On October 2nd, we lost Alex C. Mastoris, the most compassionate, generous and respectable man many of us will ever have the pleasure of knowing. In a way that amazed us all, he dedicated his whole self to all that he did and made everyone he cared for feel his unrelenting love and kindness.
Whether it be his dedication to his country through his service in the Vietnam War, his dedication to his church and to his community through the various positions he held and the time that he gave, or his dedication to his business, to his partners and to his employees that he deemed family and treated as such, he lived in a way that served to improve the lives of others. Somehow he managed to excel and impress in all that he did.
But above all, Alex was the epitome of a family man. As a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle and an in-law, he gave his entire heart, his whole being, to his family. To see him with his family was to see him in his glory. The joy he found in caring for and spending time with his family is unparalleled and should touch and inspire us all. The gravity of this loss is felt not only now, in the immediate aftermath of his passing, but will be felt forever by the many who knew and loved him.
His legacy will live on through all that he accomplished and through all those that he has touched. His life was one well lived, one that truly had an impact on the world and one that will always be remembered.