Dr. Robert Moss Alston, associate vice president of FHP Inc., died March 20, 1989, while scuba diving with his wife and three children in the Sea of Cortez near Cabo San Luces, Baja California, Mexico. He was 45.

He had been associate vice president of FHP since 1984 and an employee of FHP since 1976.Prior to joining FHP, he and his family lived in Yokosuka, Japan, where he served as assistant chief of Medicine, U.S. Naval Hospital (1972-73) and chief of internal medicine, U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center, Japan. He obtained the rank of captain and retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1986.

Dr. Alston was born March 25, 1943. He was valedictorian of his 1961 class at West High School and received his bachelor's, master's and medical degrees from the University of Utah.

He was a member of the Park City Volunteer Medical Ski Patrol for the past 10 years and was an avid golfer. His goal for 1989 was to get his handicap to 14.

Funeral will be March 25 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Lawn Mortuary. A gathering of friends will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alston residence, 528 N. Cambridge Circle. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Dr. Alston's name to KUED-TV in Salt Lake City.