Andrew McMorris was no ordinary boy.Andrew was born with a sense of wonder and amazement of the world around him, and he never lost the ability to be awed by and delighted with all it had to offer.Andrew was an artful child, and he channeled his abundant creativity through painting, acting, singing, and playing his piano, guitar, mandolin and ukulele. Always up for a costume, Andrew was Tin Man in his 5th grade production of The Wizard of Oz and of course Michael Jackson.Andrew was an active kid, and was often on the rosters of community soccer and basketball teams. This year, Andrew joined his middle school cross country team and had looked forward to running with his team in his first meet this week. He loved to ski, and looked forward to long weekends and fresh powder. He loved being outdoors, especially hiking and camping trips with his friends in Troop 161.Andrew was a dedicated community member, providing years of service through his participation with his Boy Scout Troop, Cub Scouts, and various school organizations. Serving in Boy Scouts was an honor Andrew was proud of. He dedicated to obtaining the highest honor of Eagle Scout. He participated in countless fundraisers, community clean-ups, and other projects such as tree planting and gardening.He loved to travel, and was always up for trips, visits and excursions. Together with his family, Andrew toured parts of Hawaii and Alaska, explored Paris, France, London, England and sailed Disney cruises.Bright and hardworking, Andrew was an Honor Roll student. Classmates, teachers and friends found him sometimes silly, always funny and, occasionally, a bit cheeky. He was a friend to everyone and showed kindness to all.Andrew was a loving son to Alisa and John, and a dedicated brother to Arianna. And to our larger SWR community of parents and children, Andrew was our 'son from another mother' and our 'other brother.'But more than any other characteristic, what stands out about Andrew is his desire to fly and his passion for aviation.Andrew wanted to fly before he could walk. Airplanes, helicopters and rockets were the obsession of his life, and he achieved his first piloting goal this past summer during AeroCamp. Andrew was occasionally chided by parents, coaches and teachers for having his head in the clouds, but for Andrew, that only made sense. He wanted his whole self in the clouds, broken free of the bonds of this earth, borne up into an endless sky, with nothing but blue around him and horizon ahead, aloft and away .' .' .Fly high, Andrew.

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  1. Our hearts and prayers are with you���������

  2. Our hearts and prayers are with you���������

  3. My family and I are praying for you all everyday. We are just devastated by the loss of your beautiful boy.. We are so very sorry.

  4. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Sincerely, Jan Schaffer (Aunt of Katie Abatelli )

  5. There are no words to express the sadness we feel for you all. God bless the McMorris, Abitelli and Licari family. May Andrew rest in GodΓÇÖs eternal peace.

  6. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious Andrew. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring you comfort during this time of grief. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Hi, I am Tina McKay (Brandon’s) good friend and I just wanted to share my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My son is a fellow Boy Scout and we pray for all of you.

  8. All the scouts, parents and committee members of Troop 414 Center Moriches offer you our heartfelt condolences for the family, friends and brother Scouts of Andrew. This tragic happening hits close to all our hearts. Everyone is in our thoughts & prayers. Dolores Vlismas, Committee Member

  9. Sending love and hugs to all of you. Sweet AndrewΓÇÖs memories will stay with everyone who met him. He was a very special child. Andrew loved to share all of his wonderful stories about his very loving mom, dad, sister, and grandparents. He was full of life and enjoyed every minute of it. Andrew was such a hard worker in our 5th grade class. He enjoyed entertaining our class with his talented music. We had ΓÇ£coffee shop∩┐╜ music to enjoy when Andrew performed for us. He shared his zest for life with us and lit up our classroom. Sending hugs to all…. we all love you Andrew!

  10. May the Lord keep you at peace and heal your hearts in these hard times of grief. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you and your family. May Andrew rest lovingly in peace.

  11. Our deepest condolences go out to the McMorris family during this inconceivably difficult time. We cannot imagine your suffering, but we pray that God will wrap his healing love around you and your family. May you always keep Andrew’s memory alive in your hearts.

  12. All the scouts, scoutmasters, committee members and parents of Troop 229 of Selden offer you our heartfelt condolences to the McMorris family, friends and brother Scouts of Andrew. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  13. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord watch over and protect all of you. God’s blessings. Love, Linda Lee

  14. We are a Boy Scout Family (Troop 517 Rockville Centre) and have been following this tragedy as it unfolded last weekend. We are very sorry for the loss of your son Andrew. Our sincere condolences to you, the rest of the family, friends, Leaders & Scouts of Troop 161. God Bless you all.

