J. Alexander Arce

July 2, 1972June 2, 2021

On Tuesday, June 2, 2021, Jorge Alexander J. Arce Jimenez, loving father, son, brother, and friend died at Grady Memorial Hospital with his mother at his bedside. Alex was born on July 2, 1972, in Chattanooga, TN to Jorge Antonio Arce Ujueta and Ofelia Maria Jimenez Sanabria. Alex was an avid technologist, loved watching the news, and a talented karaoke singer. He was extremely proud of his Costa Rican heritage, and loved learning languages as well as engaging with many different cultures and perspectives. He lived his life with passion and sought to help as many people as he could along the way. Alex is survived by his son, David Arce, his mother, Ofelia Arce-Caicedo, sister Wendy Senior, "big brother"/cousin, David Martin, his partner Patti Ames, and many other extended family members and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his father, Jorge Arce.

The viewing will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at noon, with the Spanish funeral mass immediately following at 2:00 pm.

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    Tuesday, June 8, 2021


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Stephanie Jimenez-Wolfe

June 8, 2021

Alex is my cousin, him & Wendy were the first cousins I got to meet when I was about four years old. I remember that night, and was thrilled to finally have other young relatives besides my big sisters. We grew up together. Our families spent many Sundays and weekends together. I have so many childhood memories as innocent children with him and Wendy. He was so unique and funny. He hated the cold. I remember one time he bundled himself up for a cold night in GA, and he looked like the over-bundled boy from 'A Christmas Story' I could barely see his face. I started laughing and said," Alex are you serious?" and he said," Yes. It's cold outside." He had a few celebrity crushes as a teen: 'Deanna Troi' from Star Trek: The Next Generation, 'Anna Devane' from General Hospital, Gloria Estefan and he also thought Whitney Houston was stunning. Alex brought me great joy, we had so much in common. I could talk to him about quantum physics theories, unsolved mysteries and Anne Rice novels. I could have real conversations with him and he never judged me. When we were kids it was up and down but as we got older I saw how truly similar we were. He had cute big dimples, nice dark curly hair, and liked doing impressions and playing around with his voice. He loved his mother so very much and talked about her all the time. As we grew up I saw how serious Alex became about human rights and politics. He was obviously very smart. He had a beautiful soothing deep voice and was very musical. I remember him playing keyboards often. I am absolutely shocked and crushed by his sudden passing. I was not aware he had such serious health problems. I wish I had known. I pray for his soul to rest in peace & for his lovely sister & mother to have grace at this time. Alex will be very missed & remembered by those who were lucky enough to know him well. I wish I could be at his memorial service, & I'm truly sorry I can't be there. God bless xoxo.

Laura King

June 6, 2021

I was so shocked to hear the news of Alex’ passing. He was a bright and welcomed member of our family back in the 90s and 00s. My favorite memories were of his many puns, his deep knowledge of random trivia, and how he made everyone laugh. I know from personal experience what it is to lose a loved one at such a young age and hope that the love and support of friends and family will help carry you through this difficult time.

Tom Brenner

June 5, 2021

Very sad to hear of Alex’ passing. He and I worked together at Qwiz for a number of years. You could always count on interesting conversations with Alex and he always carried a big smile. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Bill Selwa

June 5, 2021

The news of Alex' passing reached me via a mutual friend. Alex and I were coworkers at Qwiz in the late 90s to early 2000's. He was a good friend. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to you and family.