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Alexander Arturo Corso

December 17, 2001 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 16)

Xander had style! It was not just his shoulder-length hair (the best in the family), or the funny hats he used to hide it away (Ushankas and Beanies alike) that made him special. His style was a diversity of both interests and actions – they epitomized Xander’s flair. Alexander was a Sophomore Knight at Johnson High School where he was on the Academic Bowl Team and earned the First Seed on the Men’s Singles Varsity Tennis Team. He was a straight “A” honor student and he was popular in many different crowds. He spoke fluent English, Portuguese, and Spanish – cultivated on his extended trips in Central and South America. He was fearless, swimming with sharks in the Galapagos. Athletically, he could pick up any sport… and probably beat you at it. Xander was an incredible dancer, dominating tennis player, ping-pong ace, and bottle flip master – all done from his hoverboard! He loved animals, especially Pandas, and cared more for others than himself. To fuel his athletic energy, Xander kept up a steady diet of Pop tarts, Capri-Suns, gummy worms, and PB&J sandwiches. Xander loved playing video games, rough-housing with his family, riding his motorcycle, hanging with his friends, and wearing awesome Timbs (though not necessarily in that order).

Throughout all these endeavors, Xander acted with a convergence of innocence and wisdom, charity and passion, humor and contemplation. Xander was sensitive to both those he loved and strangers, alike. He was always thinking about how to help others. He encouraged those around him to develop their own identity and managed to find a way to make them laugh no matter the circumstances. He was politically engaged, spiritually contemplative, and intellectually gifted. He could intelligently discuss human rights and global economics in a short car ride while turning up the latest beats. Mostly, he was introspective, grateful for all his blessings – embarrassed by the wealth of them, to be honest. He wished his good fortunes could belong to others, equally; and so, he was conflicted by his enjoyment of life while there were injustices in the world he occupied. Surely this simple list of attributes and characteristics must fail to capture the fusion of that extraordinary human being called Alexander Arturo Corso, but his influence on those who knew him will endure long into the future. Know this: there was no torment nor pain; no bullying nor confusion; no secret sadness; nothing you think of when a young person acts impulsively. He was just a really cool kid…unique in this world…a deep thinker at just 16…handsome…complex…and earnestly loved in our home every single day. Truly one of a kind – he was everything you want a son to be. (And he knew it!) We told him so.

Xander Corso left this earthly plane Sunday evening, January 21st, 2018, beloved by all those he touched – parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, neighbors and other loved ones too numerous to list. Join us for an ecumenical memorial service at 2pm on Sunday, February 4th in the Grace Episcopal Church of Gainesville, Georgia. Also, a unique opportunity to support future renaissance scholars has been established through the North Ga Community Foundation’s “Xander Corso Memorial Fund.” In lieu of flowers, please visit https://www.ngcf.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=391

-- The Corso Family

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