  15. On behalf of myself and the staff of the BSA’s Wood Badge Course N2-386-18, I’d like to extend sincere condolences to the entire family. There are no words that I can write that will truly comfort one in times such as these. Please know that our thoughts are with you. God bless Andrew.

  16. May angels watch over Andrew always. May St. George, the Patron Saint of Scouting watch over him, your family and Troop 161 always. We as a Troop pray for all of you and offer love and support.The Scouts, leaders and family of Troop 109.

  17. Andrew recieved his wings before anyones heart was ready. An amazing young scout our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Troop 414 Center Moriches and the Sigerson family sends our love and support

  18. Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers For your family’s loss����

  19. Troop 438 Bohemia wishes to give it’s deepest condolences to the McMorris family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Andrews spirit live on.

  20. All the scouts, scoutmasters, committee members and parents of Troop 89 of Hillsborough, NJ offer you our heartfelt condolences to the McMorris family. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  21. Sending you our deepest condolences. Our hearts break for you all! We pray you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories of your precious son.

  22. We are so very sorry for the loss of your son Andrew. Will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you work through this. Please know the entire Long Island scouting community is standing along side you in love and support. God Bless… BSA Troop 34, Girl Scout Troop 954 and Cub Scout Pack 406 – Huntington Station

  23. FLIGHT by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthOf sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring thereI’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager craft through footless halls of air…Up, up the long, delirious, burning blueI’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy graceWhere never lark or even eagle flew –And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trodThe high untrespassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

  24. HIGH FLIGHT by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirthOf sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred thingsYou have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swungHigh in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring thereI’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flungMy eager craft through footless halls of air…Up, up the long, delirious, burning blueI’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy graceWhere never lark or even eagle flew –And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trodThe high untrespassed sanctity of space,Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

  25. there are no words have been praying for you since I have heard even though you do not know me i am praying for you My son was a scout and my husband is very active in scouts we have been praying every day may your son rest in peace

  26. Young man, your work here on earth is done and our Lord has called you to stand by his side. You made such a positive impact on our community and your spirit is what continues to bring the community together. ~Fly high young Scout. Those who follow you will take it from here.

  27. We pray God will provide the strength needed now and your cherished memories forever. God bless you always.

  28. This amazing boy was taken from us, he will be missed by all. May all the great things he accomplished in his 12 years live on through his family and his friends. Love to John, Alisa, Arianna and family.

  29. May this young man rest in peace. Wishing his family peace and love and comfort from their cherished memories.

  30. I am sending my deepest condolences. This is something that should have never happened. My prayers are with all of the McMorris Family.Fly high Andrew and May the Angels take you under there Wings.. Rest Easy 💙��💙

  31. Dear McMorris Family,We are saddened to hear of your loss.Our deepest sympathies to you and please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  32. Our prayers are with you, and our condolences and sorrow are deeper than can be expressed by words. Love and Prayers, Brianne Munson and Family

  33. Now you fly higher than the eagles…..and you will ALWAYS be the wind to help us fly high. Fly, fly, fly high against the sky. So high…….you now touch the sky. Thank you, thank God for you………the wind beneath our wings.

  34. From. Suffolk county citizens PoliceAcademy / outreach: we want toExtend our prayers and condolenceFor boy scout andrew mcmorris andFamily.god is with you all .godsHands are around you and youAre loved . gods will help you throughThis time thats so so hard.Ms burwin outreach

  35. I am overwhelmed with emotion and heartache for your wonderful family. Please know that Andrew left an indelible mark on each and every person he met. No one can make sense of this horrific tragedy, but hopefully, as some point, you will find comfort in the knowledge that Andrew is held in Gods loving hands.

  36. There are no words that can comfort you and your family during this difficult time. My family are praying for you and your family, in the hopes that time…and the comfort of our lord and savior eases your pain. God bless you all.Rachel Colin your TP family.

  37. I didn’t know Andrew or his family, but this story really touched my heart. What a beautiful obituary to honor a young man who seemed to have a profound impact at such a tender age. My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family, circle of friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

  38. There are no words to express the sorrow we feel at the loss of Andrew, one very special boy. May the Lord give you strength during this terrible time.

  39. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s family and his Scouting family. May our Heavenly Father give you the strength and guidance to remember Andrew and to carry on his legacy in true Boy Scout tradition.

  40. On behalf of the Cub Scout Pack 377 Family at Arrowhead Elementary School in East Setauket, we send our condolences and love. We will keep Andrew, his family and his friends and Scouting Family in our thoughts and prayers.

