Henry Armero, 19, passed away on Dec. 7 and is being remembered by family and friends as “a brilliant mind and a creative soul who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.”Born in Madrid, Spain, Mr. Armero grew up in Spain, Mexico City and Greenwich and graduated in 2011 from Greenwich High School, where he was a member of the state champion math team and co-founder of the Fictional World History Club. While there he received the Peter Church Memorial Award for Creativity in Math and Science.
Mr. Armero was in his second year at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he studied computer science and art in the BXA Program. He had interned last summer at Nvidia Corp. 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 that he called the Smartphonular Synthesizer of Sounds and Camaraderie, which would enable groups of people to create music by wirelessly linking their smartphones to a central hub equipped with large speakers.
His family described him as a brilliant student whose teachers called his math proofs works of art, an avid reader and a “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,” his family said. “Yet his joie de vivre and unique sense of humor allowed him to connect and be loved by everyone from 8 to 80. … The world has lost a larger-than-life character who promised so much and was loved and admired by all.”
Mr. Armero is survived by his father, Christophe Armero of Riverside, his mother, Sue Armero of Stamford, his brothers, Alexander and William Armero, his stepmother, Jennie Baird, and his step-siblings, Sam and Isabel Baird, as well as by family in Spain and the United Kingdom.
A memorial service will be held at Central Middle School at 9 Indian Rock Lane on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2.
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 GHS seniors who exhibit Henry’s characteristic imagination, creativity and excellence in computer science and art.
Donations may be addressed to the fund and sent to P.O. Box 255, Old Greenwich CT 06870.
—by the staff