David James Grinnell, age 22, son of E. Lee and Linda F. (Farides) Grinnell, of Twp. Line Rd., Upper Providence Twp., died Thursday evening at his residence, after a ten month battle with brain cancer.
Born in Langhorne Pa., David was a graduate of Spring Ford High School and the Western Center for Technical Studies, where he was a member of the Technical Honor Society. He then graduated from the ITT Technical School in King of Prussia, in 2008, receiving an Associates Degree in Computer & Electronics Engineering, and was presently studying at Phoenix University, in the field of Computer Science education. After ITT, David also worked for a short time at ATI in Collegeville, and during high school he worked part time a the Clemens Market in Trappe, and the Giant Super Market in Limerick.
He was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, the Electronics Technicians Assoc., and was known to be a “video game junky”. He loved bowling, playing chess, and all types of shooting games like paint ball. He was also currently writing a novel in his spare time.
Surviving with his parents is a brother, Brian R. Grinnell, of Upper Providence Twp., and maternal grandparents, Cleon & Claire (Swenson) Farides, of Melbourne Fl., and paternal grandmother, Edna M. (Mandl) Grinnell, of Upper Providence Twp.
Funeral services will be 7 PM Wednesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, Pa. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 PM, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in his memory to: Trappe Ambulance Co., 20 W. 5th Ave., Trappe, Pa. 19426, and or the Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Pottstown & Vicinity, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, Pa. 19464.