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Alexander Deven Suniega

Alexander Deven Suniega

May 20, 1981 - Feb 5, 2024

Alexander Deven Suniega - Obituary


lexander Deven Suniega, age 42, of Friendly, MD passed away in peace on Monday, February 5, 2024 in his hometown. He was born to Charlotte Anne and Andrew Duke Suniega in Washington, DC on May 20, 1981. Deven was an adventurous and fun-loving son, brother, and friend who always exhibited a playful smile, vivid imagination, and free spirit. His passions for art, cooking, and exploring the outdoors were sparked in early childhood by his father, mother, and grandfather. He always had the innate ability to create masterful drawings from memory, cook delicious and multi-course meals without a recipe, and ‘blaze his own trail’ in every aspect of life. He completed Advanced Individual Training in engineering with the US Army, attended the Art Institute of Washington, served as an Executive Chef at Michelin star-rated restaurants both nationally and abroad, and found freedom while cruising along winding backroads on Harley Davidson motorcycles in both the United States and United Kingdom. He had an engaging personality, was quick to crack a joke and conclude it with his booming and infectious laughter, as well as remained ready to give anyone a big ‘bear’ hug at any time. He tremendously enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends, dynamically seeking out any excuse to celebrate, kayaking around local waterways, learning about archeology and history; and adapted his artistic abilities to constructing custom homes in DC, as well as renovating his childhood home with his father. He is joined in heaven by his grandparents (Sarah Ellen and Merito Sivila Suniega, and Mildred Louise and Oscar Harry Klotter), uncles (Emerson Weider Suniega, Harry Oscar Klotter, and Oscar Frederick Klotter), and aunts (Katherine Mildred Popiel and Edith Orleans Shay). Deven is survived by his loving parents, sister (Elizabeth Ashley Suniega), aunts (Constance Merita Bond and Hannah Mildred White), uncle (Myron Weider Suniega), and many cousins. Deven always lived authentically on his own creative terms, loved his family and friends beyond measure, and shall forever be remembered fondly by us all. ‘Live free, die free.’ A memorial mass will be offered on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Piscataway, Our Lady's Chapel, 13401 Piscataway Rd., Clinton, MD 20735. Interment private at a later date. Please leave a condolence for the family at the Memories tab located on the left side of this page.