Alexander E. Ching
May 19, 1994 - December 25, 2018
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Friday 12/28, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Early Christmas morning, on December 25, 2018, Alexander Eng Ching, 24, of Holmdel peacefully slipped into eternal rest at home, with his loving family by his side, after heroically fighting his cancer diagnosis for 17 years. Alex was born on May 19, 1994 in Red Bank, NJ. He is survived by his parents Lisa and …
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Eddie And Angela Georgalas & family left a message on January 29, 2019:
Dear Lisa & Michael, My family is deeply sorry for the lose of your loving son. May he rest in peace and may god watch over him and your family through this most difficult time.
John Solvibile left a message on January 4, 2019:
Dear Lisa & Michael, My deepest condolences go out to you and your family for your loss. Although I didn't know Alex personally, reading from the posted shared memories and his life story, it is evident that he was a fine young man and left an indelible mark on those who did. Much love, John Solvibile
Angie Dalton left a message on January 2, 2019:
Mike, Lisa, Maddie and Ethan, I am sending you all love and I will be holding you in my prayers. Mike, I will never forget meeting you around 15 years ago and commenting on how over qualified it seemed you were for the job. You said that sometimes in life things happen and we repriorotize. That statement and your support and love for Alex (and Lisa, Maddie and Ethan) has always inspired me to spend just a bit more time with the family and to cherish every minute. Just know you were the perfect dad to him. I’m so sorry for all of your loss. Love, Angie Dalton
Puong family left a message on January 2, 2019:
Dearest Ching family, I am so sorry for your and the world’s loss. Alex was an amazing boy and man. Our prayers are with you. With love, Puong family (Jean Shin)
Naomi jacobson left a message on December 31, 2018:
Alex lives on in our hearts forever. We can only continue living by keeping Alex in every minute. Now Alex will be our beacon of illumination for daily concerns. His modest style shows us clarity for figuring things out. His wit makes us smile. He found answers by himself to life’s mysteries. He discovered that being true to oneself was necessary. All my best LOVE, naomiS
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Margaret left a message on December 30, 2018:
I’m so sorry for your loss. If this can be comforting to you, just know that he is no longer suffering (Ecclesiastes 9:5) and now he, as well as others who have died, awaits the wonderful resurrection that Jehovah God has promised (Acts 24:15). I hope this message brings you comfort.
wendy inglis left a message on December 29, 2018:
Deepest Condolences from the Inglis Family Alex was a unique, resourceful , young man , who embraced life head on. His journey was not an easy one, yet, he seemed undaunted by the challenges that most people, would have struggled with. He left an impression on everyone who met him, showing kindness, courage and wisdom beyond his years. We are grateful to have known and watched him grow throughout the years. Heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with the Ching family during this most difficult time.
Richard Chang left a message on December 29, 2018:
I want to offer my sincere condolences to the Ching family. I've known Alex since we were about 7 years old. I still remember meeting him for the 1st time. We were in Village School, and I met him in gym class while we were waiting for the class period to start in our assigned spots. I still remember his friendly smile as we met for the first time. In many ways, we grew up together. We were in the same elementary school class (where he told me how much he enjoyed playing guitar), played in the same HYAA basketball team in middle school (along with Brandon Eng and others), competed with one another in the Indian Hill basketball courts, played paintball (if I remember correctly!) at one of his birthday parties, ate lunch at the same table (along with Da-way) in our freshmen year of high school, and took many AP level high school classes together. During our senior year, Alex sat right next to me in AP Statistics and AP English. In AP English, Alex was my writing partner and we exchanged our college essays. I gave him my common application essay, and he gave me his. I remember reading his essay, and was deeply moved by how he detailed his fight against cancer. Reading and editing his essay gave me a deeper appreciation for his courage, humility, and inner strength. Having literally grown up together with him since we were kids, I have had many deep and rich conversations with him. In my many interactions with him, I've learned so much from his perseverance, humor, faith, and care for others. Although we did not keep in touch much after high school due to the business of life and going to separate colleges, I've always deeply admired Alex and counted him as as a friend. Overall, I want to offer my sincere condolences to the Ching family. Alex has had a deep impression on my life, especially considering how we literally grew up with one another from Village School all the way to High School. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to at 732 284 9968 or at [email protected] God bless, and I will be keeping your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Richard Chang Holmdel Class of 2012
Lana Parker left a message on December 28, 2018:
Alex was part of the 1st class of RAs I helped recruit to Raymond James Equity Research. Alex and I quickly became friends and I always looked forward to his smile and big bear hugs when he would visit the St. Pete office. The following year, Alex and I went on a recruiting trip to Duke together where his passion for Equity Research was infectious. He had a line of students waiting to talk to him! My daughter shares a mutual love for Duke and during her junior year of high school last year, Alex arranged for Ashley to receive a Pratt School of Engineering tour. Alex and I planned to go back to Duke recruiting again in February, and we excitedly spoke of this just a few short weeks ago. Alex, although you won’t physically be there with me this time, your spirit will certainly shine through. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family.
