Alexander Robertson was born March 3, 1922, in Crooksville, Ohio.

Alex died at home in Daytona Beach, Fla., surrounded by his family, April 22, 2011.

He spent most of his youth in Cambridge, Ohio, before joining the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. At the conclusion of the war, Alex returned to Ohio and attended Muskingum College in New Concord, where he met the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth McCormick. They married in 1948 and Alex began his teaching and coaching career in Newcomerstown. Alex and Mary were popular with the high school students and continued to be invited back to the Newcomerstown High School Class of 1957 reunions.

Alex and Mary moved their family to Daytona Beach in 1957 when he joined Volusia County Schools as a teacher, becoming at principal in 1962 and remaining in education until his retirement in 1986. After retiring, Mary and he traveled the country getting to all 50 states!

Alex was always a proud husband and father. He is survived by Mary and their three children, Col. Michael Robertson of Fort Bliss, Texas, Dr. Karen Beattie (Bruce) of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Matt Robertson of Holly Hill, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and their families both in Florida and Ohio.

He was predeceased by his siblings and three children, Cathy, Mark and Stephen.

A memorial service took place at the Port Orange Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Internment will take place in Newcomerstown, Ohio, on June 11 at 4 p.m. in the West Lawn Cemetery (Shadybend), Newcomerstown, Ohio, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia and Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Volusia Memorial is in charge.