Alexander John Blaise DeForte

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that Jim and Gwen DeForte announce the passing of our beloved son, Alexander John Blaise DeForte. Alex entered eternal life at the young age of 21 on May 20, 2024, as the result of a tragic car accident on his way home from work. We are deeply saddened by this sudden loss of Alex, who was very kind, gentle, and enjoyed life with a generous spirit that was felt by everyone he met.
Alex is a 2022 graduate of Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ. Alex loved being outdoors, whether working or relaxing. His passion was fishing, which began when he was about three years old while camping with relatives and family friends in Upstate New York. If there was a stream, a pond or lake nearby, he could be found sitting on the bank with pole in hand (even if he was supposed to be somewhere else!) Alex could tell you the name of and details on every fish imaginable, whether fresh water or from the sea. He loved camping, skateboarding, and cooking. Alex was also a dedicated employee and thoroughly enjoyed the companies he worked for. The companies included his most recent employer, Nacerima Demolition & Recycling, Inc. at the Stavola Bound Brook Quarry. He previously worked at Hardy Nurseries, Pennington, NJ where he was a skilled landscaper; and Alex had the opportunity to work alongside his brother at Al’s Sunoco, Pennington, NJ.
He is survived by his Mom and Dad, Jim and Gwen DeForte, Pennington, NJ; his siblings: Jenna (Cody) Jackson, Culloden, WV; Samantha DeForte, Lawrenceville, NJ, Trevor and Kilee DeForte, Pennington; and his young nephew, Hank, who he enjoyed spending time with. They all loved him and will miss him dearly. Alex is also survived by many aunts and uncles, cousins, and good friends who are also saddened by his death. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Carmen and MaryJane DeForte; and his maternal grandparents, John and Margaret Collier.
Calling hours are Tuesday, May 28, from 5 to 8 pm at the Wilson Apple Funeral home, 2560 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ.
Please visit the online Memorial: Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 am, at St. John Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the St. John Evangelist Church or to a favorite charity in memory of Alex.

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