Alec Stephen Mergenthaler, 32 years young, of Beech Hill Circle, Lake Placid, passed suddenly from cardiac arrest Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Alec was born April 25, 1984, in Suffern. He is the son of Stephen and Karen Lajeskie Mergenthaler.
At the time of his death, he was employed by Horizon Media, New York City, as creative director. He was a graduate of Lake Placid High School, New York University and Miami Ad School.
Alec was a creative, passionate, loving, supportive, intelligent soul who explored so many out-of-the-box pathways that constantly challenged and amazed all who crossed his path. His ability to create healing among those that were suffering and stressed was always a selfless, comprehensive understanding of what to do and how to make an impact. Alec put himself second to all and loved to live every moment to the fullest. He is son, our brother, my friend, my hero and our shining light.
He is survived by his father Stephen and mother Karen Mergenthaler of Lake Placid; one sister, Christie Mergenthaler; his brother Tobin and his wife Sheri and their daughter Ali Rae Mergenthaler; his girlfriend Kelsey Shaver; three grandparents; three uncles; five aunts and nine cousins.
Calling hours were held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the Lake Placid Baptist Church on Saranac Avenue.
Donations in the memory of Alec Mergenthaler can be made to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA.
Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, order flowers, upload a photograph or share online condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.