"Alexander was very special. His ability to fully enjoy life; to make us laugh; to draw his peers to him; to make us love him. Our only hope now is that he is on a beach somewhere warm and bright. We love him and miss him so very much..." Alexander, a senior at Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences who was participating in the London, England, program, is remembered by his parents for these qualities which permitted him to seek not only the perfect wave but also a useful purpose in his life.
Although he majored in English at Syracuse, he had planned to work in a psychiatric clinic when he graduated. He wanted to get a degree in clinical psychology eventually, and felt this experience would help guide his career choice. In the various eulogies written for and about Alexander, it is clear that his individuality often drew people to him.
Alexander was a water person who loved to surf and scuba dive. He is missed every day by his parents, who live in Montauk, at the eastern tip of Long Island, where he is buried and where a plaque in Alexander's name has been placed on a huge rock called Atlantic Terrace.
He is also survived by his brother, Lucas, who lives with his family in New Jersey.
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