Joseph Alexander “Alex” Ulrich Jr., 40, of Baltimore, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Hospital from injuries sustained as a result of a robbery.
Born Nov. 11, 1971, at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Mary Frances (Bennanzar) Ulrich and Joseph Alexander Ulrich Sr. and stepmother, Rose Marie (Andres) Ulrich.
Alex graduated with honors from Smithsburg High School. While in high school, he was active in theater, photography, drama club, and the marching and jazz bands. Alex played the flute, tuba, keyboard, bass trombone and piano. After graduation, he became a theater assistant. In 1993, his love of theater took him to finish a bachelor of arts degree in communications, where he concentrated in theater at Salisbury State University in Maryland. In college, he was also active in acting, which led him to be a member of the Washington County Playhouse. As a child, Alex was active in Cub Scouts Pack 14 and Boy Scouts Troop 14 in Smithsburg, Md. He was also a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hagerstown, Md.