Acxel Araque age 50 of Eastpointe, Michigan passed unexpectedly Friday, May 5, 2023 at his home. Born Acxel Alexander Araque on August 14, 1972 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Alexis Araque Antunes and Aide Cecilia Leon-Franco he was raised by Aide and Carlos Marquez. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served in the Department of Homeland Security from 1994 until his discharge in 1998. He went on to work as a Manager in the Food Production Industry and food became a lifelong passion. Acxel was known to be happiest when he was cooking for others and considered it a gift to be shared, along with his great hugs, ready smile and loud barrel laugh that could resonate for miles. He loved watching the movies that centered around the many beloved characters among his DC and Marvel Comic book collection. He was also an avid reader and creative writer with a dynamic personality and a presence that could be felt the moment he entered a room. Many times his playfull silly side would take lead and goofy pranks would ensue but neither was he afraid of a fight and as a proud USCG Veteran kept himself in shape through various work outs and body building.
Acxel is survived by his mother Aide C. (Carlos) Marquez, sisters; Aylex (David Warmbier) Araque-Warmbier and Yoselyn (Joseph Ciaramitaro III) Marquez-Leon, his aunt Zoraya Leon-Franco, his nephew Andrez Perez, 2 nieces; Uribi Beaumont and Astro VanHamme, his girlfriend Jane Koch and ex-wife Tracy Dobrie Araque.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VA Ann Arbor Health Systems - Fisher House. The address is below
Ann Arbor VA
2215 Fuller Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
In Honor of Acxel's wishes no public viewing will be held. There will be a private family service with Military Honors concluding with interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Share memories with the family here at Verheyden.org
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