Alex "Al" MacDonald Brommer

March 19, 1989July 1, 2018
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Alex “Al” MacDonald Brommer, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, July 1, 2018. Born on March 19, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio; he was the loving son of Daniel (Mason) Brommer and his wife Susan. Al is a graduate from Sanderson High School in Raleigh. Known for his abilities as an athlete, he and his family enjoyed all of the friends made during his years on the travel baseball teams. Al went on to graduate East Carolina University and was presently working as a Surgical Assistant at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

He is survived by his parents; brothers: Kurt, his wife Jennifer, and Eric, his fiancé Megan; grandmother: Barbara MacDonald; great-uncle: John MacDonald; aunts and uncles: Anita Brommer, Steve Brommer, Dan and Diana MacDonald, Laura and Ron Mills; cousins: Jeremy and Crystal Brommer and their children Eve and Caleb, D.J. and Liz MacDonald and Sam Mills; and his close knit friends from his youth; and by his true companions: Ruby, his pit-bull mix and Maggie, the basset hound.

Al was preceded in death by his grandfather: Donald MacDonald and grandparents: Kurt and Tilly Brommer.

Al will be remembered for his infectious smile, his innate sense of humor, love and loyalty to friends and family and an overall just an amazing heart!

A Service Celebrating Al’s Life will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 4 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, with family to receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory are preferred to the SPCA of Wake County.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 6, 2018

Alex "Al" MacDonald Brommer

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Mimi Le

August 29, 2018

Miss him everyday

Kurt Brommer

July 13, 2018

A friend of mine out here in California wrote this for you buddy. She never met you but just from the stories I told her during downtime at work she free handed this poem for you. It's apparently obvious how everyone perceived you throughout life even if just through stories. Anyways, I just wanted to share it with you - I love and miss so much man!

Beverly Wilder

July 12, 2018

Susan and Mason,
We just wanted to let you all know how very sorry we were to hear of Alex's death.
Although our family's lives passed over a brief period of times, I remember how
much fun and love your boys showed to each other every time I saw them. My son
Michael went to school with Kurt, and he called my this week to tell me the horrible
news. After Magellan, we often would see you and the boys at A.E. Finley YMCA.
Again, the love you all had for each other was touching and my heart breaks for
your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Michael and Beverly Wilder

Boyd and Ann Bennett

July 11, 2018

Susan, Mason, Kurt and Eric, please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers . We regret we were out of town at the time of Alex's Celebration of Life, but thoughts of all of you were never far from our minds that day. It is still so hard to believe this has happened. Please, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.


Ann and Boyd

Wyatt Bruton

July 9, 2018

I was honored to be friends with Alex during our Magellan years from 4th to 8th grade. He was a bright light, had a radiant smile, a contagious passion for life, and a friendly, approachable personality that always brightened my day. Sending lots of love and prayer to you all during this time.

Estherine Davis

July 9, 2018

Susan and Family,

I am so saddened by the loss of your son Alex. I know he loved you and your family very much. I hope his memories and infectious personality will help to place a smile on your face as you cope with this difficult loss. Praying for your peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Landy Townsend

July 9, 2018

Mason, forgive me for just now responding, as we were on a Fourth of July family trip to Kentucky last week. I was so sorry to hear of Alex's sudden passing and wanted to let you know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lauri Stone

July 7, 2018

My deepest condolences go out to you, Susan, and your family. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and wish you strength and peace through this unthinkably difficult time. God bless you all.

Donna Ditomasso

July 7, 2018

Dear Beautiful Brommer family,

I have been at a loss for words because of this heartbreaking tragedy, until I found this poem. I thought of your amazing love, strength and the bond that holds you all together.

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song, and the good life I lived. Continue my heritage, I am counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest, remembering all and how I was truly blessed. Continue traditions , no matter how small. Go on with your lives and don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly. Keep your chin up until the day comes when we are together again.”

My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Love, Donna

Eric Brommer

July 7, 2018

In our best “Al” attire