Alexander A. Serbinoff
June 16, 1928 –
July 13, 2013
Alex uncomplainingly endured health problems with great perseverance and bravery until his heart could beat no longer. At that time, he was awaiting a pacemaker at Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill in Seattle, Washington.
Alex was born in Isle Maligne, Quebec, Canada. He matriculated at the High School of Montreal. Thereafter, he received a B.S. degree with honors in Mathematics and Physics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Alex came to the U.S. to work in a variety of specialist jobs at different companies culminating in his retirement from IBM after 28 1/2 years. He received numerous awards and commendations. Because of his particular talents and skills, which included fluent Russian language skills, he had opportunity to represent IBM at the opening of the American National Exhibition at Moscow in 1959, where he witnessed the famous ‘Kitchen Debate’ between then U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Alex greatly enjoyed deep sea fishing and snow skiiing. He was a faithful High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Alex was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Tatjana Muskats Serbinoff, and his parents, Alexander Serbinoff and Antonina Grebenikova Serbinoff. He is survived by his second wife of 16 years, Frances Foley Brian, two sisters, Ariadne “Ada” Scott and Valentina “Val” Elliott (John), two nieces, Zandra Taylor (Carl) and Sharon Bowman (Ken), two nephews, David (DAS) Scott (Judy) and Kevin Elliott (Leigh-Ann), three stepdaughters, Holly Brian, Julianne Brian, and Betsey Carazo (Santos) and near-stepdaughter, LuAn Johnson, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
He is loved and will always be missed by his family and friends.
Services will be held in Ogden, Utah, at Leavitt’s Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th St.,on July 25, 2013. Viewing at 12:00 p.m., funeral at 1p.m, interment immediately afterward. Online condolences can be expressed at leavittsmortuary.com.