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David W. Grzebinski Jr.

April 1, 1996October 9, 2020
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GRZEBINSKI, David W. Jr. October 9, 2020 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved son of David & Tammy (nee Rogers). Dear brother of Alyssa (Kevin Guari), Jake and Emma Grzebinski. Cherished grandson of Stanley (late Ikue) Grzebinski and Sharon (late William) Rogers. Also survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins. The family will be present on Wednesday from 3-7 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME 3855 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY where funeral services will follow at 7PM. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired, contributions may be made to the Wilmont Cancer Center, Rochester. Online condolences and donations may be shared at www.hoyfuneralhome.com

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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Kerrie Bondi

October 18, 2020

The RIT Honors Program is proud to call David one of our own. He showed a great strength of character, investing in life and learning. We are grateful to have known him, and saddened by his loss.

Gloria Orsini

October 14, 2020

Dear David,
I remember every time I stopped at your Grandmother Sharon's.
You came to say hello to me. You were such a kind and gentle young man. I really remember how much you loved playing the little dog your grandmother had for a short time. How happy and loving you were with him. I know your grandmother is going to miss you staying with her. I will miss seeing you when I come to visit Sharon. I know the Angels will love you as much as your family and friend do. Gloria

Shirley Burkley

October 14, 2020

David

I watched you as a baby, you grew to be a fine young man. God had a plan ... now you are in his hands 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Jerry and Shirley Burkley

Danielle Jarvis

October 14, 2020

David, my brilliant little cousin, I am so sad that your time with us was so short. I have so many memories of you sharing your intelligence and technology skills with the family. Always quietly observing, you had a knack for figuring out how the world works. I had no idea what a Kindle Paperwhite was until I saw you reading on one, and shortly after that I got myself one that I use daily. Your ability to jump in and write a computer program to manage our family holiday gift exchange amazed me, and I always learned something new when talking with you. I know you had so much more to give to this world, but I hope that you can rest easy now and find peace.
-Danielle

Matthew Avery

October 13, 2020

David was always an interesting person for the years I knew him. Extremely smart and sometimes too smart but it never served him wrong. I always admired his intelligence and how he defended his positions on any topic that it may be about. What I loved most is he never cared too much about what others thought about him and he continued to do what he wanted to and how he wanted to do it. David and I went to a concert last winter downtown and I’ll lever forgot how much fun we had listening to some of our favorite artists. I stood next to him dancing with those ridiculous light up stunner shades that I always wanted to wear but thought I would look funny. David never cared much about what others thought or did and I will truly miss seeing him enjoy the moment as much as he did and I am eternally grateful I got to spend some of those moment with him over the last few years. Miss you brother!

Gary Kostek

October 13, 2020

Your Astroneer worlds were the best man. I still don’t know that game and wouldn’t know it without you, I always really appreciated your helpful tips and pointers even though I was probably a pain at times. It all just seems surreal. We’re all lost without you but you’re in a much better place now. Until we’re gaming again bud!!

Sean Kuerzdoerfer

October 13, 2020

David,

When I was a new kid in a new high school during 10th grade, I was overwhelmed by the prospect of meeting new people and starting a new life there. You, Chris, and Bryan were the first to reach out to me and to invite me to do something. Ultimately, that something became playing airsoft in your backyard with the three of you. Now that I think about it, it was you guys that extended a welcoming reach to have a person that you didn’t know to tag along with some of your weekend routines and perhaps it was just a friendly invitation on your end, but it meant the world to me and made some of that anxiety of starting new, an amazing experience for me.

As a group of friends, we never looked back from there, and even have added more friends to our group with the help of you being one of the people to see this happen. Even when the college came around and the start of our working lives has just begun; the distance between all of us was greater, and other circumstances in our lives became further pressing, you were one of the people that kept this group of friends together and stronger than ever as we navigated life’s obstacles. For this, I am grateful to have met you and I hope that the laughter or enjoyment that we were able to repay you has brought the fulfillment in your life that you have brought to ours.

