2019
Uncle Bobby and I shared many stories of fun times we had teaching high school English in the Baltimore County Public Schools system. Even though he had been retired for many years, we still knew many of the same people, and according to him, they hadn't changed at one bit. Of course, I am confident he hadn't either. :-D

We enjoyed talking about the books and lessons I was teaching, and he loved hearing the latest news and personal insights I had from the profession he so clearly loved. His sarcastic wit was unparalleled, and it was quite easy for me to see why he would have been much loved by his many students over the years.

I will miss him.
Norma Alexander Gallagher
Jan 10, 2019
My brother has made Life's Last Journey. I will miss the talks we had, by telephone, reviewing and researching our Genealogy. God Bless Us All.
Tracey, Wade, Troy & Wyatt Deckman
Jan 10, 2019
Rest in peace, Uncle Bobby! We know you were so proud of Troy and Wyatt. We are so glad we could share their accomplishments with you, even from long distance. I know my Mom loved you, too!