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John T. Grandefeld

February 12, 1978 — September 24, 2022

John Theodore Grandefeld of Eastchester, New York, passed away unexpectedly on September 24, 2022. He was 44 years old. John was born in New Rochelle, NY, to John Junius and Dian Grandefeld, and was a loving brother to Kristin and James. 


John was an avid sailor and spent his childhood summers at the Larchmont Shore Club, a place he enjoyed visiting for the rest of his life. John was a free spirit and an avid athlete. During high School he played soccer, hockey and tennis and always took advantage of all life’s experiences. He loved traveling, hiking, fishing, camping- which was his favorite- and on occasion gold mining in Alaska. John completed a number of triathlons and half marathons and was very proud of his medals. 


John attended Manhattan College where he studied computer science. After college John worked for; the first online resume program. While working in web development as a consultant, he moved to Hawaii.  He surfed and explored the Hawaiian coastline while immersing himself in Hawaiian culture and embracing the Aloha spirit. John returned to New York in 2010. He worked for Marvel Comics and for PhotoShelter.


John will be remembered as intelligent, loving, caring, charming and adventurous. He lived life to its fullest and loved to tell stories about his adventures. 


John is survived by his parents John and Dian Grandefeld, his sister Kristin (Keith) Murray, his brother James (Jessica) Grandefeld. His proudest role was being Uncle to his five nieces and nephews; Luke & Asha Murray, James, Maggie and Blake Grandefeld. He will also be missed by extended family, many friends and everyone who knew him.


A celebration of John’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham New York on Thursday September 29th from 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at Church of the Holy Family, 83 Clove Road, New Rochelle, New York on Friday September 30th at 10:30am. Interment will be private. For more information or to leave a condolence please

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

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