Ultimately, you are going to another place in your life that none of us here can show you or lend a reaching hand with, and I suppose all we can hope is that you navigate that step as sure as you have been able to navigate the obstacles of your life here. I will miss you and the thousands of hours that we shared together and things will be different without you around. My hope is that one day, when my time comes to navigate that next step just as you have, that somehow I can have you to be a hand reaching out just as you have for me in the past.

You will be missed by many.

-Sean

Hannah Beaton

October 13, 2020

David,

You have been one of my closest friends for almost five years and I'm so grateful for every hour that we spent online together.
While we only saw one another in person three times, a movie night, bowling, and a fire in your backyard, I think we made up for it with all of the Rocket League, other games, and long talks.
I was a late addition to the friend group but you were always the one that made me feel the most like I belonged. Your friendship was a precious gift that I knew was special and one of a kind. We joked about our telepathic connection, how we could finish each other's thoughts or instinctively offer the perfect quip or Office reference to make the other laugh at the right moment. You were my logic and semantics buddy, no one was a match for us when we would start dissecting conversations or picking apart language in good fun.
Your support was unconditional and you are still the only person who could intuitively know how I was feeling or doing. The little ways you'd find to cheer me up are irreplaceable and I'm thankful for each song, cute animal picture, and meme that you ever sent.

Anytime I would try to acknowledge how much you meant to me, you would say, "No you!" and we would enter into a compliment war. You said you would never leave me and you never will. There's a you-sized hole in my life and I dearly hope that someday I'll be able to hug and laugh with you again.
I love and miss you Davru.

Christopher Wrobel

October 13, 2020

David,

We met in middle school, and ended up being friends since. David, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. You got me excited about computers and without your help, I wouldn’t have pursued a career in technology. When we were younger, we played what was probably an unhealthy amount Halo on Xbox 360. It didn’t matter though, because we always had a good time and laughter is the best medicine. We also used to play airsoft in the woods behind your house and have way too much fun, one of those times we even played in a blizzard with 2 feet of snow on the ground. As cold as it was, it was still fun. Then you convinced me to spend almost all the money I made summer of 2010 on a gaming PC. Which I don’t regret one bit. Since then, we’ve played thousands of hours of games together. I think some of the best memories we’ve had are probably on GTA:V. I think we’ve shared more laughs playing GTA in the past few years then most people get in a lifetime. I really wish we could share a few more laughs or even a bonfire where we sat around talking like we knew the answers to life’s hardest questions. Nothing can replace the good times we had.

I’ll miss ya buddy…

Anna Powers

October 13, 2020

David,

You were one of my best and oldest friends. From elementary school, we were always super close, being in the same friend group, playing on the playground or goofing off in the computer lab. When I moved away in 4th grade, you were the only friend I stayed in contact with. We got a little distanced from one another in middle school, but once we were in high school in DDP together, our friendship came roaring back. We were always sitting next to one another, always working together. PLTW wouldn't have been the same without you. We worked on the final project in senior year. I had always thought that at RIT we'd do the same after our 5 years.
In college, we saw each other regularly. First year we hung out every few weeks as we readjusted to college life. Second year we were together almost every day. We played video games together on discord with your other friends. You programmed the lights in your room so I could change them randomly, sometimes I would do so in the middle of the night and you'd text me asking if it was me. You even set up a live cam for your dogs so you could see them, and shared that link so I could see them too. The next 2 years were on and off, since we were on opposite co-op blocks, but that's when you got diagnosed. I made sure to see you a few times during your internship, and we talked all the time. You even came and visited me a few times when you were in Rochester after a doctors appointment. You always made time for me. When we were finally back on campus together, we always ate lunch together, crossroads being your favorite place to eat. I visited your apartment and you would come to my dorm room. We would play video games or just talk about life.
We hung out a few times after I graduated, and just before you came home before the covid quarantine. We talked constantly. You will always be my oldest friend. I love you, and I will miss you terribly.
-Anna

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