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Alexander Teves, 24, was among 12 victims fatally shot in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012.
Published in Mercury News from Jul. 21 to Aug. 20, 2012.
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October 4, 2015
Your with God, a place of peace & love. R.I.P.
Machara Clayton
August 8, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
August 3, 2015
Condolences to Alexander's family.
I feel very saddened by his death.
steven graziano
July 24, 2015
I heard you father on a CNN interview this morning. He spoke about your UofA fandom. Bear Down to all who loved you.
December 28, 2014
Please accept my sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such a tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. (2 Cor. 1:2, 3).
January 15, 2013
To the family and friends of Alexander C. Teves, may your precious memories of him give You strengh and comfort. My sympathy goes out to all of You and the words of the Lord Jesus at John 16:33.
August 22, 2012

Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Lourdes and I have made a donation in Alex's name to the MJF Foundation. Sorry we could not make the NJ memorial, we heard it was beautiful.
As I am writing this from work, Rich just stopped by and also offers his deepest condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael & Lourdes Sullivan
August 15, 2012
It has been 3 weeks since this horrible tragedy. You and your whole family are still on our minds and in our hearts. So Sorry for all the grief, pain and missing Alex you are and will continue to go through. Remember to take breaks from grieving and smile, laugh, and do something good for yourself and your boys, all good things you do for yourself and your Men are all good thing returning back to yourself Mama. Alex wants you to breath, relax and rest Caren, do it for him, if you cant do it for yourself- sending all the love and comfort there is straight to your heart. Always in our thoughts.
August 7, 2012
May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. I just wanted to
let you know.
Barbara Grandi
July 31, 2012
Aloha ke Akua Alex. Blessings to you as you go forth and to your amazing family as they heal in the days to come. You left your mark on our hearts.
Dan&Anne Brandt
July 30, 2012
Id like to get more information. All Teves' are related and I am a Teves from Honolulu, Hawaii
Jeffrey Teves
July 29, 2012
Alex, I didn't know you but I look forward to meeting you in heaven in the future. What you did and who you were has touched me. I've been so sad and angry during the past week. The rest of us will have to wait our turn to meet you. Teves family and friends ...I feel sick to my stomach when I think about how you must be feeling. Keep your faith in God strong. Alex will never be forgotten.
Dwayne Kear
July 29, 2012
A senseless act robbed me and others the honor of meeting your wonderful son, Alex, who from all accounts led a selfless life. Inspirational and honorable are words not normally used to describe the young, and yet these traits are prominent in the stories of Alex's life. I cannot imagine the indescribable pain you are feeling at the loss of your son, at the loss of your big brother. Know that Alex will not be forgotten and I pray you, and all who loved Alex, will find strenght and peace as you feel the blanket of love and prayers sent your way as friends, neighbors, co-workers and the nation grieves with you. Tears are prayers too.
Sally Evans
July 29, 2012
r.i.p. alex, may god be with you and your family, love, kristi lee, colorado
July 29, 2012
RIP Alex
July 29, 2012
I just finished reading an article about your son Alex on CNN. It brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 29, 2012
Thank you for sharing Alex with the world who did not know him, but now do as an amazing son, friend and companion. "Hugs" to you Tom, Caren and all of the Teves family.
Mary & Rick Tingley
July 29, 2012
The Teves Family.
All of Aurora, CO mourn your loss. Our prayers will always be with you and may God Bless you and watch over you all.
The Hoppe Family
July 29, 2012
My heart aches for your loss of Alex. Cannot stop thinking about the senseless tragedy of it; and, wonder why. Although I never met Alex, I know he is a good, caring, loving, and giving young man who had accomplished so much. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Jo (Teves) Baizer
July 29, 2012
I offer my prayers to Alexander's family. I too lost a family member in that senseless shooting and share your pain. May you find peace one day.
July 28, 2012
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Stacey Alvarez
July 28, 2012
Prayers for your family from ours
Deborah Crader
July 28, 2012
Dear family, I am crushed by this tragedy and the loss of your son is unbearable, may we all try to be a little like him and see the good in people. The world grieves with you, a world so empty without him
Evert Bos
July 28, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Alexander Teves. You will always be remembered. Alexander R.I.P.
July 28, 2012
Dearest Teves Family, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you. Please always remember that your beloved Alex lives on and is interceding for you in Heaven. God bless you.
S. Chen
July 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go outto the family of this man. The loss of a family member is tragic especially at such a young age. My condolences to you.
victoria cruey
July 27, 2012
For the loved ones of Alex, may you find peace in the love and memories of Alex. God Bless.
