Deceased April 25, 2018
David Grenier died April 25 at age 57 after a brief and sudden illness. David was a devoted husband and father and is survived by Julie, his wife of 31 years, and sons Jonathan ’12 (and wife Rachel ’11), Christopher and Andrew.
David was raised in the small town of Lunenburg, Mass., the son of two teachers. He found his way to Amherst with help from a local alumnus who followed David’s high school baseball games. A talented and competitive athlete, David played football, hockey, baseball and rugby at Amherst. David developed strong friendships with many teammates, fellow members of Delta Upsilon and fellow geology majors. He enjoyed reconnecting with them in recent years.
After Amherst, David returned to Lunenburg and briefly taught and coached at St. Bernard’s High School, where he met his future wife, Julie. David ultimately pursued a career in financial services and settled in nearby Westminster, Mass. David had a long and impactful career that included roles at FleetBoston and Bank of America. He was most passionate about investing and helping others achieve their financial goals. In 2003, David co-founded Cutler Capital Management, where he worked for 12 years. David recently co-founded an investment firm, Balanced Growth Advisors, based in Worcester, Mass.
David served the Worcester community in many capacities, including as a board member at Spectrum Health Systems and the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. David believed in doing his part to serve the community and focused primarily on efforts to improve public health.
David loved spending time with his family at their farm in Danville, Vt. He also enjoyed golfing, pick-up basketball games, horseback riding, hiking and traveling. David was an example to his family and friends of how to live a meaningful and humble life.
Jonathan D. Grenier ’12