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MHS Alum's Life Was 'Celebration of Love'

David Edward Alexandroff died last week, just days after his 26th birthday.

David Edward Alexandroff, 26, of Moorestown, died Feb. 7, surrounded by family.

David was born Feb. 4, 1987, in Scranton, PA, the son of Eugene and Linda Alexandroff. He attended the Arc of Burlington County, St. John of God (Archbishop Damiano School), and Cherry Hill Adult Training Center. He graduated in 2008 from Moorestown High School while at Archbishop Damiano. He also received exemplary medical care while at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Cooper University Hospital.

David’s life was a celebration of love, caring and perseverance. David enjoyed the companionship provided by his nurses from Bayada, being outside with his dogs, walks, movies, music, listening to stories and attending his sister’s athletic events. In his short life, he touched many lives, including former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale—inspiration for the movie Invincible—who attended his high school graduation ceremonies and gave joy to all. David attended Resurrection Parish (St. Casimir), in Riverside, and St. Michael the Archangel Church, in Philadelphia.

David is survived by his parents, Eugene and Linda (nee Lepesha); his brother, Michael (Jaime), of Delanco; his sister, Allison; and his niece, Regan Alexandroff. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Alexander and Genevieve Lepesha, of Delran; his uncle, Vladimir “Walter” Alexandroff; aunt, Nadine (and Richard) Schmidt, of Merchantville; aunts and uncles, Marie (Charles) Murphy, of Baltimore, MD; and Kathy (Jeffrey) Collins, of Valrico, FL; cousins, Kristen (Jon) Byrer, of Jackson, ME; Kimberly Murphy (Brian Agin), of London, England; Katie Collins, of Valrico, FL; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

David is preceded in death by his twin brother, Jeffrey; grandparents, Emil and Anna Alexandroff; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Calling hours will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Resurrection Parish, 502 New Jersey Ave., Riverside, NJ. His funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel R.O. Church, 335 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia. Requiem services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Philadelphia.

The family asks that contributions in David’s memory be made to Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, c/o School for Special Children, Office of Development, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08093, or The Cooper Foundation, c/o Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, Office of Development, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103.

Courtesy of Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home

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