Obituary of Alec John Friedlander
Alec John Friedlander, our fun-loving wild man, always led with his heart. Growing up, he spent every summer with his family on the beaches of Nantucket Island. In addition to his two human sisters, Zoe and Devin, Alec grew up with many 4-legged sibs. His current pal, Mel, always anxiously awaited Alec’s visits home. When Alec was 11, he lost his father, a loss he never quite got over. He was so like John in so many ways. As a kid, he enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding, and playing soccer and hockey, managing to break several bones in the process. When Alec moved to Austin, his “Wolfpack” joining him in his new adventure meant the world to him. His friends were his life. Aside from Alec’s thirst for the 716 beer scene, He also loved nothing more than the wind in his face, biking as he jammed to some Widespread Panic, sharing tunes with his mom as they cruised the Outer Harbor together. Music was Alec’s passion. His life revolved around it in so many ways — he graduated The College of Charleston with a music minor, hoping to integrate it into a future career. Alec was the life of any party he could find. His dance moves are well-documented, especially when shredding up the dance floor at his sisters’ weddings. He was so proud to be walking Zoe and Devin down the aisle on each of their special days. Having always wanted brothers, Alec finally got his wish when Jon and Jeff joined the family. Alec lit up any room with his magnetic smile and natural, contagious charm. He was a sweet, shining soul and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Friedlander, Alec John Suddenly January 7, 2022 of Austin, TX formerly Buffalo, NY. Beloved son of Diane (nee Zielinski) and late John Friedlander; devoted brother of Zoe (Jon) Jones and Devin (Jeffrey) Iannuzzi; also survived by Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. The family kindly requests memorials in Alec's name be made to GOBike Buffalo through gobikebuffalo.org.