Alex T. MeekerApril 28, 1996 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 21)
Alex T. Meeker, 21, of East Hampton, CT passed at his home on January 15, 2018 with his mom and dad by his side after a valiant battle with Osteosarcoma. He was born on 04/28/1996 in Middletown, CT, the son of Edward Meeker and Tracy M. Dominski. Alex loved his English Bulldogs Roman and Kobe, the Yankees, Lakers, and the Giants. He cherished his time with his family and his enormous group of friends especially those who fought along-side him for three long and grueling years. Thank you to Vinny, Matt, Marvin, Dylan, Tom, Sara, Jess, Morgan, Robby, Katie and Phil from the bottom of our hearts.
Alex was an amazing athlete who had the gift of speed and quick hands and his love for sports ran deep. He loved to play golf (especially with his boys during treatment), basketball, and football, but he had a passion for the game of baseball. Alex had the honor of being on the 2011 East Hampton High School State Championship team led by Coach Wosleger whom he adored and respected tremendously. In addition, Alex had great respect for Coach Timmes, Coach Seidel, Coach Mercaldi, Coach Altomar, and Coach Johnson.
Alex has been described by the people who knew him best as a kind and sweet soul. Everyone loved being around him with his infectious smile. He was a fighter who fought for three long years with the determination and strength of a warrior that was indescribable. Despite the never ending challenges he faced with his diagnosis, he never complained, and always promised to fight for his parents and those he loved. He wanted us all to be proud of him during his battle, especially his mom and dad whom he worried more about than himself. His parents were extremely proud and blessed to have had him in their lives for 21 loving years.
Alex leaves behind many heartbroken family members including his father Edward Meeker of Middletown and mother Tracy Dominski of East Hampton. His love for his auntie Michelle Dominski Sawyer of East Hampton was enormous and often said he was lucky to have her in his life and his uncle Mark Sawyer of Colchester who held a very special place in his heart. He cherished spending time with his cousins Jacob and Jadin Sawyer of East Hampton. He loved his Sports Center guru, Uncle Brian Dominski of East Hampton who shared his love for the Yankees, Giants, and the Lakers, and watching late night games. He loved his uncle Scott Meeker of Middletown and adored his sense of humor. His cousins Shayne Meeker of Hawaii and Troy Meeker of Arizona were more than cousins, they were close friends. As quoted by author Marion C. Garretty… A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. He also leaves his number one grandmother Francis Dominski Palin of East Hampton whom he loved to the moon and back. He was her special angel. In addition, his grandparents Mitchell (Papa) and Patricia Dominski of Florida, whom he loved and missed dearly; and George Meeker and Lorraine Meeker of Middletown.
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Friday January 19th from 4:00PM until 8:00PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday January 20th at 11:00AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. Please go directly to church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Alex’s name may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org.