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Alexander Reisbord


1937 - 2018
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Alexander Philip Reisbord

Dec. 21, 1937 - Sept.10, 2018

Alexander Philip Reisbord, age 80 passed away peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2018 with his wife by his side. He was born, December 21,1937 to Samuel and Jeannette (Marks) Reisbord. He was a graduate of Marshall High School in Eagle Rock. He received his B.A. from Occidental College in Eagle Rock in the year of 1959. Alex was a successful member of the Oxy track team. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Mathematics at Brown University in 1968. He ran three marathons and completed two California Aids rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles during his lifetime, the last ride was when he was in his upper 60's.
Alex is survived by his wife and best friend, Dorothy (Tagawa) Reisbord. They were together for more than 30 years, during which they were able to travel and experience the wonders of 38 countries.
Alex predeceases his loving brother, David (Lizzy) Reisbord of Santa Monica, CA and his younger sister, Susan Martin of Abiquiu, New Mexico. Also left with wonderful loving memories are his children, Coriander Reisbord (William Abernathy), John Reisbord of Poughkeepsie N.Y., Jessica (Jim) Grove, Teresa (Dean) Milligan and Kevin (Tracey) Hattori. Grandchildren Ryan Gooch, Sophie Reisbord, Anna Abernathy, Nicky Reisbord, and Meghan Reisbord will miss their grandpa Alex greatly.
In the early 60's Alex and his family had the opportunity to join the Peace Corps and went to Kenya where he trained teachers of Mathematics at Kenyatta University in Nairobi. He spoke fondly of those years and throughout his life he occasionally ran into people from Africa and the area he was fortunate enough to have lived. That was very special.
When Alex returned from Kenya he began his career as a secondary teacher of Mathematics. He taught many years and it was at Narbonne High School in Harbor City where he met Dotti. As Dotti was a teacher albeit the elementary grades, they had a lot in common. Teaching for Alex was a passion and the students he taught were successful. He would see many students in passing as he strolled down the street who would call out, "Mr. Reisbord"...that was special. That's what the "Math Guy" was all about.
Mastick Senior Center in Alameda was on his favorite places to "hang" out. He loved his Stained Glass class and especially the Chair Yoga sessions. He had many friends in both classes and looked forward to each session. His love for the Marina Village community in which he lived, was one of the greatest joys of his life. The welcoming and warm friends he had there was very special and something he cherished.
Alex's passion for meeting and getting to know people as well as his love of travel and adventure made for an interesting and exciting life.

RIP...you sweet man

Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2018
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