Margaret McDonald left a message on December 28, 2018:
A candle was lit by Margaret McDonald on 2018/12/28
Mahavir Sanghavi left a message on December 28, 2018:
A candle was lit by Mahavir Sanghavi on 2018/12/28
Teresa Tollevsen left a message on December 28, 2018:
Alex was such an awesome kid. I had the pleasure of hiring him and working with him at Hazlet Pharmacy when he was a high school student. He was so great with the customers and always had a smile on his face. To the Ching family, I am so sorry for your loss, you raised an amazing boy...he is your angel now!!
Dianne Errichetti left a message on December 28, 2018:
Heartfelt sympathies from the entire Errichetti family. A bright shining personality- Alex has left his footprint on our souls. Lisa, Michael, Maddie, Ethan and the entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian Alexander left a message on December 28, 2018:
I posted this on Facebook the morning I heard this tragic news. My deepest condolences to the Ching family. Alex will truly be missed. He was a blessing to us all. Brian Alexander shared a photo. December 26 at 11:05 AM · Alex Ching (middle) passed away Christmas morning. He joined the Raymond James family in 2016 after graduating from Duke. His father (Mike) works at a competitor and introduced me to Alex as he was seeking employment as a Research Associate. We hired Alex based on his strong character and passion for our business, and despite some academic issues that we learned were due to battling lifelong illness. Alex was inflicted with a rare form of cancer as a child. I don’t know the details of the cancer nor his struggle throughout his life. What I do know is that he came to work every day he could muster strength, and he was amazingly productive. He worked for one of our most demanding analysts and earned rave reviews. Even when he needed to take time off for treatment, he insisted on working from home. Work was another form of therapy for Alex. Our profession is incredibly demanding for healthy people, and I will never forget the passion, dedication and tenacity that Alex embodied as he battled for his life. A year ago, Alex came to our NY holiday party after undergoing treatment. He did not look well, but his smile and desire to be part of the team were truly infectious. He continued to battle throughout 2018, and moved to our biotech team after his previous analyst departed the firm. Alex knew nothing about biotech, which is the most technically sophisticated industry we follow. But you wouldn’t know it. He taught himself, worked tirelessly and made no excuses. His contributions were immeasurable and nobody would have known what he was going through if they didn’t meet him. His affinity for Biotech was likely driven by his own illness and search for answers. Alex was on medical leave recently, but his spirits remained high. He was determined to come back to work full time in January. He always came back stronger after his treatments. We expected this time would be no different. That is, until I received a note from his father this morning that Alex passed away on Christmas. For those of us who struggle, and we all do, remember Alex when you think of giving up. This kid was a winner. He never quit or made excuses, and he had plenty of reasons to do so. He always smiled, his attitude was incredible and he brought joy and inspiration to everyone with whom he interacted. Whenever I asked him how he was feeling, he just smiled and said “Ok”. He never complained. I could never have known how he really felt. We work in a tough business, one that is demanding, tiring and often unforgiving. Yet Alex was a star despite battling a horrific illness. I am proud to say that Alex was a member of the Raymond James family. I will never forget Alex Ching. May he RIP.
