Alexander Exarchou
Tuesday
22
December

Final Resting Place

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
St Michaels Cemetery
72-02 Astria Blvd
East Elmhurst, New York, United States
Tuesday
22
December

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
 
Merrick, New York, United States

Obituary of Alexander James Exarchou

Obituary of Alexander James Exarchou Departed December 13, 2020 Alexander James Exarchou, known by the masses as "Big Alex", was a beloved father, husband, pappou, brother, coach, construction and architecture professional, proud chairman of the Pins for Pauly foundation, and contributor to multiple parishes, most notably Saint Demetrios of Merrick, NY and Saints Anargyroi, Taxiarchis and Gerasimos of Greenport, NY. He imparted strength, faith, and courage onto all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. A father-figure in multiple communities, he famously preached a "be your own author" approach to life and encouraged individuals to "not let others write your story for you". With unparalleled faith and courage, he confidently led by example in teaching the meaning of "Philotimo" (φιλότιμο), to stand for "what is right no matter what", putting his eternal faith above temporary popular views and material possessions. He firmly stood for equality and civil rights, and gave a voice to those who felt unheard. Alexander James Exarchou is proudly survived by his wife Deborah Despina, his two sons Alexander George and Nicholas Gregory, his daughter-in-law Sarah Sofia, his grandson George Alexander, and all of his loving siblings, neices and nephews. He forever emphasized the importance of his family, which he proudly held as his greatest accomplishment. Funeral Service & Final Resting Place Due to the covid-19 pandemic and the current covid-related circumstances of the family, there will be no in-person viewings at this time. The family intends on celebrating Alexander's eternal love at a later date, when it is safe for all who he loved to attend. For the safety of everyone, the funeral service will be: Streamed online only - Tuesday, December 22nd at 10am Via the Saint Demetrios facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saint.demetrios.merrick Immediately to follow, Alexander will be laid to rest in Section 23 at: St. Michael’s Cemetery 7202 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY 11370 Directions to St. Michael’s Cemetery: http://stmichaelscemetery.com/visit/ For those who wish to follow the procession to the cemetery, the family asks everyone to wait in their vehicles outside of Saint Demetrios church. Masks must be worn and social distancing is an absolute must upon arrival at St. Michael's Cemetery. Donations & Support for the Exarchou Family Donations may be made to support the Exarchou family in their time of need using the following information: Via Venmo: @AlexanderGeorge1111 Via Cash App: $DebbieExarchou Or using the following link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ donations&business=5SHW5269HRCLL&item_name=Supporting+the+Exarchou+ family+in+their+time+of+need&currency_code=USD In honor of Alexander James Exarchou, in lieu of flowers, donations may also be made to the Pins For Pauly foundation to continue his fight for children who have been stricken with leukemia: https://www.pinsforpauly.org/how-to-help
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