Alex Li
Alex Li
  • 30 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 3, 1984
  • Place of birth:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 16, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
Let the memory of Alex be with us forever!

In God’s care you rest above,
In our hearts you rest with love.

I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of a close friend.  
Alex was surrounded by loved ones and passed peacefully on April 16, 2015.

Alex was known to be a kind and genuine man with an infectious smile. He was a born leader, passionate in everything he did. Curious in nature and always up for an adventure or challenge, he made an impact on every life he touched. His magnetic smile will be missed by all who knew him. When we love people it’s so comforting to know that they will always be with us in our hearts. 

His message to all his friends and family: Love one another and cherish each moment you have with them! Don't mind the little things in life because you never know what will happen tomorrow.  

We are reminded of how precious life is and how to never wish a day away. Remember to tell everyone we love of that every day. Thank you for being part of our journey. 

I’ll see you again, my friend!



The family will receive friends on Monday, April 20, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Scarpaci Funeral Home, 1401 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228.

Scarpaci Funeral Home
1401 86th Street
Brooklyn N.Y. 11228
Chapel D 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Eveline Cheung on 4th November 2017

"Happy Birthday Alex!  We missed you so much and we are still celebrating your life today!"

This tribute was added by M S on 3rd November 2017

"Happy Birthday, Alex. Enjoy the techno parties up there..."

This tribute was added by Danese Chen on 3rd November 2017

"Babyboy's 33rd birthday."

This tribute was added by Frank Yan on 3rd November 2017

"not a day goes by that I don't think of you. thinking of the times we had since we were newborns until now. from playing with toys, to basketball, to riding bikes, and to a few road trips I wasn't prepared for (lol). the many things you taught me as we were growing up. the ups and downs we been through. you was my first friend, an older brother. you are forever missed."

This tribute was added by Eveline Cheung on 16th April 2017

"We miss you so much, Alex!  Always in our hearts!"

This tribute was added by M S on 3rd November 2016

"Happy Birthday, Alex. Hope you are having a crazy fun rave/techno bbq in heaven... Miss you!"

This tribute was added by Eveline Cheung on 3rd November 2016

"Happy Birthday Alex!  Thinking of you ~"

This tribute was added by Hillman Lam on 17th July 2016

"I forever remember you... Your spirit always with us."

This tribute was added by M S on 18th April 2016

"Miss you. So sad that you are no longer with us. #BSSS4Ever"

This tribute was added by Eveline Cheung on 16th April 2016

"Dearest Alex,

Can't believe it has been a year since you went to heaven!  We all miss you so much! Your friends and family still miss and think about you all the time!  Sending you our love!"

This tribute was added by janet corales on 13th November 2015

"He Will Call
Life, like a mist, appears for just a day,
Then disappears tomorrow
All that we are can quickly fade away
Replaced with tears and sorrow.
Friends of our God, though they may pass away,
Will never be forsaken.
All those asleep who in God's memory stay,
From death He will awaken
Then we will come to see all that life was meant to be.
Paradise eternally.
He will call, they will answer."

This tribute was added by Ricardo Hernandez on 4th November 2015

""SANE, the King of Arrow"

I used to call you the king of arrows
back when we were sixteen dropping ink

from loose-leaf pages to black book days
we'd bug out during class after being told,
"you guys should really be paying attention"

instead, pencils, pens and markers outlined
our school lessons, sleek with 3-D shadows
highlights as bright as your everyday smile
and as always, you're rocking all types
of arrows out of every which way

you said to me,
"it makes the piece look wetter, none of that plastic
lettering, cookie cut-outs from the obvious veterans"

you'd always kept it 100% funky
every burner was a disguise to the graffiti flunky

you taught me the art of connecting letters
in the wildest ways, now I'm sitting here at Scarpaci
funeral home listening to your mother

bewailing the death of her son, the death of a star
a natural born leader, curious and courageous through it all
battle after battle, you gave your all

rest easy friend, you will forever live on
inside all the hearts you touched

every soul you brushed up against
felt your cosmic vibrations, we'll miss you
but never forget our conversations

you shed light in the darkest rooms
and never feared the future
you had a vision laced with empathy
you felt the pain of others
directed them towards laughter
you lead melancholy souls to the rivers of elation
you were more than just a friend, brother, son
you were the king of arrows
an original graffiti disciple

Alex Li, rest in peace
I will forever remember
everything you taught me"

This tribute was added by Eveline Cheung on 3rd November 2015

"Happy Birthday Alex!  Thinking of you today!"

This tribute was added by Ginger Grey on 3rd November 2015

"My dear sweet Alex, you always called me aunt ginger and made me smile each time. My boys George and Michael brought home one good friend and that was you, you always came to the house with your infectious smile and with such total respect, we always had you over for special occasions and holidays. I was so sad the day they told me you had passed but in a way so very happy because the boy that was going through so much pain and suffering was no longer gonna have to do that. Alex may you find the peace and comfort in the arms of Jesus and your wings and precious smile glow up in heaven. We miss you so much but we all know you are in such a better place.
            Aunt ginger..."