July 27, 2012
Tom, Caren, Tommy and Nick, I am devestated and heartbroken for your loss. Although i did not get the pleasure of meeting Alex, I definitly feel as i have this past week. Alex was clearly a selfless hero and a wonderful man,he will always be remembered as such. I know he died knowing how much he was loved, it was clear to us all. My deepest condolences , may you treasure the memories you have of him, he will always be with you and live on through you and your wonderful family.
Angie DeVore
July 27, 2012
I have the highest respect for this guy and the others who did the same, I wish nothing but the best to all those who knew him.
Pete G
July 27, 2012
Tom, My deepest sympathy and sorrow goes out to your and your family.Although not ever meeting your son, the kindness and warmth you showed me when I joined Compass LP, I'm sure were some of the great qualities you passed on to Alex.
Dave Bilan
July 27, 2012
I am so sorry Alex this happened to you. I wish there was something I could do to bring you back. May God be with you and comfort you.
Lorraine Lucero
July 27, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to Alexander's family & friends and all the other families involved in this horrible tragedy. May God grant you strength and courage to get through this tragic time.
christine nardico
July 26, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
Maria T
July 26, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say,
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above,
Where there are no tears or sadness, there is just eternal Love.
Please do not be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I'm with you, every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me, and said, ” I welcome you”.
“It's good to have you back again.
You were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man”.
Then God gave me a list of things he wished for me to do.
And foremost on that list of mine, is to watch and care for you.
I will be beside you, every day of the week and year,
And when you're sad I'm standing there, to wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth, and all those loving years,
Because you're only human, there's bound to be some tears.
One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over,
I am closer to you now than I ever was before.
And to my many friends, trust God knows what is best.
I am not far away from you, I'm just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead for you and many hills to climb,
Together we can do it, taking one day at a time.
It was my philosophy and please I'd like for you,
To give unto the world, so the world will give to you.
If you can help someone who's in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night, my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
When you're walking down the street and I am on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.
And when you feel a gentle breeze of wind upon your face,
That's me giving you a great big hug, or just a soft embrace.
When it's time for you to go from that body to be free,
Remember you are not going, you are coming home to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author) copyright 1998-2012 I will always love you, from that place way up above,
I will be in touch again soon.
P.S. God sends his love.
June Heaven
July 25, 2012
Dear Alex, You truly are a heroic brave courageous soul. We are so sorry for this tragic happening. May you be with Jesus and shine the light from above. You are one of God's angels now and we know your Spirit is alive and at peace.
Dear Alex's family, We wanted to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. It is in Jesus Name we are praying for your strength, peace, comfort and healing. Love Pastor Dan and Debra Capperrune
Dan and Debra Capperrune
July 25, 2012
I was also an intern at the Salvation Army with Alex and what stood out to me was his enthusiasm and his sense of humor. He clearly was a kind person with interest in helping others. My deepest sympathy.
Cindi Krane
July 25, 2012
Tommy, All our Prayers are with you and the Family.
Jimmy & Tim Kempfe
July 25, 2012
Alex, Your departure from this world is so very sad, but we will remember all the goodness you brought to this world. My daughter Emily, a student at Humanex Academy misses you so much. You brought so much joy to the students at Humanex academy. May your family find peace.
amy feldman
July 25, 2012
While I have never met Alex, it is obvious that he was someone special. I don't know why, but there is something about him that really touched me. I've never written on something like this before. The world has suffered a significant loss and my heart grieves for his girlfriend Amanda and for his family. I can't imagine the feeling of loss you are going through. I'm also saddened for those people he would have had such a significant impact on through his career and just by being himself. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jill Sabo
July 25, 2012
My sincere sympathy for your great loss. May the Good Lord embrace you during your grief.
July 25, 2012
I was an intern at the Salvation Army during the same time as Alex. I was impressed by his kindness, gentle nature and intelligence. The world has lost a wonderful young man who certainly would have done much good to many. My condolences to his family and friends.
Carrie DuPont
July 25, 2012
Melissa Holt
July 25, 2012
Just want to let you know you and your family or in my prayers and thoughts.

Judy Curry
Judy Curry
July 25, 2012
I know his father , Tom. I am so extreemly saddened by this families tragedy and the loss of a brave and wonderful son. I will pray for all of you.
Meg Ballinger
July 25, 2012
Although, I never had the chance to know this fine young man, I am sincerly saddened by what happened to him. I am so sorry it happened, and wish I could change things. Alex is the definition of what a true hero is. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending love and prayers up from Georgia.
Melissa A
July 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2012
Tom, Caren, Tommy and Nick, I am devestated for your loss. I know how important family is to you all, because Tom has always made sure I have time to spend with my family, and he always puts family first. Alex was clearly a selfless hero and will always be remembered as such. I know he died knowing how much he was loved, it was clear to us all. My deepest condolences to his girlfriend and friends as well, may you treasure the memories you have of him, he will always be with you.
