Obituary of Akiro Elliot Gumanti

September 23, 2023

Funeral Services


September 28, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Crestwood Funeral Home`

445 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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September 29, 2023

11:00 AM

The Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11232

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I met him through a common hobby and it went from there. I will miss him so much. He has brightened up my life. I love you Aki, always.

Posted by: Nian R - , - Friend September 28, 2023

One of our first times hanging out together was when I helped you make your Muzan fit. It was over a three day period that I showed off my terrible sewing skills, you showed me a bunch of food I had never tried, and we both shared pieces of our lives and feelings. We had been friends since and all the times we laughed and were too tired to react and so in the moment that all we could do is smile, all those moments will stay with me forever. I’ll miss you, and I’ll miss you again until we meet once more.

Posted by: Jules Kouroupas - White Plains, NY - Friend September 28, 2023

My favorite memory with Aki was when we met for the first time in person in 2021. We spent time prior just texting and even though we didn’t talk a ton, the bond we still had felt special. When we met for the first time in real life, he was exactly who I thought he would be, in the best way possible. The way we talked through text translated exactly to real life. I couldn’t be more honored to say I was a friend of such an amazing person.

Posted by: Kim Wolyn - Tinton Falls, NJ - Friend September 28, 2023

I met Akiro in 2019 and we instantly became friends. We have so many memories together. I remember how we would get into cosplay together to make funny TikTok videos in your university and take photos around the city. Sometimes when I’m around the city we would just hang out and get boba. I love how we are so comfortable being around each other that we can just be our silly goofy selves. Akiro was so talent in everything. I love watching and dancing with him. I remember trying to break in my ballet pointe and he would just step in to help me. He taught me and other friends how to ballroom dance. Sometimes when we were hanging out, he would just play the piano or sing. He would get really shy about it but I was always amazed and encouraged him to keep going. Thank you Aki for sharing your talent with not just me but to all of us. You are truly amazing. I’m always saying how much I love Akiro and how much of a sweetheart he is. He was always there for you when you’re feeling down. He would even make a fool of himself just to try to make you smile. Akiro will forever be my favorite person in the world. I love you so so so much. I’m so thankful that we have so many precious memories together. I miss you. We will meet again in the future. I love you.

Posted by: Lavie Martinez - Smithtown, Ny - Friend September 28, 2023

I didn't know Aki for very long but he was such a fun person to be with and our friend group won't be the same without his bright presence. The world has lost such a funny & thoughtful friend,caring. We'll all miss him so much. "Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget"

Posted by: Mila F - , New Jersey - Friend September 28, 2023

Aki was a dear friend of our daughter. They met several years ago through a common interest. I remember when she invited him to our home for dinner. He was polite and engaging, smiled a lot, and loved being introduced to homemade Korean food. I remember he especially loved the seaweed salad, and he thanked us profusely before returning home. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by: Steve and KC Veefkind - Mount Vernon, NY - Family Friend September 28, 2023