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Obituary of Andrew C. Grencer
Andrew C. Grencer, 41, born on October 21, 1981 of Endicott, NY, passed away from a pulmonary embolism in the early hours of July 15th in Niagara Falls, NY. Andrew was predeceased by his grandparents, Jack and Jeanne Caprio, Marge and Albert Grencer and cousin, Christopher Grencer. Andrew is survived by his parents, Jill and Bob Grencer, sister, Sarah Moore and his brother, Lucas (Lisa) Grencer. Also surviving are his much-loved nephews, Jackson Moore, Timothy Grencer and niece Sofia Grencer as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him deeply. Also surviving is his good friend Ryan Glovich, his dog "T" and cats, Josephine, Waylon and Hemingway. We are happy to report that all his pets have found loving and forever homes. Andrew was born and raised in Vestal, NY and moved to Newark, DE with his family when his Dad accepted a job there. He spent the next four years there and graduated from William Penn High School in 2000. In 2008, when Andrew was 26, he got a calling to serve his country and joined the United States Marine Corp where he served four years. He had two, seven-month deployments to Afghanistan. It was there on his last tour where he suffered a TBI from two IED attacks on the same day. Andrew was very proud of his service and made many lifelong brothers in the Corp, who stayed close and checked up on him frequently. Andrew was an "old soul" from the start. He loved all kinds of music, but mostly 60's and 70's. He loved concerts and music festivals and dancing to them all! His love for his family was evident the minute you walked into his house and saw the gallery of family photos on his walls, and collectibles of family heirlooms and antiques that he cherished. Plants and flowers and whimsical do-dads (as he called them) were his passion as anyone could tell by driving by his house. Andrew was passionate about St. Jude, which he supported every month, and the Wounded Warrior Program. Expressions of sympathy in his memory can be made to either organization. A celebration of life will be planned for some time in the fall.