Amy Affronti
July 24, 2012
Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Alex, my son goes to school and wrestled with Tommy. Tommy often talked to my son about how he looked up to Alex and always wanted to be like him. No words can ease the pain of your loss or the sorrow we feel for your family, but please know that the Desert Vista and Ahwatukee community wrap you in our arms during this unimaginable time. May God bless all of those who love Alex.
Rodriguez Fearon family
July 24, 2012
R.I.P. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends may god hold you in the palm of his hand!
July 24, 2012
I am so very sorry that his had to happen. May he rest in peace. Family and friends are in my thoughts. He truly died a hero.
July 24, 2012
Young Mr. Teves,
Know that you are missed terribly and your family and friends will be in the hearts and minds of those who haven't had the pleasure of knowing you personally. We won't forget.
Rich Stine
July 24, 2012
Rest In Peace Alex, you are the hero in this story, my condolences to all your friends and family as well as your girlfriend Amanda. it just goes to show there are some great people in world.
July 24, 2012
With my deepest sympathy. Know that many share in your grief. May God Bless you all.
Jerry Richardson
July 24, 2012
My condolences to the family, friends and girlfriend of Alex. He definitely is a hero and role model for the concern of others. I cannot imagine the vast feelings and emotions that you are experiencing. With much sympathy.
Donald Wilson
July 24, 2012
Although I didn't know Alex, I feel a connection as a former N.J. resident, a graduate of the University of Denver and now a citizen of Scottsdale, Alex's story touched me deeply. He and his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom Ramsberger
July 24, 2012
RIP-Love & Prayers to the family from Texas.
Melissa Pate
July 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to your family. May God Bless you. I will be working my first Tough Mudder competion this fall for the ambulance service I work with. My crew will have a moment of silence for him. I'm sure he will be running it in spirit.
Wendy McKnight
July 24, 2012
Words cannot express the kind of person you must have been. To literally give yourself that way. May you have the grandest welcoming into heaven.
Amanda Corbin
July 24, 2012
Caren, Tommy and the entire Teves Family - We are absolutely heart broken at the loss of your son and brother Alex. There are no words to describe the unfairness of this whole situation. Please know we are praying for your healing and peace everyday.
Shellie and Logan Crone
Shellie Crone
July 24, 2012
Valerie Wiley
July 24, 2012
Paula Warner
July 24, 2012
We cannot stop thinking about you Tom & Caren, your boys. We LOVE you, we are absolutley heartbroken for you. We are holding you so close in our hearts, praying for your healing, wanting so much to comfort you. So much love coming your way. Hold on tight to each other. Alex sounds like a wonderful human being and we are sure the very best of you both. So incredibly sorry for such a huge, tragic loss.
Forever in our thoughts and prayers Teves Family.
Sara Cathy
July 24, 2012
God Bless and Rest in Peace.
Katherine Nied
July 24, 2012
I have never met you Alex but after hearing your story you sound like an outstanding accomplished individual.My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alex for your heartbreaking loss. May you take comfort in the fact that today the world mourns Alex with you. You are in my prayers.
K Moore
July 24, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. We can feel your sorrow and our hearts are broken. The Word of God says..." I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18 ~God Bless You~
Chuck & Missy Pennington
July 24, 2012
So very, very sorry for the loss of this young life and what that will mean to his family, his girlfriend, his friends and to all the lives he may have touched for years to come if not for this senseless tragedy. To the Teves Family: even those of us who never knew your son or know you are thinking of you and wishing you peace in your hearts.
Julie Frontera
July 23, 2012
Sorry for your loss. Lots of prayers for the family/friends.
Tammy Eskelson
July 23, 2012
Tom Caren and family and friends- we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy Alex!!
Al and Maija Lepore
July 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. I may not personally know you, but I feel for you all. May peace stay with you always.
Sydney Smith
July 23, 2012
My heart and thoughts are with Alex's family, girlfriend, friends, and anyone who knew him. What a sweet and special guy Alex was. Knowing that our world lost such a wonderful soul is heart-breaking. May Alex's positive attitude, selflessness, and kindness be an inspiration to us all.
July 23, 2012
Sending out my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alexander C. Teves
Matthew Sappa
July 23, 2012
My thoughts & prayers to all that loved Alexander. I have children around the same age and I want you to know the community is at a loss for words. I'm praying for you. God Bless You!
