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Alexander "Alex" Rae Gentile

Richmond, Virginia

June 19, 2024

Alexander "Alex" Rae Gentile Obituary

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Alex Gentile, loving son and friend, passed away at the age of 38.


He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Rodriguez; step-father, Joey Rodriguez; and brother, Nicolas Rodriguez.


Born in September of 1985 he was a happy energetic child who always pushed the limits and loved to make people laugh. His formative years were spent traveling through Europe playing football for his alma mater Kaiserslautern American high school, Germany. While there he was selected to attend the International Student Leadership Institute. He loved skateboarding, hanging with his friends, and making electronic music. As part of the JROTC he achieved the rank of Cadet Colonel and was promoted to Corps Commander. He was never afraid of the spotlight and loved to make home movies. He competed in the American legion Oratorical contest and earned the honor of representing all European posts at the national level. Finally, American Legion post GR01 selected Alex to attend Boys State, the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students.


Alex graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science – International and Military Affairs from the Citadel in Charleston, South Caralina. While there he held many leadership positions and was awarded the Superior Leadership Award. He made a lot of lifelong friends and would regale tales of the Butter Bros (iykyk.) He was most proud of being selected as a member of the elite silent drill team of the Summerall Guards. It was here where he fell in love with the east coast area and its people. He decided that this is where he would settle down after graduation.


Alex was recruited as a Sales Engineer for a leading global supplier of sensors, measuring systems, laser markers, microscopes, and machine vision systems worldwide. Where he exceeded sales quotas and received national and global recognition as a top salesperson. During this time his leisure time was spent perfecting his cooking skills, walking his dog Abby, and hanging with his friends. Music was a major part of his happiness. He was known for deejaying at local venues around Richmond, VA and music festivals. He helped develop a network of local talent for EQ Productions and later for the Sunnyside collective.


Over the last year his declining health got the better of him. Being a driven personality who exceeded at all that he did, he took control of his own destiny. Alex is survived by his parents and brother who love him very much. Though he was loved and will be missed by many friends, most importantly he loved and was loved by his dog Abby.


A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. at Bliley's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond Va. 23234.


The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to your local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter or The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org) in Alex Gentile’s name.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Alexander "Alex" Rae Gentile hosted by Blileys.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Alex Gentile, loving son and friend, passed away at the age of 38.


He is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Rodriguez; step-father, Joey Rodriguez; and brother, Nicolas Rodriguez.


Born in September of 1985 he was a happy energetic child who always pushed the limits and loved to make people laugh. His formative years were spent traveling through Europe playing football for his alma mater Kaiserslautern American high school, Germany. While there he was selected to attend the International Student Leadership Institute. He loved skateboarding, hanging with his friends, and making electronic music. As part of the JROTC he achieved the rank of Cadet Colonel and was promoted to Corps Commander. He was never afraid of the spotlight and loved to make home movies. He competed in the American legion Oratorical contest and earned the honor of representing all European posts at the national level. Finally, American Legion post GR01 selected Alex to attend Boys State, the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students.


Alex graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science – International and Military Affairs from the Citadel in Charleston, South Caralina. While there he held many leadership positions and was awarded the Superior Leadership Award. He made a lot of lifelong friends and would regale tales of the Butter Bros (iykyk.) He was most proud of being selected as a member of the elite silent drill team of the Summerall Guards. It was here where he fell in love with the east coast area and its people. He decided that this is where he would settle down after graduation.


Alex was recruited as a Sales Engineer for a leading global supplier of sensors, measuring systems, laser markers, microscopes, and machine vision systems worldwide. Where he exceeded sales quotas and received national and global recognition as a top salesperson. During this time his leisure time was spent perfecting his cooking skills, walking his dog Abby, and hanging with his friends. Music was a major part of his happiness. He was known for deejaying at local venues around Richmond, VA and music festivals. He helped develop a network of local talent for EQ Productions and later for the Sunnyside collective.


Over the last year his declining health got the better of him. Being a driven personality who exceeded at all that he did, he took control of his own destiny. Alex is survived by his parents and brother who love him very much. Though he was loved and will be missed by many friends, most importantly he loved and was loved by his dog Abby.


A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. at Bliley's Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond Va. 23234.


The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to your local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter or The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org) in Alex Gentile’s name.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Alexander "Alex" Rae Gentile hosted by Blileys.

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