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Andrew Scrivner

November 30, 1972 — February 17, 2022

James Andrew Scrivner, 48, lived life to the fullest until his unexpected death at his home in Windsor, CO on February 17, 2022. Andrew was born to Barbara Lynne MacCornack and James Loyd Scrivner on July 5, 1973, in Hobbs, NM. From early childhood, Andrew demonstrated high levels of curiosity about how things worked. Naturally this led to him seeing no problem at all when taking objects apart. Andrew attended the Montessori Pre-School in Hobbs excelling in reading, mathematics, and mischief. He was a passionate and voracious reader choosing from a wide range of subjects and cultures. By age twelve, he had read The Iliad and the Odyssey, causing his mother to marvel and feel slightly intimidated. While at Burke Junior High School, Andrew received two commendations for the highest points in Basic Communication and Creative Writing along with one for leading his team to winning First Place in the State of Colorado National Knowledge Master Open Competition. His principal, William Katzer, recognized his strong intellectual curiosity, good problem analysis, great recall skills and willingness to take positive risks. These life-long traits became ones were deeply appreciated by all who knew him. Andrew continued the long-held family tradition of attending Camp Cheley in Estes Park, CO. There, he developed his love of wearing cowboy boots, hats, and riding horses. Tortilla, peanut butter sandwiches made him cringe and complain. After attending Kent Denver Country Day, he graduated from Boulder High School in 1991. He was passionate about travel believing the world was his oyster. Much time was spent in locations such as Mexico, Japan, Israel, Bali, and Thailand. Andrew's work history included becoming an intern and systems administrator for CU-Boulder's Information and Technology Services; Weblogic Labs Administrator - BEA Systems; Senior Systems Administrator for Technical Infrastructure Group Oppenheimer Funds; EverNote Corporation; NextStep Electric and as a co-founder of a current start-up company Sets, Inc. of Broomfield, CO. For the past ten years, he was employed by Hewlett Packard Helion and HP Enterprise in Ft. Collins, CO. There he excelled in global and telecom relationships. Prior to death, his title at HPE was Solution Architect and Telco Lab Administrator. In 2017, Andrew was most proud of winning the coveted HP17 Data Center Infrastructure Group Global Rock Star Award. As a member of the Grand Lake Yacht Club (GLYC), he learned to sail on a family-owned Laser achieving that year's "Racing Skipper." Later, he raced a M20 sailboat with his stepfather, Robert Leutwiler. Andrew developed and kept wonderful, long-term friendships with his GLYC sailing buddies. His gentle heart, enormous sense of humor, and willingness to always be of assistance will be lovingly remembered by all. Andrew was an avid golfer, skier, fisherman, and chef extraordinaire. When he reached the top of Andrew's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, he phoned his mother laughing and crying at the same time reflecting the clarity of his voice, emotion and appreciation for having made it. In December of 2018, he studied for and secured his coveted Tortuga Diver's license under master instructor Richard Waler at the Morritt's Tortuga Club in Grand Cayman where he hoped to dive again this up-coming May. Swimming with the dolphins was of enormous importance and pleasure, too. A Renaissance gentleman, Andrew was a connoisseur of fine Bourbon, world class cigars, all genres of music, and Texas BBQs. He was a member of Saints and Sinners, a private cigar and bourbon club. His passion for life's finer things resulted in collections of fine watches, unique artwork, beautiful clothes, shoes. Being in the solitude of nature was like a warm salve of restoration and salvation. He loved all wildlife but particularly hummingbirds, eagles, chipmunks, and ravens. Grand Lake was where he called home. Andrew received commendations from Boulder community leaders for being an excellent citizen. These commendations ranged from saving a woman from a man breaking into her house leading to an arrest, rescuing a little boy and his dog having fallen through ice, to having interfered with a robbery, and aiding a wounded pedestrian. Andrew was charming, disarming; witty and eccentric; electric and brainy; bold, dashing, a good listener, and wickedly funny. He was like "a gentle giant" choosing love, and kindness for those around him. What happened to Andrew is a tragedy of immense proportions. He fought his bouts of depression and demons valiantly, knocking them down, making all of us so proud. For several weeks prior to his passing, Barbara had been worried about him. Unfortunately, there were no outward signs to cause major alarm. Mental illness, depression, and genetic predisposition, should never, ever be ignored by family or medical personnel. Please support your local non-profit mental health organizations. Become educated, stay close to those whom you love and who are undergoing difficulties, and, always reach out to professionals for yourself or others. Please allow Andrew's passing to come to the aid of others. If you or someone you know requires immediate help, please call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Andrew is survived by his mother, Barbara MacCornack Leutwiler; step-father Robert L. Leutwiler of Boulder, CO; brother James Brandon Scrivner of Longmont, CO; aunt Dianne A.M. Lazaroff of St. Louis, MO; step-mother, Julie Scrivner, of Omaha, NE; and a half Vietnamese sister, Kim Phuong Vo of TX. He was preceded in death by his father, James Loyd Scrivner; grandparents Richard J. and Joan A. MacCornack; Loyd and Isabel Scrivner; uncles Richard W. and Gary Scrivner. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at St. Aidan's Episcopal church, 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO with Fr. Steve Wengrovia officiating. For those unable to attend in person, a zoom is available at: http://www.tinyurl.com/aidanzoom, ID 303 882 1549; password 10000. A light luncheon will follow the service. Private burials will take place at Green Mountain Cemetery; Grand Lake, CO; and Grand Cayman Island. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in J. Andrew Scrivner's name to Mental Health Partners/SHERMAN OFFICE, Philanthropy Dept, 1455 Dixon Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026; or Grand Lake Sailing Foundation to support National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), P.O. Box 624 Granby, CO 80446.
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Saturday, April 23, 2022

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St. Aidan's Episcopal Church

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