LCPL Ginekis, Alexandre Mario: September 29, 1986 - April 12, 2005. A nine year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on Monday, April 12, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alex was born in Memphis, TN. He graduated Redondo Union High School in 2004. In July, 2004 he entered the United States Marine Corps and was currently stationed in New Orleans, LA. In April, 2005 he became Lance Corporal. Alex loved life, family, his Country and the Marine Corps. ''Semper Fi'' Left to mourn his passing are his parents, Andre and Marguerite Ginekis of Redondo Beach; brothers LCPL Andre Ginekis, Jr. who is currently stationed in Kaneohe, Hawaii and his little brother Adrien Ginekis of Redondo Beach. Other surviving family members include his grandmother, Lydie Ginekis of Montpelier, France and grandfather, Mario Ginekis, Cap Ferret, France; his uncle, Jean Francois Ginekis, his aunt, Michelle Ginekis and his beloved cousins, Julien and Antoine Ginekis all from Paris, France and by his Uncle George of Sidney, New York, Uncle Frank and Aunt Becky of Unadilla, New York, Aunt Catharine of East Guilford, New York and numerous other relatives including aunts, uncles and cousins both in the USA and in France. A gathering of family and friends with visitation will be held Thursday, April 21 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with Vigil Services beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, April 22 at 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 So. Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. Burial with full military honors for this beloved boy, Marine; our hero and patriot will be held following procession at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dearest Andre, Marti, and family: We were very sorry and sad about the loss of your son. If there is anything you may need, please let us know. We will attempt to be at the services on Friday. Our hearts and best wishes are with you. Love, The Friedman Family Carl, Blanka, and Yon

  2. May we never forget… those who have fallen and gave all. May we support those who grieve… turned to Gold, they sacrifice all. Thinking of you at this time and our hearts are with you. He lived his dream. He made his life count and we are all safer because he loved us and his country.

  3. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your beloved Alexandre. My heart is heavy with your loss, and the loss of yet another fallen hero of our country\’s finest. God Bless, Debi Duke Southern California Blue to Gold Liaison SCV Chapter, Blue Star Mothers

  4. I remember one time, I was supposed to go to work,(I worked at quizno\’s at the time) and, Alex and I, went to his house. I was already late for work, and he said just dont go to work, call in and say your dog died, or something. So I called in and I told them my dog died, and the Manager/CEO told me oh dont worry about coming in, my condolences to your family, and so I didnt go. We stayed at his house, until like 8 or 9 just hangin out, playing halo, seeing who was better. He was a hell of a sniper. Just shows you how fragile life is, you joke about it once, and then a minute goes by, and your best friend who is like your brother is gone. I loved Alex, he was a good man. Rest in Peace Brother, You are Missed, and Loved. Semper Fidelis, Jesse Koehr

  5. Our hearts are broken for you. Please know that you are continually in our prayers. May God give you his peace and abounding love in this time of sorrow. Our boys all send their love. Love and blessings, Suzi and Fred

  6. I go to RUHS, and although I never met Alex, he sounds like a really great guy. I\’m in the High Tide (newspaper) for RUHS and was wondering if I could write a news story about him, with imput from someone from his family and/or friends. I talked to Col. Falasco (from the JROTC course at RUHS), and he directed me to contact his family so the information could be from a direct source. I will also most likely be talking to (counselor) Arond Schonberg who remembers Alex and expressed his condolences. If it is okay to write about Alex, and to get imput on him from his family, please contact me as soon as possible at (310) 374-4723 or email me at: I completely understand if you would prefer to not talk about it, and if so, please contact me as well to tell me so. I appreciate your time, and best wishes to his family. Sincerely, Mari Murakami

  7. My deepest sympathy to the Ginekis family. Alex was a phenomenal friend and person. His enthusiasm for life radiated from him and affected those around him. He was a close personal friend of mine, the first friend I made in Redondo. I will never forget the good times we had and am grateful to him for them. Although our time together was tragically cut short, the memories will last forever. May God bless and keep the Ginekis family.

  8. Andre and Marguerite: Our deepest simpathy to your family on the loss of Alex. He will be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you. God bless you, David and Marie Ann

  9. Our hearts go out to the Ginekis family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and loss. Alex came to our home with friends, Dana and our son, Ray. Alex had dinner with us a few times and we enjoyed getting to know him. He was very proud of his brothers and spoke highly of his father\’s restaurant business. Alex was proud and anxious to serve his country and I admired his courage and bravery to do so. We will miss having Alex for dinners and visits and I wanted to let you know he was a wonderful young man and he will certainly be missed. With loving prayers, Gail and Dave Barrette

  10. My condolences. I was saddened when I heard the news of his passing only a few days ago. Alex was a good friend throughout both middle and high school. It will be difficult to measure the loss of such a great man. He was an inspiration to myself and his peers for stepping up when America needed him, and will not be forgotten. KIRA M. Murakami, C/4C Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 025 Arizona State University

  11. My deep condolences go out to the Ginekis family, the death of Alex has deeply affected all of us at Redondo and our hearts go out to you, he will be missed greatly, but he will not be forgotten. Our prayers go out to you

  12. My deepest condolences go out to Alex\’s family. I\’ll never forget all the memories Alex and I have shared. It was so hard for me when I found out Alex had passed. My prayers are with the Ginekis family always. I\’m glad the Ginekis family loved the sweatshirts (that I designed) Dana, Ray, and I got made. Love and Prayers Always, Colleen Purwadi BMHS \’04

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