Alexander Anthony Scarpone, 20, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Alex was a selfless, loyal young man and wise beyond his years. His gentle strength had a way of making everyone around him feel at peace. Alex’s sense of humor and quick wit never failed to make others smile. His laid-back personality assured a welcoming environment for all who had the pleasure of spending time with him.
Alex inspired all who knew him. His bravery, strength, and determination in the face of adversity will never be forgotten. Alex put everyone before himself regardless of who it was or what they needed. He looked forward to every moment spent with his large, close-knit family. Alex truly cherished his roles as a son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend.
Alex, “Big Al,” enjoyed spending time with his loved ones who will cherish the endless memories of days on the beach, huge Sunday family dinners, cheering for the Eagles, playing in the backyard, and losing to him in video games. He loved music, his dog Frankie, his mom’s chocolate cake, and weekends at his grandparents’ beach house.
Alex had a passion for all sports, and a fierce loyalty to the Philadelphia sports teams. In his own words, the day he watched the Eagles win the Super Bowl with his family was “the happiest day of his life”. He enjoyed every moment spent on the baseball field from the day he could carry and swing a bat. Countless memories were made throwing the ball in the backyard with his dad.
Alex was a member of many school communities, and truly loved his friends and teachers at The Independence School, Delaware Military Academy, and The University of Delaware.
Alex will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Mark and Barbara Ann (Testa) Scarpone; his siblings, Samantha and Vincent Scarpone; his grandparents, Alessandro and Janice Scarpone, Anthony and Patricia Testa; many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Sunday, March 24 from 1:00-5:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Monday, March 25 at 10:00AM, immediately followed by interment in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alex can be made to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation (bepositive.org), or to UDance (udancede.org), the University of Delaware Dance Marathon that benefits the B+ Foundation. Alex enjoyed his involvement with UDance both as a freshman at UD last year, and as a B+ Hero. He wished for donations to benefit the charity.
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