Alex Lucius Mitzimberg

Born: Wed., Feb. 23, 1983
Died: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 08, 2019
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
Location: Pendleton Center for the Arts

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Alexander Lucius Mitzimberg passed away at his home October 27, 2019 at age 36.  He was born in Walla Walla, Washington on February 23, 1983 to David and Deborah Sue Mitzimberg.

Alex grew up in Pendleton and graduated from Pendleton High School in 2001.  His lifelong love was theater and he acted in, wrote, and produced plays in high school.  He also played saxophone in the band along with participating in baseball and football.  Alex attended Eastern Oregon University, particularly enjoying classes in the theater department.  His talent was recognized and he was asked to join the department.

He enjoyed writing, movies, videogames, and a diverse and devoted social circle.  Alex will be remembered for his contagious smile and fun-loving spirit.  He brought a spark of creativity to many people in his life.

Alex is survived by his father, David Mitzimberg(Pendleton), his mother Deborah Sue Jackson (Portland), his uncle Daniel Mitzimberg (Pendleton), his older sisters, Elizabeth Curran (Vermont) and Emily Haskell (Massachusetts).  He was predeceased by his grandmother, Lillian Mitzimberg and great grandparents Robert and Opal Sussman, all of Pendleton.

A celebration of Alex’s life will be held at the Pendleton Center for the Arts Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3 p.m.  There is a viewing at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop on Friday, November 8, 3-5 p.m and Saturday, November 9, 2-5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the EOU Theater Department or to a fund for a memorial tree to be planted in a Pendleton park.

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Shad Stahl
   Posted Sat November 02, 2019
Alex you were a great guy.. You will always be a friend to all. Rest in peace my friend...

Marilee Wildgrove
   Posted Sun November 03, 2019
Dear Dave and family, you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers to Our Abba Daddy for you and your son, Alex, go out to you today From me! Sincerely, Marilee Evans-Wildgrove

Deb Ellis
   Posted Sun November 03, 2019
Alex is gone much too soon. I loved his beautiful happy smile and his kindness. My prayers for David and the rest of the family.

Carole Innes
   Posted Tue November 05, 2019
Please accept my condolences. I was so sorry to learn this sad news. I remember him as a beautiful and delightful toddler. My heart goes out to everyone who loved him.

Randy M. Wells
   Posted Wed November 06, 2019
We are so sorry to hear Of Alex passing, much to soon. He was such a pleasant young man whom we enjoyed visiting with as he went on his daily walks. Our sincere condolences go out to his father David and his entire family.

Strand Sheldahl-Thomason
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
When Alex and I were in high school together, it would make my day to run into him between classes or to have lunch with him. Seeing Alex around Pendleton was always just as fun. I looked up to him then, and when he wanted to share his writing with me it felt like full-bore artistic acceptance. I saw Alex perform in "Waiting for Godot" once, and it's still the only time I have seen the play. I think it's appropriate to remember Alex as a real-life Beckett character--funny, engaged and engaging, well-versed in literature and philosophy, a genuine existential searcher. Alex can stop waiting now, and selfishly that makes me very sad.

Brian Wallis
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Alex was a friend to my whole family. I got to direct him in The Importance of Being Earnest and many shirt films, and we spent countless hours writing and talking together before I moved to California. We kept up on Facebook afterwards.
Thank you for sharing him with us and for being the spring where such a bizarre and beautiful drink of water came from.

Paul Collins
   Posted Sat November 09, 2019
Alex was one of the first true artists that I ever worked with. He was a giant talent. He always shared his creative gifts without a hint of pretension. I was a couple of years younger than Alex, but whenever we would work together, he made me feel like an equal. That is one of those gifts that can’t be taught. He was a truly giving actor and friend. I will always cherish the times I got to spend with Alex. I am sending all of the love I can muster to your family. Alex will be missed dearly.

Tom and Peg Wallis (Brian's parents)
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Alex was a delightful and gifted part of our "Theater Kid" group at EOU. He always had an encouraging word or a helping hand, a ready laugh and a smile that came straight from his heart. He always was a sweet and sincere human being, and he made us better people for having known him.

Please accept our condolences. We pray you may find comfort in the priceless memories and in the Comforter and Healer of our hearts.

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