Memory of our dearest friend
prayers and condolences go to his friends and
J. Schell sucumbed to cancer on June 2,
2005. He was 44 years old.
or Alex as we I knew him, introduced me to my
spouse Joe. He had great instinct for people.
He could see what they were really like under
all the social window dressing. He changed my
life in a very fundamental way. He once gave
me a little insight into the way he saw Joe.
He described him as "A bright light in
a sea of gray mediocrity. Just watch how other
people flock to him without even realizing why."
realized at that I had seen that light in Joe.
But I also realized that the light was there
because of the time he had spent with and what
he had leaned from Alex. For myself, I knew
that Alex was an amazing person. I
am grateful to Alex for my success in my relationship
and for inspiring in me the ability to see that
light in others.
being a very private person Alex managed to
touch so many lives a positive way. He will
never be forgotten.
following is borrowed from theatrical lyrics
but I want to recite them here because they
express my feelings very accurately.
well may be, that we will never meet again
in this life time. So let me say before we part.
So much of me is made of what I learned from
You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end.
I know you have re-written mine by being my
I do believe I have been changed for the better,
but because I knew you, I have been changed