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Alexander Formica

Alexander Lee Formica

Thursday, October 1st, 1987 - Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Alexander Lee “Alex” Formica, 32, of Sawmill Road, Lake Katrine, NY died suddenly early Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020 having lost his long battle with addiction and the power it had over him.

He was born in Kingston NY, on October 1, 1987, the son of Philip and Lynn (Schabot) Formica of Lake Katrine.

Alex had been employed for the last three years as a salesman for Colonial Subaru and had worked in sales at other retail businesses in Kingston and in Albany. He was a 2005 graduate of Kingston High School and went on to graduate Ulster County Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice “with distinction”.

He loved all sports and was very good on a jet-ski, skateboard or snowboard, in golf and in basketball. He enjoyed fishing in deep water, lakes and rivers.

Alex loved running and ran in many Kingston Classics, Shamrock runs and around the neighborhood. He completed his first half-triathalon at Williams Lake in Rosendale. He was a life-long member of the YMCA of Kingston, and a long-time member of the Williams Lake Beach Club where he had many friends and good times.

Alex had a big heart for his family and friends. He was a caring, generous and loving man. He always had a gift of touching people’s lives and didn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. He spent five years in the Hudson Valley Youth Volunteers and Ulster County Youth Council working programs to help the aged seniors of Ulster County and the Special Olympics in Saugerties.

He was a member of the Reformed Church of the Comforter and especially enjoyed the Saturday night contemporary services.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Aris Henderson of Saugerties, and his brother Jamie (Kim) Ladd of Catskill. Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Enrico and Claire Formica of Albany, NY, nephews Colton and Boden Ladd of Catskill and his niece, Adrianna Alexander of Saugerties, Aunts and Uncles, Mary and Charlie Redlich, Pete and Pam Formica, Margaret and Rob Muenkel, Ann and Tom Krause, Sarah Formica and Jason Varnell, Sue and Dan Nelson, Patty and Mike Sawick, Bill and Amy Schabot, and Bruce LaTorre, and cousins, Jessica (Shawn) Maggiore, Sara LaTorre, Eric and Jeff Nelson, Nick and Marissa Sawick, Jess, Bri and Dan Muenkel, Jeremy and Sam Redlich, and Gabby and Zach Formica.

He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, William and Mary Lou Schabot, and Aunts Leslie LaTorre and Kelly Schabot.

Due to the current virus pandemic, funeral services will be held privately. Alex is entrusted to the care of the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park in the Town of Esopus.

A Celebration of Life for Alex will be shared at a later date. We hope that all his family and friends will come to share stories at that time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Alex’s memory to either:

YMCA of Kingston ymcaulster.org/donate or

Villa Veritas Foundation, PO Box 610 Kerhonkson, NY 12446
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Eileen Martino

Posted at 01:32pm
You don't know me but I was compelled to send you a condolence. My niece was 32 years old when she died of 16 years of addiction. I'm sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and him peace. If you haven't already and feel the need to reach out to HOPE ROCKS. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
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Alison Kinch

Posted at 05:09am
My heartfelt condolences to Phil and family. Alex was a good man and he will be missed.
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Posted at 12:40pm
I love you, Alex, and I'm going to miss you so much.
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Karen Reynolds

Posted at 09:29am
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Alex well. In November 2019, he sold me a car. He was very understanding and helpful when some unique situations occurred. He saw a "Dave Clegg" sticker on the bumper of my car and we spent some time speaking of the merits of Dave. I am an active participant in a local alanon meeting and when I read Alex's obitituary my heart broke. We lose way too many to the terrible disease of addiction.
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Patricia A Barnett

Posted at 07:34pm
You are in my thoughts. Peace
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