Greg Deocampo left a message on December 28, 2018:
I grew up in Holmdel and live in the Tampa Bay Area. I am greatly moved by his story,. His obvious bravery, grit and rejection not limits. I'm so sorry for your loss. His life is inspiring.
Sharon Rittenhouse left a message on December 28, 2018:
The Rittenhouse Family sends our deepest condolences, our hearts are with all of you.
The Patel Family left a message on December 28, 2018:
Our deepest condolences to the Ching family. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jennifer Barrett left a message on December 28, 2018:
A candle was lit by Jennifer Barrett on 2018/12/28
Noreen Monigan left a message on December 28, 2018:
Lisa and family, My deepest condolences to your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this heartbreaking time. Noreen
Mercedes van Woerkom left a message on December 28, 2018:
What I'll miss most about Alex is his optimism and smile. He was a pleasure to work with and a joy to be around. RIP Alex.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Angela Pento left a message on December 28, 2018:
I’m so very sorry for this tragic loss. Alex was a true remarkable person and I only remembered him as a shining light in the halls of Holmdel High School. I was the President of the Student Advisory Board a couple years before him. Through SAB I had the pleasure to know him for a breif part of his life. Though brief, it was a true honor to know him and have interacted with him. My deepest sympathy to you and all of his loved ones. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Lou Moramarco left a message on December 28, 2018:
Lisa I am deeply be saddened by this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. When I have thought of you and Alex over the years it has always been of the two of you smiling. I hope you will be comforted knowing he will live on in your smile.
Barbara Wagner left a message on December 28, 2018:
Dear Ching family...Alex is an angel that was sent to brighten all of our lives. He was a wonderful person....so sorry for your loss. Love, Barbara Wagner
Steven Seedhouse left a message on December 28, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Alex for the past few months but in that short time he made a lasting impression. Alex will always be an inspiration for me based on his tremendous attitude and personality. He gave me a funny "gag gift" when we had a particular success at work. It is a plastic helmet he ordered online that had very specific meaning, and he wrote the date of our success on the helmet. It is displayed on a shelf in my office and I plan on keeping it there always and cherishing it as a way of honoring Alex, honoring his leadership and way of connecting with others, and as an example to strive to. I am grateful to have known him. Rest in Peace Alex.
Ronald Isenburg left a message on December 28, 2018:
To the members of the Ching family. Please except my condolences. I was shocked when Jerry called me to let me know that Alex had passed. Working with him I hardly even remembered he was sick. It never seemed to bother him, or maybe he just never let it show. He just seemed like a normal "kid". In my mind I guess I thought he had it beat. I'm glad to have had the privilege of knowing him in my life and wish things could have been different.
Robert Majek left a message on December 28, 2018:
To the Ching family, I am sorry about your loss. I worked in the same office as Alex and he was always in a good mood, fun to talk to and never complained about anything. I'm glad to have had the privilege of knowing him. RIP Alex.
Robert Kreig left a message on December 28, 2018:
I remember and will miss "The Patriot".
Dawn E Staniforth left a message on December 28, 2018:
Our Deepest Condolences -- may your hearts be comforted by your loving memories of Alex -- may his beautiful soul rest in peace. Love and prayers to you all.
Daniel Sorbel Jr. left a message on December 27, 2018:
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. It’s very comforting to know what the Bible says about ones we’ve lost in death. Verses like Acts 24:15 are an excellent example of this: “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Knowing God’s promise that we’ll be reunited with our loved ones who have died is a promise that I hold dear to me. (John 5:28, 29) I know God’s Word can bring you hope & comfort too.
