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Former Hemel Hempstead FC bar steward Bob Alexander dies aged 90

Robert Bob Alexander on his 90th birthday with his three sons David, Robert and Stephen.

Robert Bob Alexander on his 90th birthday with his three sons David, Robert and Stephen.

Former Hemel Hempstead Football Club bar steward Robert ‘Bob’ Alexander has died, aged 90.

He had been diagnosed with stomach cancer several years ago.

Bob was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1923 and was the youngest of five brothers. After working at the Muggiemoss Paper Mill he moved down to Hemel Hempstead in 1965 to take up a position at the former Dickinsons works in Nash Mills.

During the early 1970s Bob became a steward at the football club in Vauxhall Road, Adeyfield - a position he held for 20 years before a fire at the ground in 1992.

He was a popular local character, highly regarded by his many friends and well remembered at his Kings Langley bowls club, his local church as he termed it - the Plough & Dragon in Leverstock Green, and by his friends and neighbours at Holly Tree Court.

He made regular trips back to Aberdeen to catch up with family and friends and was married for more than 60 years to his beloved late wife Freida.

Bob, who died peacefully on Monday, January 20, is survived by his three sons, pictured with their father above on his 90th birthday last year, David, Robert and Stephen.

His funeral is being held at West Herts Crematorium at Garston today (Monday) at 1.20pm and afterwards at the Plough & Dragon pub. Donations are requested for the Hospice of St Francis.

 

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