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Henry Armero, 19; 2011 Greenwich High Graduate

Memorial service to be held Saturday, Dec. 15.

 

Born March 2, 1993, in Madrid, Spain, Henry grew up in Spain, Mexico City and Greenwich, CT

He passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

Henry graduated from Greenwich High School in 2011 where he was a member of the State Champion Math Team and was the co-founder of the Fictional World History Club. Henry received the Peter Church Memorial Award for Creativity in Math and Science.

He was a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he studied Computer Science and Art in the BXA Program. He had interned last summer at Nvidia Corporation in Silicon Valley and had accepted a position at Dropbox in San Francisco for summer 2013. He was most recently the recipient of an arts grant to create a smartphone app which he called the Smartphonular Synthesizer of Sounds and Camaraderie, with which groups of people would create music by wirelessly linking their smart phones to a central hub equipped with large speakers.

In addition to being a brilliant student whose teachers described his math proofs as works of art, Henry was an avid reader and supremely talented computer programmer, gamer, artist and musician. It was clear to all who knew him that his mind worked on a different level than anybody else's. Yet his joie de vivre and unique sense of humor allowed him to connect and be loved by everyone from 8 to 80. Over 6 feet tall with a shock of brown hair and a distinctive fashion sense, he cut a recognizable figure everywhere he went.

The world has lost a larger than life character who promised so much and was loved and admired by all.

He is survived by his father, Christophe Armero of Riverside, CT.; his mother Sue Armero of Stamford, CT.; his brothers, Alexander and William Armero; his stepmother Jennie Baird, and his stepsiblings Sam and Isabel Baird, as well as family in Spain and the U.K.

A memorial service will be held at at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at Central Middle School, 9 Indian Rock Ln., Greenwich, CT.

The family requests that any one considering sending flowers send a donation instead to the Henry Armero Memorial Award Fund which will be established to recognize Greenwich High School seniors who exhibit Henry’s characteristic imagination, creativity and excellence in Computer Science and Art. Donations can be addressed to the fund and sent to PO Box 255; Old Greenwich, CT 06870.

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