SEATTLE, Wash. — Alexander James Duffy was born June 1, 1985, in Rochester, Minn. and finished his earthly walk Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Seattle after a brief battle with cancer.

Alex’s early years were spent mainly in Rochester and the Menomonie area. As a boy, he loved to play in the woods and fields surrounding his home and he carried his love of the outdoors to his adult life in Oregon and Washington State. He was variously known as Alex, Ajax, and AJ, but quickly recognized for his infectious grin and wit, his intelligence, and his huge heart. He is so very greatly missed.

Alex was preceded in death by his father, Edward Duffy Jr.; all four grandparents, Lloyd and Florence LaCore, and Edward and Phyllis Duffy; and several aunts and uncles. He shares the date of his leave taking with his favorite aunt, Rose Mary LaCore, who passed in 2012.

He is survived by his daughter, Forest Rosalie Duffy; mother, Karen (Frank) King; brother, Dain (Christine) Duffy; sister, Rachel (Jared Weber) King; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also mourned by special friends from The Applegate and those who knew him at the Union Gospel Mission, Spokane, Wash.

A memorial service will take place in the Applegate, Oregon, in January.

While we feel lost without you here, Alex, we rejoice over your eternal life in heaven.

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