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My brother died on December 23rd 2007 from injuries he sustained in a car accident the day before.

We have established a memorial golf tournament in his honor

His obituary is below:
Laughlin, Andrew Joseph "AJ", "Andy", "Ange", "Rooney", "Andy Joe"
Chili: 22 Years old, born September 4, 1985, died December 23, 2007. Predeceased by his loving paternal grandparents, Roland and Margaret (Zoll) Laughlin, and his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret (Beasley) Parlato. Andrew will be missed beyond imagination by his parents, Dennis J. and Trina M. (Parlato) Laughlin, formerly of Buffalo, NY, now residing in Rochester, NY. Andrew is the beloved brother of Geoffrey C. Laughlin of Chicago, IL, Kristen M. Laughlin of Chicago, IL, and Sharon L. (Joseph) Kramer of N. Tonawanda, NY. Andrew leaves behind so many people that he watches over. He is survived by countless friends in Buffalo, Erie, and Rochester. His extended family includes his most loved nephew, Ethan Elliot Laughlin; his godfather, Sandy Cypressi; godmother, Colleen Burke; scores of aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his truly beloved Lisa J. Sanders of E. Amherst, NY. Andy was a Renaissance man, entrepreneur, comedian, volunteer, athlete and friend. So short a life yet each moment most fully lived. His generosity of spirit has allowed him to give the gift of life to many people waiting for organ transplants. His life lives on in them as it does in all of us who loved him.
Family and friends are invited to his calling hours, Thursday, December 27th and Friday, December 28th, from 5-8pm at ALVAH HALLORAN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 2125 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624, (585) 247-7590. Funeral followed by burial ceremony will be held at St. Pius the Tenth Church, 2998 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624, on Saturday, December 29th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Buffalo or Rochester Chapter of the Salvation Army in his honor, 70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604, or 960 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202.

Keek's Blog

Maybe Sing Him Back to Living

Posted on August 28, 2008 at 3:30am 0 Comments

It's Saturday August 23rd at 4:46 am and I am either unable or unwilling to sleep. In an hour and a half it will be the eight month anniversary of my brother's death. Until I realize that his brain steam actually herniated in New York, so I guess it's really in a half an hour. I muse about the idea of walking down to watch the sun rise on by the lake and give myself a moment of solace after a never ending night. I can't sleep because I came home tonight knowing I needed a grief night. I've… Continue

Musings of an Insomniac

Posted on May 3, 2008 at 3:30am 0 Comments

Musings of an Insomniac

Apparently New York is not only the state in which resides the city that never sleeps but is the second home to the amazing twenty five year old girl who never sleeps. I haven't slept since I landed three days ago. I watch reruns and read old newspapers and do anything but sleep. Some of this may have to do with the fact that when I am here I sleep in my dead brother's bed staring at the wrapped christmas presents I bought him and he never got to open. Some of… Continue

My Eulogy for My Brother December 23rd 2007

Posted on December 23, 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I don't need to tell anyone in this room why my brother was one of the most amazing people you could have met. You could have met my brother for thirty seconds and known that this…this was somebody special. Even less you could have never met my brother and have seen at the funeral home or even here today how many people in his short twenty-two years he had touched, not in a fleeting fashion, but in a deeply profound life altering way. Each of us has our own story of Andy. Each of us has a… Continue

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At 9:46am on December 29, 2008, toni hoce said…
Hello Keek
My name is Toni and I to lost a sibling very recently. She was my middle sister her name is Donna. She died oct 2 one day before my birthday of a brain anurism. I have lost loved one's in my life but never a sibling. I am still trying to find away to deal with her loss. She is on my mind daily in my thoughts, or little things pop up that has me remembering something about her.

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