1953 – 2004

RUMFORD – Jon B. Grebanier, 50, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Rumford Community Hospital after a long illness.

Born in New York City on Sept. 22, 1953, he was the son of Joseph and Lillian (Greenberg) Grebarnier. He studied the cello at the High School of Music and Art and attended Queensborough College for environmental studies and he also attended schools for piano tuning and locksmithing.

He was a self-employed house painter by day and a musician, songwriter and composer by night. He performed in many rock and pop bands on the bass, keyboards and vocals. His original compositions in light rock and jazz pop are copyrighted.

He was a member of the Songwriters Guild of America. He was a student of philosophy and believed in unity and truth in all faiths. He was a noble soul who achieved great levels of creativity, compassion and grace. He loved nature and was a friend to all creatures.

He was married in Bath, N.H., on Nov. 28, 1985, to his beloved wife Cecilia Vistica who survives of Andover.

Other survivors include his dear mother, Lillian of New York; sister, Marian of Oregon; brothers, Michael and his wife Sharon of California, and Paul and his wife Linda of New York; close sister and friend, Alice of New Jersey; sisters-in-law, Maria of Mass., and Gloria and her husband Steven of New York; a brother-in-law, Gregory of New Jersey; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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