Alexander Joseph BelÃ©n Gotay
Alexander Joseph BelÃ©n Gotay, age 30, of West Vancouver, BC died in Vancouver on December 28, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Mark and Carolyn, and sister, Mara, all of West Vancouver; his grandmother, Joan E. Jones, of Las Vegas, NV; his aunt and uncle, Pam Cook and Paul Gietzel of San Rafael, CA; his cousin, Kevin Gietzel of Rosedale, CA, and his devoted cat, Stella. Alex was born in Annapolis, MD and spent most of his life in Kailua, where he graduated from Mid-Pacific Academy. He was an accomplished classical trumpeter, performing at the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), the Banff Centre (Banff, AB), the Transylvania Symphonic Orchestra (Brevard, NC), Le Domaine Forget (QC) and on From the Top (National Public Radio). He studied at the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and was a member of the Hawai'i Youth Symphony. Alex was a world traveler, having visited five continents before the age of 20. He was also certified as a scuba diver and sailor and was an avid snowboarder. He worked in sales but was preparing for a new career as a personal trainer at the time of his death. He is missed by heartbroken friends around the world. A Celebration of Life will be held in West Vancouver around Memorial Day (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
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