Condolences to the Family and Friends of SFC Alex J. Hytowitz.
- Our hearts go out to the amazing family and friends of SFC Alex Hytowitz. Many tributes have been posted and shared on social media. More have been sent to the Foundation with checks and website donations from coast to coast. More than $6,000 in contributions has been designated by the family for a special account established in Memory of SFC Hytowitz by the Georgia National Guard Foundation. These funds will be used to help Soldiers and Airmen of the Georgia National Guard facing unexpected hardships and financial emergencies.
Dressler Jewish Funeral Care published the following:
Alex Hytowitz, age 42, of Atlanta, GA died unexpectedly July 24, 2021, of unknown causes.
Alex was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 23rd, 1979. He grew up in Norcross. He enlisted in the US Army Reserve in 2000. He then transferred to the Georgia Army National Guard in 2004 and served his country in total for over 20 years.
Alex was married to Elizabeth McIntyre on October 23, 2010.
Alex’s main career was that of a professional soldier. Alex 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 Bagdad, Iraq 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 was an avid Falcons fan, who never wanted to miss a game. Alex 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 will be held on Sunday, August 1 at 4:00 pm at Temple Sinai followed by interment with honors at the Georgia National Cemetery at a date to be scheduled. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta 770-451-4999.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation – georgiaguardfamily.org. 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.