Alex LaFountaine, 25, dies

Columbus, OH — Alex Michael LaFountaine, 25, of Galena, Md., formerly of Warwick, Md., died suddenly on April 29, 2022, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 19, 1997, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of Merle C. (Moe) and Jennifer McMullin LaFountaine. He was raised in Plainwell, Mich., until his family moved to Warwick in 2008.

He was a 2015 graduate of Bohemia Manor High School where he excelled as a state champion in track & field,(800 and cross country) for four years. He furthered his education at Frostburg University and worked as a horse trainer at Winbak Farm for the past four years. He enjoyed NASCAR, wrestling and horses.

He is survived by his parents, Moe and Jennifer; paternal grandfather, Richard M.; maternal grandmother, Edith J. Gibbs McMullin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Darlene J. Groen LaFountaine; and maternal grandfather, Noel McMullin Jr.

A visitation will be held in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, MD on Wednesday (May 4) from 5-8 p.m. and again on Thursday (May 5) from 10-11 a.m. when the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, 2711 Friar Tuck Rd., Anderson, IN 46013.

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