Alexzander J. “Alex” Fries, 19, of Weedville, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Centre County following an electrical accident.
He was born in DuBois on July 24, 2003, a son of Erica Fries Swanson and Tyler Swanson, who survive.
Alex was a 2021 graduate of St. Marys Area High School, and had worked at Centre Wisp Venture Company for the past few months, a job he greatly enjoyed. An avid fisherman, Alex loved the outdoors and also enjoyed hunting and shed hunting. He was a dedicated football fan who loved the Chicago Bears and enjoyed cheering them on. He also loved basketball and golfing; a hobby passed down from his grandfather. He also loved animals, especially his two cats.
Lovingly referred to as Bubbalou by his parents, Alex was a kind hearted, generous, and thoughtful young man. Some of his other nicknames included Alexa, Albert Ficklestein, and Mustafer, which he always got a kick out of. Having touched the lives of so many with his impish grin, heart of gold, and gentle demeanor, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a friend to all, always willing to lend a helping hand.
In addition to his parents; Erica (Jarin Lovenduski) Swanson and Tyler (Sheila Thompson) Swanson, he is survived by two siblings whom he adored and doted on; Austin and Airiana Swanson, both at home. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents; Janet Beimel of Kersey and Cory Fries of Florida, his paternal grandparents; Linda Muroski of Weedville and Randy Swanson of Kersey, his maternal great-grandmother; Beatrice “Vavao” Beimel of Kersey, his step-grandmother; Corinne Segalla and step-great-grandmother; Joann Segalla. He is also survived by his girlfriend; Faith Smith of Weedville, and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather; James “Pop” Beimel, paternal great-grandparents; Charles and Vondalee Swanson, and step-grandparents; Carol Swanson and Angelo “Pup” Segalla.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Alexzander “Alex” Fries will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, Pa 15846 with Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club or the Elk County Humane Society. In keeping with Alex’s kind and generous nature, do a good deed, perform an act of kindness, or help someone in need to honor Alex and the kind of person he was.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered