Alexander Paul "Alex"Richter, age 54, of Dresher PA died Monday, February 4, 2019, at Abington Hospital.
Alex was born in Cavite City, Philippines at Sangley Point Naval Station. He is the beloved son of Geri (nee Pawlowski) Richter and the late Robert "Butch" Richter, Jr. He was a member of the Upper Dublin High School Class of 1982.
Alex was an avid Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles Fan. He was thrilled to see the Eagles finally win a Super Bowl, but his greatest passion was music and more recently his love for Jesus. Alex loved a variety of music. He was founder and CEO of Hard N' Fast, a rock n' roll newsletter. He loved going to concerts and interviewing musicians and bands. He had many stories he loved to share with his friends and fans.
In the late 80's Alex used his writing skills to become a Rock Journalist and launched the publication, "Hard N' Fast."He conducted numerous interviews with rock performers and record industry figures and became friends with many. He always had a smile on his face and brought a sense of humor to many backstage areas. Alex's contributions to the Rock World displayed a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of music.
Alex touched a lot of people in his lifetime. He was kind and had a generous heart. He left this world a much better place than he found it and would ask people to do the same. His favorite quote was, "Pay it forward." He lived by those words as an Organ Donor.
In addition to his mother, Alex is survived by his brother Robert A. Richter, III and his beloved dog Riley.
Relatives and friends are invited to Alex's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the New Life Presbyterian Church, 2015 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025. Interment will be Private.
Alex was in the same grade as my brother, David. they rode the bus together and after school we would all meet at the Park in Aiden Lair to hang out. Alex came to my brother's funeral and when we met it brought back so many good memories of when life was simple. Alex will be missed.
Heather Williams on
Feb 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Alex through social media and his videos but despite his problems he always had a huge smile, a few tears but most importantly he always, somehow made me smile. Thank you Alex for reminding me how precious life is and to pay it forward. May you be at peace. My deepest condolences to the family. X Heather
Mary and Jason Weiss on
Feb 12, 2019
There’s nothing Alex wouldn’t do to help someone in need. His heart was as big as the Universe. His smile and laugh was infectious. Through our love of music, we formed a friendship that will live on in my heart forever! Geri, our deepest condolences to you. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time. Alex, we’ll never forget you!
Mary & Jason
David Snowden on
Feb 11, 2019
Alex in the KISS Room doing his last interview with Bobby Rock for his book that Alex contributed some photos to.
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