Andrew David Lacativa, of White Plains, passed away April 8, 2019. He was 25. Andrew was born May 7, 1993 in White Plains, to Michele Schaffel and Steven Lacativa. He was a 2011 graduate of White Plains High School, and a student at Pace University, working with children with autism. After his high school graduation, Andrew served his country in the United States Marines from 2011-2015.
Andrew is survived by his parents Michele and Steven, his brother Marc Lacativa, his sister Jessica Lacativa, his maternal grandparents Mona and Marvin Aronow, loved one Kelsey Lacativa, his two dogs Shadow and Pancake, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family extends special thanks to Andrew's Aunt Ilisa for all her support of Andrew and to the family at this difficult time.
Andrew will be sorely missed by the countless people who were affected by his gentle and loving nature. In his short and storied life, his presence was large and treasured. He had an astounding ability to touch the lives of everyone he met, no matter how brief their interaction was. Regardless of what anybody was going through, he could put a smile on his or her face, and brighten up their day. Even though Andrew was a tough Marine, his soul was too gentle for this world. He felt more for others than himself. He will be forever remembered by all he came in contact with.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Andrew's name to Paws 4 People. paws4people.org