Alex Thomas, 42, left a legacy of service to Evanston Township High School and thousands of students and staff who like his many family members and friends mourned the sudden death of the beloved coach, while trying to pay tribute to the lives he touched.
Thomas died Aug. 12 of a heart attack and the news shocked all of the athletes he worked with as an ETHS safety supervisor, work he did for nine years, as well as the decade of coaching both the girls track & field throws and the football teams.
He was a guide and a mentor. But he was also an ETHS alum, where he was leader of the 1997 Hall of Fame Football squad.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, an overflow crowd gathered at Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave., to celebrate his life and comfort his family, including his widow Djuwanna Keisha Frazier. RoundTable photographer Richard Cahan was invited to take pictures of the service.