Alex Hammer Sackeyfio
Biography of the late
Alexander Hammer Sackeyfio (aka Paa Nii)
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man-the biography of the man himself cannot be written. – Mark Twain
Alexander Hammer Sackeyfio (aka PaaNii) the fifth child of Col (ret.) H.W.A.K. Sackeyfio and Ms. Agnes Sackeyfio (nee Elliott), was born in Takoradi 15 May 1957.
He completed his primary education at the Armed Forces Experimental School in Burma Camp in July l97l and gained admission into Mfantsipim School in September 1971 where he completed his O-level certification in 1976. He studied for his A-Levels at the University Practice Secondary School Cape Coast and gained admission to the University of Science and Technology in 1979. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering in Romania. He continued his education at Texas A&M as a PhD candidate in Petroleum engineering. Alex left Texas A&M after getting an outstanding opportunity with Union Pacific Resources in the Petroleum Engineering department at their Fort Worth Texas location. He later went on to work as a certified, petroleum engineer for RC2 where he worked domestically and in Mexico. After spending some time with RC2 he went on to work for Exxon Mobil where he spent most of his career. His work took him to various places like Brazil, Canada, England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and other far-flung places where ever there was oil. His travels eventually brought him home to Ghana where he worked for Tullow Oil. Alex worked for Noble Energy in Houston, Texas and most recently Devon in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he calls home now.
Alex was born into the tight knit Sackeyfio and Elliott family clan that connects fathers, mothers, Uncles, Aunties, brothers, sisters, cousins, nephews, nieces into one family unit. He was a man fiercely proud of his family and friends. He was always ready to assist in any situation pertaining to the family. He adored his three children, Nii Sackey, Adomah, and Nana Sam and his wife Elizabeth. A mischievous and happy child, Mama could always tell when her children were coming back from school when she heard Alex singing or shouting about something with his head sticking out the window of the car. He was jovial, adventurous and generous. His two greatest passions in life were music and aviation. He loved music and taught himself to play the guitar as well as the piano. He had lifelong interest in aviation, and he pursued that interest by getting his private pilot license. An intrepid aviator, he has flown to such places such as Washington D.C, California, Canada and Alaska from Houston Texas where he used to call home.
Alex had some health issues that became aggressive in the beginning of the year 2017, and then on March 2017, he breathed his last breath in the comfort of his home in Edmond, Oklahoma surrounded by his family.
Alex is survived by his wife Elizabeth, three children, his parents, nine siblings and numerous cousins’ nephews, and nieces.