Howie, thank you for the times you made us all smile. I remember you as being a warm, compassionate, endearing and loving person who everyone wanted to have nearby. Remember the first year of boarding school together at Deerfield? 4-Year man! How we were learning about our new home and how to survive being away from our families? I won't forget your laugh, your funny side and how you made us feel better even if it was hanging around the breakfast table Sunday mornings or making goals on the lacrosse field. I so wish I could have caught up with you before this happened. Thank you for being my friend, Howie. I'll really miss you. I hope that I made you proud to be my friend while you were here. Please rest well, my friend.
Andrew Rollert, friend
You were so young. I'm so sorry. I hope your death has not been in vain. I would like to contact your cousin who lives in Altolar. Here is my address -- firstname.lastname@example.org. I send my deepest condolences to your parents, especially to your mother since I am a mother, too. God keeps you in his glory forever.
Nelly from Canada, friend of the family.