Son, Friend, Big Friendly Giant
Alex had a big and genuine heart, he loved his friends, nature hikes on the mountain and beach, photography, fishing, basketball, and good food. He was tri-lingual, enjoyed playing pool and long walks with his dog,. His favorite place was Maui.
His smile, big hugs, his surprises and letters, the way he enjoyed exploring new places when traveling, finding the best pastries when visiting Germany, his excitement when preparing trips,
his love for dogs, his enthusiasm about NBA basketball, and his passion for boggie boarding, fishing and his attention to detail for the equipment. Alex's tall 6'4 body, his beautiful eyes, his vast human-being-ness.
Alex' s presence, his charisma, his big and generous heart, his vast insightfulness and striving to allow for everyone to be seen for who they are, beyond stigma and judgement. His bear hugs, all of them.
Alex loved life. He believed in equality, fairness and seeing through stigma and outer shell. He supported diversity and believed in each human being having an important message. He was a loyal friend, loved dogs, barbecues and fishing, and found refuge in nature, his healing place. He always had something good to say about all his friends, giving everyone a second chance. Alex inspired people and taught them life skills. As his oldest friend says, "Everybody needs to have a friend like Alex".