Alexander Sandvik Hoelting: June 12, 1985 – Jan. 23, 2017

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Alexander Sandvik Hoelting died on Jan. 23, 2017, two weeks after suffering a cardiac arrest during a running workout in Seattle. He was 31 years old.

Alex was born on June 12, 1985 in Petersburg, Alaska. He moved with his family to Whidbey Island in 1991. He graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2003, and from Western Washington University in 2009.

Alex worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, and in construction and landscaping on Whidbey Island. He was a gifted juggler, a graceful athlete and a passionate outdoor enthusiast. His love of the environment had recently inspired him to study solar installation at Shoreline Community College.

Alex was the son of Kurt Hoelting and Diane Sandvik, and step-son of Sally Goodwin. He was the brother of Kristin Hoelting and brother-in-law Jack Landsbach, now of Colorado. He was the nephew of South Whidbey residents Leslie Hoelting and Greg Davidson, Kim and Heidi Hoelting and Dana and Doug Kelly.

He grew up in a close family pod that included cousins Sky Hoelting and Camille (Hoelting) Gullickson; Sara and Megan Kelly; Michael Davidson; and Keith and Colleen McMahon.

Alex will be remembered for his steadfast kindness, gentleness and warmth of heart. He will be profoundly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

A memorial gathering will be held for Alex at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Bayview Hall. The ceremony of remembrance will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m.

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