Robert Alexander

January 7, 1943June 10, 2013
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Robert George Robertson Alexander passed away at Arbor Hospice on June 10th, 2013, after a year long battle fighting cancer. “Bob” was born January 7, 1943, in Kilmarnock, Scotland to David and Mary (Orr) Alexander.

Bob graduated Doctor of Philosophy (Metallurgy) from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland in 1965. In 1980, he immigrated to the United States with his wife and children to pursue a very successful career in the automotive industry, research and development field.

Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, David and Mary and his beloved wife, Yvonne Therese (Timoney) Alexander, whom he missed dearly. He will be sadly missed by his son, David (Sara) Alexander; daughter, Lindsey (Henry) Haley, grandchildren Henry, Danny, Jonathan, Katie, Alexis and Kelsey; sister, Thoma (David); sister-in-laws, Olive, Clare (Gerald), Monica (Neil) and several nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 1 pm with a service immediately following at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 17, 2013

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June 18, 2013

Dear David and Lindsey,

Our thoughts are with you and your families at the sad loss of your Dad, Bob.
We have lot's of happy memories to keep with us, Bob liked to have his regular trips to Scotland as he never forgot his roots and was always proud to say he was Scottish.
I will always remember him as my big brother Bobby.
He will be sadly missed.

Love, Aunt Thoma, Uncle David and all the family.

June 17, 2013

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we write this memorial. Our memories 0f Bob will be of the happy kind. We spent many happy times with Bob and Yvonne during our visits to Ann Arbor and later with Bob in Dexter. He was an attentive and generous host.always enthusiastic when planning our trips away, these memories will remain with us and remind us of Bob during happier times. He had a unique personality and will not easily be forgotten. I am sure my sister,his wife, Yvonne will be awaiting his arrival with open arms. Love to Bob from Neil, Monica and Family. xx

June 17, 2013

To Lindsay and David,
Words cannot express our sympathies.My fondest memories are of him as a footballing friend , a funny guy ,and lastly as someone who didn't suffer fools gladly. He told you how he felt about life and people in total honesty.
We will be in touch shortly and our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
Gerry Clare Kate and Geraldine.

Chris Luczkowski

June 17, 2013

To the Family of Bob Alexander,
We are very sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Luczkowski Family


June 17, 2013

I have been Bob's secretary for several years when he was located at Federal-Mogul in Wiesbaden. He was a great boss and besides working efficiently we always had lots of fun. There has also developed a very nice personal relationship both with Bob and Yvonne. It makes me sad to hear that he has passed away. Will always remember him.

Gerd, Maik, Achim, Uwe, Gerhard, Andre, Sylvia

June 14, 2013

Bob has been our boss in the Federal-Mogul R&D department in Wiesbaden for several years. All of us remember him as a kind and sympathetic person as well as a competent and creative engineer. We will always keep the time with him in best memory.

Barry Schwab

June 13, 2013

To the family of Bob Alexander,
Bob and I were friends and long time Federal-Mogul associates. He was a great guy and my heart and sympathy go out to you in your time of sorrow. Unfortunately, I am in Florida at this time and unable to attend and pay my last respects. By best regards to all.
Barry Schwab