Columbus

Alexander Scot Conrad, 30, died Monday, July 3, 2017.

He was born Jan. 17, 1987, to Elizabeth Wetherald (Ed Wetherald) and Scot Conrad, to whom he never gave a moment’s rest but whom he kept laughing with an endless supply of jokes, impressions and the occasional prank.

He graduated from Columbus North High School, where he played clarinet in the Sound of North marching band and was a pain-in-the-butt in the guidance counselor’s office.

He is survived by his younger brother, Andrew Conrad (Sam Wittgen), with whom he shared his love of basketball and to whom he showcased endless patience and love, despite the fact that Andrew’s birth demoted Alex to the “middle child” position.

He is survived by his older sister, Lora Conrad (Michael Carey), whom he referred to as the Robin to his Batman, even though she is older and that should have made him the sidekick, but she eventually let that one go. He was a more convincing caped crusader anyway.

He is also survived by his cousin, Bryan Unruh, whom he pestered constantly, but only because he thought Bryan was so cool. Finally, he leaves behind the world’s most devoted grandparents, Jon and Janet Carr.

Alex was no superhero, because superheroes are indestructible, “and you can’t be brave if you’re indestructible.”

Alex was brave.

The family will be holding a private memorial this Sunday. Please consider making a memorial contribution in Alex’s name to the Happy Hollow Asthma Camp in Nashville, Indiana.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Conrad family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.