Rocco Pascucci left a message on December 27, 2018:
One of the kindness, nicest person I have ever taken care of.I will never forget his smile and love of life.Dr Roc
John Cavalchire left a message on December 27, 2018:
A candle was lit by John Cavalchire on 2018/12/27
Ana Caban-Vander Woude left a message on December 27, 2018:
Dear Ching Family, Please accept my deepest condolences. Alex was a wonderful young man who in his short life made a meaningful contribution to all around him. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Alex for two years in his capacity as student representative to the Holmdel Board of Education. He served with distinction and took his responsibility quite seriously, including attending meetings of the Community Relations Committee, which I chaired at the time, in order to better understand how local government served its constituents. He always kept us on our toes as he was always more prepared than the rest of us and brought a fresh perspective. He really broke the mold on what the expectations for a student representative should be. I’m sure others would add that Alex broke the mold of what it is to be a great son, brother, friend, … What a blessing to have known him for even a short time. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Most sincerely, Ana Caban-Vander Woude and family
Jim and Sue Taormina left a message on December 27, 2018:
A candle was lit by Jim and Sue Taormina on 2018/12/27
Jane Light left a message on December 27, 2018:
A candle was lit by Jane Light on 2018/12/27
Jane Denton left a message on December 27, 2018:
Please accept my heart felt sympathy with Alex’s passing. Alex had an incredible spirit, such an amazing young man that touched so many of us at Satz. Never did I know him to say a harsh word or utter an unkind word. We all have richer lives from knowing him. My prayer are with his family. Mrs Jane Denton Satz Nurse
Pat Impreveduto left a message on December 27, 2018:
I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers are with your family. May Alex rest in Gods hands
Sr. Pat left a message on December 27, 2018:
Dear Lisa, Michael, Maddie, and Ethan, Just to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose a child but more so around the holidays. I hope to make the funeral and I will see you then. Love and prayers, Sr. Pat
Anonymous left a message on December 27, 2018:
I remember when Alex was battling cancer when we were in the same class as little kids so long ago. I was so young but I remember thinking that he was one of the kindest classmates I had. He was also funny, calm and always smiling. It seemed like nothing was even wrong. I believe Alex was an angel on earth teaching us all he exemplified- strength positivity courage and happiness. Thank you Alex. To Alex’s family: please find comfort in knowing that your son/brother touched so many hearts and taught people lessons they will never forget even since they were 7 years old. ❤️❤️❤️ I pray for your peace and happiness. Rest easy Alex !
Sharon Locklin left a message on December 27, 2018:
With deepest condolences , so sorry to hear this news , heartbreaking . Sharon , Holly, and Griffin Locklin
Ray Tai left a message on December 27, 2018:
Dear Lisa and Mike, Please accept my sincere condolences. While we know that Alex is resting at a better place now, it's heartwarming that we also know Alex had made our community a better place already. It's an honor for me to serve on the Holmdel school board with Alex for two years. We will miss him! With Love, Ray Tai
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jerry Jackapino left a message on December 27, 2018:
Lisa, Michael, Maddie, and Ethan, I am so sorry for your loss. Alex was a wonderful young man, and a wonderful person all around. It was a true pleasure to have had him work for me, and a true pleasure to have had the opportunity to have known him. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Jerry
Melinda Brenner left a message on December 27, 2018:
I cannot begin to express the sadness in my heart. Words are not adquate enough to express how sorry I am for your loss. Alex was such a bright light. I will always have fond memories of coaching him in Cross County at Satz. This was my introduction to the Ching Family, all who are extremely amazing individuals and a truly wonderful family. Unfortunately I will be out of town till New Years Day but will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless
John Cavalchire left a message on December 27, 2018:
Dear Lisa: My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember Alex attending Mass at St. Catharine’s sitting in front of me when he was 7 or 8 years old not looking too well. As a Substitute Teacher at Satz, I had Alex in many of my classes. He looked great, and he was a fantastic kid. I couldn’t believe he was the same sick little boy that I saw attending Sunday Mass each week. He had a very blessed life, albeit as short as it was. He accomplished so much more than many people do in a long lifetime. I remember you Lisa, subbing at Satz on a couple of occasions. You have a lot to be proud of in all that Alex succeeded in doing. I am very sorry for your loss!
Stacey Gibson left a message on December 27, 2018:
Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Wishing you love and light and to always feel Alex in your heart! Love, Stacey, Scott, Nola and Cora
Peloro family left a message on December 27, 2018:
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