Alex Maas

Alexander Edward Maas 

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MAAS, ALEXANDER EDWARD Alex Maas died on August 22, 2009, after a six year battle with multiple myeloma. He was born on June 29, 1959, in the U.C.L.A. Hospital when his father, Dr. Harry E. Maas, was in his medical residency there. At age two, he returned with his family to San Diego, his parents' hometown. He grew up in Point Loma, graduated from Point Loma High School, attended Harvey Mudd College, U.C.S.D., San Diego Mesa College, and received a bachelor's degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from San Diego State University. He loved all kinds of music and his piano and keyboard performances delighted his family and friends. He was an accomplished linguist, speaking French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. He was truly a lifetime student, continuing to enroll in U.C.S.D. courses in business and economics until very recently. A recent hobby of his was doing book reviews on When confronted with the challenges of multiple myeloma, he became an active member of a worldwide support group of patients with that disease. He is survived by his beloved son, Erroll Edward Teja Maas; his long-term conpanion, Linda Carlin, and her sons, Peter and Daniel Carlin; his mother, Kathryn Hattox and Dr. John Hattox; his sisters, Sue Blessey and Ray Blessey, Margaret Maas and Mark Henze, Sylvia Maas and Jim Ankenbauer; his nephew Quentin Cobb, and his niece, Tay Blessey. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and his two loving dogs. Private family services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory may be sent to the Alex Maas Music Fund at San Diego Mesa College, Attn. Accounting Office I-412, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111, or to the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research, 9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on August 27, 2009