In Loving Memory of Alexander "Alex" R. Vazquez
With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Alexander "Alex" R. Vazquez, a caring and compassionate soul who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Alex's journey began on December 27, 2000, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he was born to his loving parents, Roberto and Melinda "Mindy" Vazquez. Tragically, on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at the age of 22, Alex left us, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, devotion, and dedication.
He is loved and will be sadly missed by his parents, Roberto and Mindy Vazquez; sisters, Angela Luna and Kristina (Tony Inzeo) Camacho; maternal grandparents
James and Marge Rice; and paternal grandparents Aristeo Vazquez and Elvira Sigala. He is further survived by his Godmother, Connie White and Guille Valdespino, and Godfather, Luis Valdespino. His memory will be cherished by his dear nieces Sophia Camacho, McKenna Inzeo, and Shaylee Luna, who all thought he hung the moon. He leaves a heartfelt impression on the hearts of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, friends, and the kids he coached.
Alex was on the cusp of completing his college education on a full scholarship in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when he co-founded the Wisconsin Edge Athletics program and served as its President, making an indelible impact on the basketball community. Through this role, he nurtured the love of basketball in countless young hearts, helping them grow both on and off the court. His dedication to shaping young lives reflected his innate desire to see others succeed.
Alex's spirit radiated kindness and care in every interaction. He possessed a rare and selfless quality—always willing to give the shirt off his back to support others. His compassionate nature made him a friend to everyone and a beacon of light in our lives. He will forever remain in our hearts— let us strive to extend the same compassion and empathy that he so freely offered to others, both ourselves and those around us. May his legacy inspire a greater awareness of the struggles that too often remain hidden and a commitment to fostering a world in which no one feels alone in their pain.
To honor Alex's life, a celebration will occur on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at The Bridge Church, 1314 S. Grand Ave, Waukesha. The gathering will commence at 3:00 PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 6:00 PM. More celebration immediately following the service with a light dinner and an open mic to share stories and memories at the Eagles Club in Waukesha. Remembering Alex's easygoing spirit, all are invited to dress casually and comfortably. Hoodies, T-shirts, and Shorts are encouraged!
In place of floral tributes, we kindly request you to consider a future contribution to a memorial fund established in his honor. We are dedicated to continuing Alex's mission to help the local youth. Please help us as we start to raise funds to build a memorial in his honor. An ongoing project that will further his dream to help the local youth sports community by focusing on the development of emotional support resources for players and comprehensive coach training to nurture the emotional and mental well-being of young athletes. Please visit this site to donate.