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Alex Rhodes

Alex Rhodes, 90, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died after sunset on 21 November 2018.

The Funeral was held at The Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park on Friday, 23 November 2018 at 12:00 PM .

Rabbi Shmaya Shmotkin officiated. Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

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The family of Alex Rhodes will be gathering through the evening of Monday, November 26 at the residence, 5865 Dunmore Ct, West Bloomfield MI 48322. The phone number is 248-626-5680.

Religious services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

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Alex Rhodes, beloved, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, at age 90. Alex was preceded in death by Sarah, his wife of 63 years, and his sisters, Pearl Foreman and Estelle Rosenberg. He is survived by his seven children, Beth Rhodes (Giacomo Ruosi), Claudia (Bob) Goldenthal, Pamela Warnick, Loretta (Bruce) Richard, Michael (Carla) Rhodes, Aimee Rhodes (Igor Shevchuk), and Allison (Bob) Asmann. Alex took great joy in his fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, David, Steven and Hayley Goldenthal, Rachel (Aaron) Petty, Jonathan and Lee Warnick, Katie Richard, Eva and Aliza Rhodes, Neeli (Eli) Portal, Noa and Ella Shevchuk, Kyle, Zack and Jennifer Asmann, Eliza, Zoe and Cate Petty, and Eitan Aryeh Portal. He was cherished uncle of Gail Sherman, Paul (Jill) Friedman, Linda Nicolette and many other nieces and nephews. Alex was born and lived in the Detroit area his entire life, except the years that he served in the Navy during World War II. Alex worked as an engineer at Ford Motor Company for almost 30 years, and later as a patent attorney and inventor until just before his death. He was a voracious reader and loved building and inventing things. He could talk knowledgeably about almost anything. He held more than 20 patents. He loved his wife, family, friends and his work. He will be sorely missed.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Alex Rhodes may do so by making a contribution to:

Jewish National Fund
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