WATERBURY, ELLIOT, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He was 25.
Charismatic and a brother to all, Elliot greeted everyone with a wonderful sense of humor and a contagious smile. His door was always open and his friends would come into his home without knocking. He was a problem solver, a leader, prone to being stubborn and, as one of his brothers put it, a "big lug." He always saw the best in everyone and everyone thought of him as a best friend.
Elliot was born and raised in St. Petersburg and was a lifetime member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. He grew up on Monterey Boulevard in Snell Isle, on a street where all the neighborhood boys were family and most weekend nights were spent playing manhunt. He played Little League baseball, but is best remembered for his operatic version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame in the outfield. He also played guitar and sang lead vocals in a garage band aptly named "The B-Team."
Elliot was a 2010 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, where he was a member of the swim team, the wrestling team and Interact, a service organization. He attended Florida State University, graduating summa cum laude from the College of Business with dual degrees in Accounting & Finance and a minor in Math in 2014. At FSU, he dedicated his time for several years to the Florida State Foundation as an investment intern. In 2015, he achieved a Master's Degree in Accountancy and Business Valuations from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He was honored as valedictorian.
From Nashville, Elliot moved on to New York City, where he worked as a Business Valuation Associate at Deloitte. His associates at Deloitte fondly referred to him as "Mr. Deloitte." He achieved his CPA in the same summer that he completed phase two of the CFA exam. He ultimately achieved the prestigious CFA title while working full time for Deloitte.
More recently, he was excited to start a new job at CohnReznick in Manhattan working in the field of renewable energies.
Despite his many accomplishments, Elliot was always humble and lived a balanced life. He was an avid runner, completing the Nashville marathon while at Vanderbilt and the New York City marathon in 2016, as well as several Turkey Trots in his hometown and the Harvey's 5K.
Elliot will be dearly missed by his parents, Sandy and Mark Waterbury; two brothers, Ryan and Kyle; a sister, Laura; his grandmothers, Marilyn Greene and Joan Waterbury; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The funeral service is Wednesday June 21st at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd NE, St. Petersburg, at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pinellas Association of Retarded Citizens.