Alejandro "Alex" Wakelin

By Anita Rodriguez-Wakelin

"A Soul Crosses Over"

Obituary for Alejandro Ines Wakelin

Alejandro "Alex" Ines Wakelin passed away in Arizona on Aug. 06, 2016 at the age of 37.

Alex was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 19, 1979 and lived in Tucson where he first attended the University of Arizona as a physics major in 1997.  He made Tucson his permanent home in 2000 and embraced the scenic beauty of Arizona.  Alex received an Associate of Science degree from Coconino Community College and later pursed IT studies at Pima County Community College while receiving certification in computer technology.  Alex was a favored employee at Canyon Ranch Health Resort and Spa working in many capacities for years.

Alex was an avid rock climber visiting many climbing locations throughout Arizona, Utah, California, Colorado and Texas with close friends and his extended Tucson family.  Alex was known for his strength, patience and gentle nature.  He relied on his self-driven optimism while enduring Hodgkins cancer for years.  Alex's hobbies included astronomy and photography which he enjoyed in his many travels. 

Alex is survived by a grandmother of Texas, his parents, Mark Wakelin and Anita Rodriguez-Wakelin of Texas, two sisters, Alala Wakelin of Colorado and Donyele of California, an uncle, Dr. Javier Rodriguez of Texas, an aunt and uncle, John and Cheryl Wakelin of Ohio, a niece and nephew Elise and Alekzander Leppert of California, a brother-in law, Lawrence Xavier Leppert of Colorado and several relatives of Houston, Ohio, California, and Hawaii.

 A memorial will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E. Ft. Lowell Rd, Tucson,
 AZ at 5:00 p.m. His immediate family has requested that any monetary donations may be sent to

Alejandro "Alex" Ines Wakelin
Alejandro "Alex" Ines Wakelin