Alec Jacob Torchon Known as AJ, 19, passed away in Santa Barbara on Saturday, December 1st, 2012. AJ was born and raised in Novato, California. He attended the MSA program at Novato High School where he was a talented musician and an excellent student. He graduated from Novato High School and went on to attend University of California at Santa Barbara. He was a sophomore majoring in Biopsychology. At the time of AJ's death, he was as happy as he has ever been and looking forward to a bright, fulfilling and meaningful future. We feel compelled to say that he died accidentally from a foolish mixture of alcohol and possibly a drug as well. We add this as a warning to spread the word of the all-too-real dangers of this kind of risky behavior. This can't happen to us or our family. It has, and we are devastated. AJ was loved so much by his parents, Jeannette and Ric, and his fourteen year-old brother, Jackson, as well as all his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and his friends. AJ loved his family and friends. They meant so much to him and we know how much he meant to them. A Memorial Service celebrating AJ was held at Congregation Rodef Sholom at 170 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, California at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7th. In lieu of flowers, we kindly request a donation be made to the Alec Torchon Foundation at the following link: http://www.indiegogo.com/alectorchonmemorial/emal/1857026.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, 2012