Alex Smick (20), of Downey, was born on November 27, 1991 and passed away on February 23, 2012. Alex grew up in Downey attending Gallatin Elementary School, East Middle School, and Downey High School. Alex was a great athlete. He was involved in football, basketball, and baseball with DJAA, and he also played hockey and golf. He loved motorcycle riding, playing his guitar, and spending time with family and friends. Alex was a full time student studying to be a Surgical Technician while also caring for his grandmother and his uncle since the passing of his grandfather last summer. Alex touched the lives of all those who knew him. He will be fondly remembered for his kind and gentle spirit. He was a sweet and compassionate soul who filled the room with his humor, contagious laughter, and his beautiful smile.Alex is survived by his loving parents, Tim and Tammy Smick, his brother Chris, sisters Serra and Rachel, and the love of his life, Tarra Swoboda. He also leaves his grandmothers, Thelma Fisher and Dimple Smick, his uncles, Gary Fisher, Dan (Karen) Smick, Scott (Jackie) Smick and Matt Smick, as well as his cousins, Jeremy (Shannon) Fisher, Josh (Bee) Fisher and Justin (Misty) Fisher, many other cousins, and countless friends. Funeral services will be held this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Seacoast Grace Church in Cypress followed by burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. A reception will follow at Gallatin Elementary School.
********** Published: March 01, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 46