ELLENBOGEN: Alexander Ellenbogen of Pittsburgh and Highland Beach Fla., on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, peacefully with his loving wife, Margie, of more than 65 years by his side, a few weeks shy of his 92nd birthday. Also survived by his daughters, Joan (George Handelsman), Lynn (Steve Safran), Nancy (Mitchell Feldman), and his grandchildren, Shellie Handelsman, Nicole and Tom Safran, and Zach, Tyler and Lexi Feldman. Preceded in death by his son, Tom, his sister, Liesl Blockstein, his brother-in-law, Bill Blockstein, and his parents, Joseph and Eva Ellenbogen. Alex earned his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering at the University of Pittsburgh at the age of 19, followed by a master’s degree of industrial engineering at Columbia University. Alex worked in the steel industry, including U.S. Steel, before becoming a CPA and working with his father and then daughter at Crawford Ellenbogen. Alex had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing opera as well as popular tunes. He played the violin and piano and also enjoyed hiking, bowling and playing tennis. Alex authored and published several works of fiction in his retirement. In his younger days, he worked as a lumberjack. Alex was also quietly active in the community, giving his time, talent and treasure. He never hesitated to help someone in need and expected nothing in return. Above all, his family was his priority and all moments together were cherished, whether it was dinner each evening, a picnic in the park or a family vacation. Alex had a wonderful sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke, especially if it was really long, and he was telling it! The family is forever grateful for the exceptional compassion and care provided by Three Rivers Hospice. Interment was private. Arrangements entrusted to Beinhauer Family Services where online condolences may be sent to his family at beinhauer.com. Contributions may be made in Alex’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.