Alexander “Zander” Robert Silvio Cerchie
Alexander “Zander” Robert Silvio Cerchie, 34, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 1988, formerly of Mesa, AZ, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born October 9, 1985 in Scottsdale, AZ.
Zander was a loving, compassionate, intelligent, and funny man who was loved by all his friends and family, mostly for his sense of humor. Zander successfully battled cancer twice in his life and suffered from epilepsy for many years. Despite these challenges, he went on to live a successful life, graduating Suma Cum Laude in 2018 with his Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration. In 2017, Zander married the love of his life, Lauren Kovacevic. Zander was a great musician and loved music of all kinds. He loved his country, enjoyed debating anyone about anything, and was a Pittsburgh fan through and through.
Zander was a member of McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers; a man of faith who stood strong in his belief in Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his beloved wife of three years, Lauren Kovacevic-Cerchie of Fort Myers, FL; father, Randy Cerchie of Cape Coral, FL; mother, Robin Huffer (Don) of St. Augustine, FL; sisters, Haley Cerchie and Lexi Cerchie, both of Cape Coral, FL; nieces and nephew, Emma, Zoey, and Isaiah; paternal grandmother, Annette Cerchie of Pittsburgh, PA; maternal grandmother, Ronda Enos of Cape Coral, FL; mother-in-law, Lisa Kay of St. Augustine, FL; step mother-in-law, Samantha McCormick of Sarasota, FL; Paternal Aunt Cyndi Ligo (Brett) of Slippery Rock, PA, Paternal Uncle, Dino Cerchie (Pam) of Phoenix, AZ; paternal cousins, Hunter Ligo and Tom & Taylor Cerchie; Maternal Aunt, Shelly Winters of Tuscon, AZ; maternal cousin Jessica Bach. And his dogs Bentley, Bobby, and Sebastian.
Zander was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Silvio Cerchie; maternal grandfather Robert Winters, and his father-in-law George Kovacevic.
The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. Per CDC COVID-19 guidelines, Mullins Memorial suggests that all participants wear a mask. We remind everyone to maintain Social Distancing while in our facilities.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Further details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Memorial Contributions in the memory of Alexander “Zander” Robert Silvio Cerchie are suggested to: https://epilepsyfoundationfl.org/donate/ in lieu of flowers.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.