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Alexander Thomas Stubberfield

d. February 28, 2024

December 22 1987 – February 28 2024
Alex passed away peacefully in Taos, New Mexico where he had recently relocated from his East Setauket home to take up a position as Planning & Environmental Coordinator with the Bureau of Land Management.
Born in Stonybrook he grew up locally at his family’s Poquott home and after Ward Melville and an undergraduate degree from SUNY Brockport he moved to Virginia to commence a significant academic career at Virginia Tech.
Taking in academic secondments along the way to both Stirling University in Scotland and TU Darmstadt in Germany, Virginia Tech awarded him both a Masters in Philosophy and a second Masters in Public & International Affairs in 2015. He went on to achieve his PhD in Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought in 2019, by specializing in environmental politics and working both to understand and evaluate environmental policy. Post PhD award he worked at Tech as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Political Science and International Studies where he designed and taught classes on global environmental issues.
Volunteer work included stints with the US Forest Service in Virginia and the National Park Service here on Long island at Fire Island National Seashore.
Alex was a great cook, loved to travel and experienced work and leisure throughout The United Kingdom and Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and Brazil. His passion for the outdoors was expressed through love of hiking and camping in wilderness areas and the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge in Virginia.
His tragic death leaves an extended family in both the U.S. and Europe and a very wide circle of close friends whose love and support he valued so much. He is survived by Denise and Peter his loving mother and father and his sister Valerie with whom he shared a special bond.

Visitation: Moloney’s Funeral Home, Port Jefferson Station Friday April 19 2pm – 6pm
Memorial Service: Caroline Church, East Setauket Saturday April 20 10am – 11am

In lieu of flowers donations invited in his memory to The Nature Conservancy of Virginia

Service Schedule

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Friday, April 19, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moloney's Port Jefferson Station Funeral Home

523 NY-112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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