This tribute was added by S L on 3rd May 2015

"I read this on the train ride back from attending Alex's funeral and thought of him.

Heaven by Patrick Phillips
It will be the past
and we'll live there together.

Not as it was to live
but as it is remembered.

It will be the past.
We'll all go back together.

Everyone we ever loved,
and lost, and must remember.

It will be the past.
And it will last forever."

This tribute was added by sharon inoue on 24th April 2015

"Alex- you're one great friend. You are always smiling and sharing your travel stories. You are always there. You showed me life is full of possibilities and how to stop for a moment to enjoy life. You showed me new places for great food and desserts. I am so glad that I met you and get to know you. Thank you for all the times that you have been there for me. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by May Yeung on 21st April 2015

"Hi Alex, I'll never forget your big smile that came from within. It always bursted through from your tough exterior and gave away what a caring, warm and genuine soul within. It makes me really sad to know the world is a little less bright without that now, but I feel so grateful to of been touched by your warmth. It always honored me just to be your friend, knowing that you were someone who valued authenticity. Thank you. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Nicole DiMonda on 20th April 2015

"Our first conversation presented itself as I watched you graffiti my classroom desk. Standing over your shoulder, you were so involved with your art, I didn't want to startle you.

When finished I said, "Stop wasting time creating something that you now have to clean up. Start a portfolio like all artists and save your work. Use it as extracurricular work to get into college."

Everyday you were in my classroom, stayed after school, always took time to help when it was needed. I got to know a young man whose potential for success was great, whose ambition was strong, whose creativity was fascinating, whose heart was open, whose spirit was full of life.

I had the pleasure of meeting you again when I returned home to NY. And you were all I believed you were to be. This boy I knew became a successful young man, filled with want, ambition, love, light, kindness, strength and great spirit.

I loved the time we spent together discussing life, love, politics, our future plans, the insight you provided, the advice, the kindness, the understanding, the warmth. You empowered others.

You were never afraid Alex. You always wanted more for yourself, your family, your friends. This is what I love most about you. This is what I keep in my heart forever.

I will keep your smile, your presence alive in heart and mind. I imagine heaven is enjoying your spirit, but Im jealous, I want you here. I miss you Alex.

Until we meet again."

This tribute was added by M S on 20th April 2015

"He was a great friend in high school. So saddened to hear the news. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Simon Hong on 20th April 2015

"You are in our hearts and payers."

This tribute was added by Wai & Jennifer Au-Yeung on 19th April 2015

"Hey's still hard to accept that you're gone from us...we were just eating and reminiscing our childhood days couple weeks ago...You told me to cherish everything I have and live everyday like it's my last...Thank you for being there and you will truly be missed...Rest In Peace my brother....."

This tribute was added by kai lee on 19th April 2015

"No word to express the sadness. Lee' family missed you. Uncle III"

This tribute was added by janet corales on 19th April 2015

"Just see yourself,
Just see me too;
Just see us all in a world that is new.
Think how you will feel, how it will be.
To live in peace, to truly be free.
No evil will then prevail,
Rule by our God cannot ever fail.
The time will have come for a new earthly start.
Now see yourself, and see me too,
And look ahead to a world that is new.
No sight we see, no sound we hear,
Will cause alarm or give rise to fear.
All has come true, just as He said,
Now over mankind His tent is spread.
He now shall awaken those sleeping in death,
Their voices will join us with every grateful breath.

Just See Yourself And See Me Too, When All Is New!
                          (Revelation 21:1-5)"

This tribute was added by Frank Yan on 19th April 2015

"Thank you for the 28 years. You will truly be missed brother."

This tribute was added by Hillman Lam on 18th April 2015

"Hey Alex, I called that night thinking of you. You're in my mind in my heart. Stay strong in spirit... I forever remember you!"

This tribute was added by Casie Martinez on 18th April 2015

"I'm in shock. I can't believe you're gone. God needed an Angel so he chose you. You're not suffering anymore you're resting in peace with God now. I miss you so much. You were always there for me, helping me with my problems, taking me out to eat, making me laugh with you're funny jokes, taking me out for dessert you've done so much for me and I will never forget. You had a heart made out of gold. I love you and I will see you again one day. Keep watching over me my guardian angel. You will forever be in my heart.
              Love, you're chocolate chip cookie❤️Since that's what you always used to call me. RestInTheSweetestPeaceSweetAngel. Forever in my heart & mind"

This tribute was added by Phillip Chin on 18th April 2015

"We went to Dewey together but didnt meet you until recently at alfreds house. RIP brother"

This tribute was added by Joseph Li on 18th April 2015

"Alex - You're in heaven now!  My heart is broken because you're no longer here but I'm also glad to know that you're with God now!  Remember what I said? This is not a "Good-bye"  but a "See you later!"  Rest in peace - my friend!

Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."


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