Obituary: Alex Hytowitz

Obituary: Alex Hytowitz

Alex Hytowitz, age 42, of Atlanta, died unexpectedly July 24, 2021, of unknown causes.

Alex Hytowitz, age 42, of Atlanta, died unexpectedly July 24, 2021, of unknown causes.

Alex was born in Atlanta March 23, 1979. He grew up in Norcross. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2000. He then transferred to the Georgia Army National Guard in 2004 and served his country for a total of over 20 years.

Alex’s main career was that of a professional soldier. He was deployed to two major theaters of operation. His first deployment was to Kuwait in support of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. His second deployment was to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His third deployment was to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Alex was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge in Iraq and the Bronze Star Medal for actions in combat in Afghanistan. Alex achieved the rank of sergeant first class and was admired by his peers and subordinates alike.

Alex married Elizabeth McIntyre Oct. 23, 2010. He was an avid Falcons fan who never wanted to miss a game. He loved the outdoors, and he and Elizabeth loved camping in the north Georgia mountains and exercising with their two dogs Stella and Able.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth McIntyre-Hytowitz; parents Allan and Sarah Gail Hytowitz; brother Neil Hytowitz; and in-laws Michael and Marjorie McIntyre.

A memorial service was held Aug. 1 at Temple Sinai to be followed by interment with honors at the Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, The foundation provides emergency relief assistance to members and families of the Georgia National Guard and federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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