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June 15th, 2017 under Obituaries
Alexander Brailas

Alexander Brailas

Alexander Brailas, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in New Braunfels.

He was a Lamar High School graduate in Houston and a graduate of Texas A&M College, class of ‘52, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets.

Alex was an Architect Emeritus. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and during his career with Caudill Rowlett Scott Architectural Firm, Alex travelled the world with project design, later working independently.

He worked along with the 1998 Marfa Junior High eighth grade class to design the first conceptual plans for the Marfa Lights Visitor Center. His design was accepted by the Texas Senate and the state appropriated $1 million for the building on Hwy. 90, between Alpine and Marfa.

Prior to retirement he became Director of Planning for the Harris County Hospital District. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Jolynn McDannald Brailas. Alex is survived by his children, Felicia Brailas Locke and husband Greg, Christine Brailas French, Alexandra Schoenemann and husband Brian, and Nicholas Brailas and wife Staci; grandchildren Cody Wood and wife Ashley, Kit Wood and wife Stacey, James French, Ashley Schoenemann Tuttle and husband Jeff, Kyle Schoenemann; great grandchildren Hallie, Sadie, and Leddy Jolynn Wood, longtime companion Jo Ann Meyers, and numerous cousins and friends.

Services were Saturday, June 10 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home in Houston, with the Reverend Father Demitri Tagaropulos officiating.

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