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Alex Passic

Parents: Slavko & Aloyza (Obraz) Pacic. 1931 graduate, Albion High School (Michigan), where he was a member of the football and track teams. He also was an amateur boxer during his high school years.
Alex joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934 and was stationed a Camp Icicle in Leavenworth, Washington during the mid-1930s. There he continued boxing and became the Northwest region CCC heavyweight champion for three consecutive years. Alex also was the editor of the camp newsletter. He subsequently entered the University of Idaho on a full boxing scholarship, and became the Northwest region collegiate heavyweight boxing champion. After receiving his bachelors degree in engineering in 1941, he continued his education at the University of Idaho and received a masters degree in physics in 1942 .
Following graduation Alex moved back to Michigan where he worked as an enginner at U.S. Rubber in Detroit, and then for Bohm Aluminum. He returned to Albion in mid-1947 where he secured an engineering position at the Albion Malleable Iron Company. He left in mid-1949 to become an engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Washington, where he worked for 32 years before his retirement in 1981. Alex was the Boeing engineer who discovered a crack in the moon rover upon his inspection at Cape Canaveral, which had to be repaired before launch.
Alex married Loretta Smith on June 8, 1940 in Spokane, Washington.She passed away on August 28, 2007. Surviving are the couple's two sons Michael and Theodore, and grandchildren. Burial: Cremains, May 28, 2006.
Block 35 Lot 6, Charles Marshall Smith family lot. Records show Alex Block 34, Lot 8.


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