  41. I dont know your son IM so sorry for your loss,keeping your family in my prayers at this difficult time GOD bless you all.

  42. On behalf of Pack 340 Smithtown, we offer you our deepest condolences. There are no words we can offer to express how sorry we are to have heard about Andrew’s sudden passing. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers during this time.

  43. As part of your family-in-Christ from Trinity Church, we offer our prayers to you and your family that the Lord hold you in His arms and comfort you.

  44. So very sorry for the tragic loss of your precious Andrew.Our earth is full of pain, suffering, and sorrow. Losing a loved one in death was never part of our Grand Creators purpose for humans. God has promised to reunite us with our loved ones and to do away with our greatest enemy death.Isaiah 25:8: ‘He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken it.’ Revelation 21: 3,4 promises: ‘With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ΓÇ£Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.ΓÇ»And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.∩┐╜May the hope in these scriptures bring you comfort and strength to endure during this difficult time. please visit jw.orgmost sincerelyd mullin

  45. You donΓÇÖt know us. I have been crying since reading about your precious Son in Newsday. Today, while riding to Riverhead, we saw all Red ribbons on poles along Route 25. Tears started flowing again. We pray God will keep your family strong. A beautiful boy. We are so sorry.

  46. IΓÇÖm truly sorry for the loss of your son,grandson,nephew,brother,great grandson etc.He will forever be in our hearts.

  47. Your love for Andrew will keep you moving forward on your darkest of days. Please know that he knows your pain and will do whatever it takes to give peace to your broken souls. Much love from a bereaved mom to a grieving family.

  48. On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 8039, Plattsburgh, NY, our sincerest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  49. On behalf of Troop 64 of Coram, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow scouters. He will forever be in our hearts.

  50. The North Riding Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution would like to send loving thoughts to the entire McMorris Family. We are very close to Sally McMorris and are so sorry for her loss. In DAR friendship and sympathy,Ves Gottlieb

  51. Hi. my name is madison zelin. Andrew was a a good friend to me, in fact, at my best friend, Carter Rubin’s birthday party, Andrew and I got really close. One of the things we discussed at the party was our future and what we wanted to do. Andrew said he wanted to try out for AGT, become a pilot, travel ‘everywhere and more’! He danced at that party like MJ himself. . . i never saw him dance again since then, that party was just a few weeks before he passed. Andrew and I have texted, been in many plays together, summer, school. We shared so many great memories. My favorites were High school musical and urine town the plays, he made me laugh so much and he was just so talented and always talked about how much of a ladies man he was, in the halls at school where we’d see each other and fist bump or high five, or he’d just moon walk and give me silly looks, and of course how much of an inspiration he was to me, andrew was so talented in everything he set his mind to, he was a role model. I miss andrew coming into my advisory to play instruments and talk to us(Gross’s advisory), i miss how he would always make me laugh, i miss him at chorus and the play this year, i just miss his smile. . . I was not Andrew’s best friend, maybe if he was still alive we could’ve become even closer and maybe eventually become best friends but we weren’t given that chance, but Andrew still meant so much to me. I miss him every day, i can’t stop thinking about him and how he died, even now in march. This community has suffered too many losses to handle. I saw Kallie the day she died. . .I still am not fully over her death. I want to make a change in this world in honor of Andrew! I want no more young boys or anyone to die due to DWI! There needs to be a change in this world, what happened to Andrew isn’t right, it’s not okay! I try to act like i’m okay but i’m really not inside. I am the scarecrow in this year’s musical the wiz, played by Micheal Jackson in the movie, i am honored to have the chance to honor andrew and his idol, i can’t wait. In honor of andrew we all need to be the best version of ourselves because he was always the best version of him! every night i think about him before bed and i cn’t help but cry. What happened to this little boy isn’t fair, he didn’t deserve this, no one does. When my mom told me that a 7th grade boyscout had died from my school, immediatly I said don’t be andrew please don’t let it be him, i will never be the same. I miss him so much and i can’t even begin to fantasise how his family is feeling, Mrs. and mr. and arianna Mcmorris, you are the strongest people i have ever met, stay strong. I love you Andrew, and I will never forget to you, keep on flying high with MJ buddy! Love, maddie∩┐╜∩┐╜≡ƒÆÖ≡ƒÿó≡ƒîÄ∩┐╜≡ƒÄñ≡ƒÄ╣≡ƒô╖≡ƒÄ¡≡ƒÄ╕≡ƒÄ╢does anyone know where and what i should write in the letter regarding the case of Tomas Murphy for andrew? because i would really like to write one for the court case.

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