Memorial Created By
Andrea Witherill

Alex Witherill

October 30, 1968 - May 11, 2020

If there was one thing Alex hated it was convention. In his spirit of anarchy, we ditched traditional obituary protocol. No Chronicles, Posts, or home town newspapers. Instead, this website was created as a gathering place for the Tribe of Alex. Amazing content has been posted on Facebook and Instagram, but...  see more

Meatball, Alcon Cornelius, A Dub, 006, Baby Bull, AWOL, Al, Sizzly, Mayhem, Al Pal. You know you have lived a full life when your list of nick names is longer than most lists of close friends and when those who call you a friend consider you one of their best. With family at the center, his global tribe grew exponentially throughout his life. He left us all too soon. Alex was one of a kind. Many may be defined by career, but Alex was...  see more
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  • Jeffery  Donnelly
  • Mark Sheehy
  • Kathleen Korb
    Writing this is acknowledging what would be an easy absence to explain during this time. There are lots of people I have not seen in as long as it’s been since I’ve seen Alex. Friend and family alike. I have a very vivid laugh in my mind—an...  more
    • Kathleen Korb
      Andrea Witherill Lovely. I can relate to much of what you've shared. Great shots. Thanks for contributing!
      • August 5, 2020
  • Adam Collis
    I’m thinking about my dear friend Alex right now. It feels as if he is with me in spirit – with his wry grin and steadfast gaze. He was for me a creative collaborator, a partner who would pushback, and always an enabler of dreams.

    When I used to go...  more
  • Stacey Boltz
    I wrote this shortly after we all heard the news... Andrea asked me to post this link here awhile ago. Finally getting it done. For some reason, putting this here made it more real. We had many of the boat people here in Vail this past weekend. You...  more
  • David Higley
    25 years of knowing you was just not nearly enough time. There was so much more left to say and do. Rest In Peace my friend. Miss you terribly.
    • David Higley
      Andrea Witherill two of the greatest smiling shots so far! Thanks for sharing, David.
      • June 24, 2020
  • Mary Smith
    Missed you this weekend at my 50th party, old friend! It was everything you loved. Friends, family, champagne, old booze, stories, gifts and laughter. Thanks for the stars.

    My sincere condolences to his family - beloved mother, sister, brother,...  more
  • Sarah Mounadi
    This is one of the hardest things i’ve ever had to do. How should I put our whole relationship into a nutshell? I can’t. That’s the answer. Every time you walked into a room you just made everything vibrant. You are the definition of the life of...  more
  • Brian Bogosian
    This has been hard to write. How do you encapsulate someone's life in a few words or a few minutes? I guess the answer is that you can't but here I shall try. Alex Witherill was my dear friend. I was Alex’s dear friend. I certainly wasn’t his...  more
    • Brian Bogosian
      Andrea Witherill Thanks for this, Brian. A loving and accurate tribute. Until soon.
      • June 4, 2020
  • Scott Aronson

    I’m so gonna miss you, you friendly, sharp, big hearted beast!! Al you always made me smile. As we would trip-out sometimes, we would laugh at one another and other times at our Kesey-esq situation, when I looked you in the eye, you got it,...  more
  • Quinn Kayser-Cochran
    Alex and I grew up in Lakewood, CO, and no one was ever luckier than me to have a childhood friend like him.

    Alex was one of the most brilliant, entertaining people I’ve ever known—a good sport, up for anything, and we spent a lot of time from...  more
    • Quinn Kayser-Cochran
      Andrea Witherill Quinn - this was a gift. Love this pic! Thanks for taking the time to share the old school memories. I'll email you a pic of my son at the swamp last year. MANY memories went down there. Those were fun years. Besides the bedrooms in Escape from Witch...  more
      • June 2, 2020
    • Quinn Kayser-Cochran
      Andrea Witherill cut off for word count - continued, "any of the helpful details. My friend, Quinn, was the real genius - the kind of guy who was able to design an entire house in first grade and who had a vocabulary that had a vocabulary that would make Howard Cosell...  more
      • June 2, 2020
  • Krissy  Loewenthal
    I’ve been running on automatic since hearing about the loss of Alex Witherill a little over a week ago. A devastating loss for all who knew him. Alex was a pillar of strength for me through Ronn’s illness, death and my rebuilding from it. He was the...  more
    • Krissy  Loewenthal
      Andrea Witherill Fantastic photo, Krissy. Thanks for posting it and your loving note. Hope to meet you sometime soon. -Andrea
      • May 30, 2020
  • Brad Chatellier
    Brad Chatellier added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Alex Witherill:
  • David Chasteen
    One of the best parts of San Francisco is how this town rewards your attempts to join it. People like Alex make it work.

    When we met, you invited me into so many spaces, made me part of the family at SFFILM. We got up to shenanigans right away, raising...  more
  • Lydia Day
    Alex, my dear friend of 25 years...
    I can’t believe you’re gone. You always joked that it would be an accomplishment to make it to your 50th. Well, you did it.
    You crazy, charming you.
    You will be missed.

    Alex was a fun, party guy to many. Would you...  more
    • Lydia Day
      Andrea Witherill "He always ate with such enthusiasm - you knew my brother well. Thanks, Lydia for the shots and the note. -Andrea
      • May 30, 2020
  • Adam Collis
    Alex and me at Sun Devil Stadium before the Jumbotron screening of Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You. Alex made this event come to life along with his friend, George Rush. They also brought Mr. Riley to campus to do a Q&A with our students, also on the...  more
  • Sarah Leary
    It has been two weeks and I still can’t believe the news. Alex was always so full of life and looking forward to the next adventure. He was the spark for so many fun experiences and shared memories. Plus, there was something about Alex that made him...  more
    • Sarah Leary
      Andrea Witherill Thanks, Sarah. I love this photo of you both! Appreciate the repost. - Andrea
      • May 30, 2020
  • Terri Glass
    I was shocked and broken hearted to hear the devastating news about dear Alex. He was always the magnet in the room, and definitely the one that would back you up in a bar fight. 🙂. (If memory serves, there was a few of those). Such a wonderful...  more
  • Carrie  Tice
    Alex and Carrie Tice, March 2019
  • Carrie  Tice
    Learning the news of Alex’s passing has left me heartbroken. I will miss my hilarious, kind, handsome, loving friend more than words can convey. He was bigger than life and he cared so much for his friends and family. After being in a car accident...  more
  • Rich Tuohey
    I am devastated to lose such an amazing person and great friend. Everything was exponentially better with Alex involved. A-Dub will be missed dearly and his legacy will always live on. I am so thankful for all the amazing times we spent together. RIP.
  • Adam Collis
    It makes me happy to know that I got be in Alex’s company and that I got a lot of his time. I really miss him. He was as splendid as all the posts I’ve read about him.

    Andrea asked me to post what I wrote on FB. It was completely inspired by...  more