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 www.andyskids.org
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.