Scarborough – Andrew Roger Rathmell, age 23, much-loved son and brother, died on Sunday, April 11, 2021. We lost Andrew when he succumbed to depression and took his own life.
Andrew was born in Austin, Texas on August 20, 1997 and moved to Scarborough, Maine when he was 1 month old. In 2015, he graduated from Scarborough High School and then went on to attend Brandeis University, where in 2019, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology and Biology.
Andrew grew up with his younger sister, Sylvia, sharing silliness, meals around the table and Swedish celebrations. He was an avid gamer, enjoying computer games, board games and card games with family and friends. Andrew was also fond of cooking and food, making his own ice cream recipes and perfecting roasted Brussels sprouts. He enjoyed being with family and taking trips, including a cruise to Alaska, biking and kayaking in Sweden and Norway, hiking and biking at National Parks and visits to family in Sweden and all over the United States. Andrew was kind, helpful, intelligent and funny.
Andrew is survived by his parents, Mark and Karina Rathmell and his sister, Sylvia Rathmell, of Scarborough, Maine; grandparents Robert and Bonnie Rathmell, of Murphy, Texas; grandmother Maj Wiese, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
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