Cheryl Garcia
July 23, 2012
To the Teves Family,
Just wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. May the love and support of family and friends get you through this very difficult time. Alexander was a beautiful young man. Even though I didn't know him personally, being a Eurest employee makes me feel like we've lost a member of our family. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Kathleen Rigert
July 23, 2012
Cheryl G.
I didn't know you, but I'm so sorry. I pray God is with your family and friends. May you have for ever peace and be with our King. You're a 'HERO'! Prayers to Aurora.
July 23, 2012
May peace be with you Alexander, and with your family and friends, my deepest sorrows go out to everyone that shared, his life with him.
Christy Herder
July 23, 2012
Alex truly sounds like such a special person and what promise the future held for him. I just saw Alex's father, girlfriend, and best friend on CNN and I cried hearing your pain over his loss. I will pray that some measure of peace can come to all of you. God bless you as we remember Alex's life cut too short.
Janet F.
July 23, 2012
May God give you peace as a family. May you be able to pull strength from your memories.
Lin Burnett
July 23, 2012
I did not know Alex or his family, but I have sons around the same age of Alex and my heart goes out to you and your family. Alex was a hero and sounded like a extra special guy! Prayers are going to Aurora.
Marsha Sanders
July 23, 2012
R.I.P Mr.Teves and my condolences to his family and his friends. Wherever we can be, we pray for you and we admire you for what you did to save a life.
Arnaud Desquiens
July 23, 2012
Michael Teves
July 23, 2012
Rest in peace brother. Be with god and fear not, for you sit with the lord.
Michael Teves
July 23, 2012
Your in heaven with your grandfather.
Elaine Yurino Filoso
July 23, 2012
Rest in Peace Alex. My daughter Melanie was your friend and said what a great guy you were and enjoyed many good times with you and your friends. Your memory will live on in the minds and hearts of many.
Sylvia Harvey
July 23, 2012
I did not know Alex nor his family but I wish I did he is a true hero..My heart and prayers go out to you, your family, his girlfriend and friends.
Jennifer Jordan
July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012
Tom, my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved son, Alex. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tragic time.
chery corello-manna
July 23, 2012
Althought I do not know your family, I offer my condolences. Your family is in the thoughts and prayers of many. May the God of tender mercies help you in this time.
July 23, 2012
I am so, so sorry. I am stranger from DC, but my thoughts are with you.
Erin Engler
July 23, 2012
I am circling your family with prayer as you grieve the loss of your beloved. May God comfort you and bring you peace.
July 23, 2012
As a DU student, I'm heartbroken to hear that one of our school's family members was taken in this brutal act. Alex Teves, I never met you but you won't be forgotten. I pray for the best for your family and friends.
Isabel McCan
July 23, 2012
My condolences to the family and friends.May he rest in peace.
July 23, 2012
I am praying for you and your family. Your death was senseless and unjust, but your life was not. You will be remembered and honored by all who knew you. God bless you and yours and be with them.
July 23, 2012
do not stand at my grave and weep
i am not there, i do not sleep

i am a thousand winds that blow
i am the diamond glint of snow
i am the sunlight on ripened grain
i am the gentle autumn rain

when you wake in the morning hush
i am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight
i am the soft starlight of night

do not stand at my grave and weep
i am not there, i do not sleep
July 22, 2012
Deepest sympathies to your family and friends
The Pletsch Family (Maryland)
LJ Pletsch
July 22, 2012
There are no words, no accounting for your loss, inconsoleable is the only way to describe the utter shock and disbeleif. KNOW beyond doubt, your sweet boy is STILL with you, in your life, in your heart but also all around you. Believe it, he is there, missing you but not in pain, loving you but not in fear, he wants you to be ok and KNOW the reunion will come in the sweet by and By to now turn your love inward to yourself and your family. Know the world grieves with you in the enormous loss of Alex as heaven rejoices in the huge gain. Not how it should be, just how it is. When you are ready, begin with John Edward to begin the journey into understanding that Alex is truly still with you just not in body. Please answer every question with the love you have for your brave and loving son, forever Loving, Forever Loved. in Deepest sympathy snd hugest longest hugs ever, Alex loves you Always.
July 22, 2012
I was at a Compass Group training in Charlotte when I heard of the senseless shooting. My heart pours out for your family. What an absolutely wonderful human being Alexander is described as. May God provide you the strength to cope with your loss.
Julie Jeanfreau
July 22, 2012
We used to live in your neighborhood in Ahwatukee... We are SORRY for you loss. My God guide you during this difficult time.
Mikszta Family
July 22, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Scott Chamberland
July 22, 2012
Growing up with you was a dream, you are a fantastic person Teves.
July 22, 2012
rip , this tradegy has touched all of a peace wrapped safely in angels arms
Deborah DellaValle
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