Alexander Domenick D'Arco
AGE: 47 • Rutherford
Alexander Domenick D'Arco, 47, of Rutherford, NJ passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
He was born on September 3, 1968 in the Bronx, NY to Henry and Ines (nee Castrillon) D'Arco.
Alex moved with his family to northern New Jersey to his boyhood home in the Milton section of Oak Ridge, NJ. He attended Cozy Lake Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, and then to the Catholic schools Reverend Brown and Pope John High School in Sparta, NJ where he met and formed some lasting friendships through sports.
He attended County College of Morris and later graduated from the University of Connecticut where he earned degrees in accounting and computer science.
Alex moved back to North Jersey and in 1997 started his own business, Building Blocks Systems in Rutherford, NJ, which he owned until his passing.
Alex always enjoyed family gatherings and bestowed upon himself to be the family chef, baker, and photographer for all of their special occasions.
Alex will best be remembered as a great son, brother, uncle, godfather, and friend to many.
He was predeceased by his beloved mother Ines in 2015.
Alex is survived by his loving father Henry D'Arco of Oak Ridge, NJ, his loving brothers Patrick H. D'Arco and his wife Traci, David A. D'Arco and his wife Andrea, and Steven M. D'Arco and his wife Adriana; his cherished niece Gabriella, and his adored nephews Jack, Anthony, Leo, Salvatore, and Dominic.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 3pm to 7pm at the Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home, 187 La Rue Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435 (GPS use 1 Post Place).
The funeral mass will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, 5635 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07478.
The interment will follow at St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, adjacent to the church.
Memorial donations may be made in Alex's name to DPD (Department for Persons with Disabilities), P.O. Box 2529, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.
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Published by Daily Record on Jul. 22, 2016.