Alexander H. Hauser, 28, unexpectedly passed away on October 5, 2015 in Katy, Texas.Our ever-so-charming, handsome, quick-witted, too smart for his own good, Alex, had an immense passion and a heart overflowing with love for his family and friends.Alex is survived by his father and step-mother, John and Truly Hauser; mother, Beth Boyer; brother, Andrew Hauser; sisters, Aven, Amanda, Hannah and Natalie Hauser; nephews, Axel and Liam Hauser; grandparents, Dr. Harris and Mrs. Barbara Hauser, Darryl and Jill Carter; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins who mourn this unbearable loss.Alex moved to Houston three months ago, sad, desperate, hopeless. In his words he was a teenager trapped in a 28 year old body. Following his arrival he spent nearly every waking hour with his father, step-mother, brother Andy and his young sisters Hannah and Natalie. He began playing tennis with his dad every day, never wanting to let him down by claiming to be too tired, or sore or busy. Alex had no idea how to play tennis but he held his racket like a Chinese ping-pong player and gracefully returned every volley. That was Alex.Basking in the warmth of the loving home his step-mother Truly created, his desperation began to fade, seeds of hope were planted and carefully nurtured, sadness began to melt, leaving room for joy. Alex loved family and showered that love on Hannah and Natalie. They sang silly songs, told stupid jokes and played card games and board games; at times laughing so hard that tears streamed down their faces. Alex so wanted a little house with a white picket fence, a wife and children of his own, and his beloved dog Lola playing in the yard. It was clear he began to believe, at times, that this was possible.He recently shared with some of the most important people in his life – his sisters, his mother, his grandparents, his father – that he was both happy and hopeful, perhaps for the first time in 15 years. He was aware of how difficult his journey would be but found strength in knowing that his family would help him shoulder that burden.In darker times he has said that everyone would be better off if he were not here. Alex, dear sweet Alex, you could not have been more wrong.A Memorial Service in remembrance of Alex’s life will be held Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 am at Temple Sinai, 13875 Brimhurst Drive, Houston, 77077, with Rabbi Annie Belford officiating.Donations in Alex’s memory may be made to PAWS, Progressive Animal Awareness Society (paws.org).