In Memory

Alex Koopman

Alexander Ambrosius Koopman died suddenly at home of heart failure Feb. 18, 2009. He was 44 years old. Alex was born in Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 20, 1964 to Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Koopman. One of three sons, Alex was raised in Newark.  He resided in Nevada at the time of his death.

In his youth, Alex rode BMX for one of Newark's first bicycle motor cross teams. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes and was titled as Most Valuable Player during his years playing soccer for the Newark Soccer Club. Alex also gave back to his community while serving as a Boy Scout in Troop 441. In his adult years, Alex was passionate about building custom hot rods, coaching his nephew's soccer team, fishing and spending time with the ones he loved most. Alex was also totally stoked about his recent membership with the custom car club "Freak Of Nature".

Alex loved life to the fullest. He was a beautiful son, brother, uncle, friend and a blessing to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Alex is survived by his brothers Peyton and Edward; his stepfather Lee Watson, and his beloved girlfriend Debbie Heath.


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06/08/13 08:40 AM #1    

John Fillion

Alex is a dear friend. He and I were neighbors growing up I often think of Alex and miss him when I remember the years in the past. .

I remember his rd400 yamaha. You could often see him ride by on the back wheel

Miss ya. ALEX.


06/09/13 10:06 AM #2    

Robert Anderson

Alex and I were both members of the (then) Memorial High School soccer team in the winter season of 1979. He was a fierce competitor, and inspired me in many ways. I am very sorry to hear of his untimely death. He has been taken from us too soon. My condolences to his friends and family, as I am sure they must miss him.

07/03/13 10:19 AM #3    

Maria Olivarez (Leon)

Alex was in my history class. I remember him making me laugh all the time. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.



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