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Ocala - Alex McDonald, 23, tragically passed away in Ocala on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012.
He was born on October 14, 1989, at MRMC. He attended Grace Episcopal School from K-4 through 8th grade, and graduated from Forest High School in 2008.
Alex was attending his senior year at FSU, and the university has approved him to receive a posthumous Bachelor of Arts degree from the Business College in Hospitality Management. He was the president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity, and he received the Gentleman of the Year Award by his brothers for the last two years.
Alex played football from the age of 8 through 12th grade at the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, MCYFL and Forest. In his senior year, he was elected to the All County Second Team Offensive Line.
Alex is survived by his father and mother, William H. (Skipper) McDonald III, and Dianne Harvey McDonald; sister, Allison Lynn McDonald; Katie O'Fallon, his fraternity sweetheart and girlfriend; grandparents: Jeannette and Jake Casler of Anthony, and Marvin and Barbra Harvey of Rochester, Vt.; uncles: Ray and David Harvey and aunts: Jackie, Cheryl and Patty Harvey of Vermont, and uncles: David and Richard McDonald and aunts: Linda, Jenny and Mary Ann McDonald of Florida; and cousins: Claude, Lindsey, Lauren and Gracie McDonald, Steven McGuffin, and Jeffrey Lokatys.
Services will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 511 SE 3rd St., Ocala, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to his Brothers: SAE, 606 W. Call St. , Tallahassee, FL. 32304. Arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2012