Andrew Sean Kries, 14, of Washington, NJ, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Hackettstown Hospital, from an unforeseen heart condition.
Born: On July 28, 1991, in Flemington, NJ, he was a son of Kenneth and Heather Kries.
Personal: A lifelong resident of Washington, Andrew was an 8th grader at Warren Hills Middle School, where he was on the track team. Andrew also did volunteer work at the Association of Retarted Citizens, working side by side with the carpenters of Local 620 in Madison, NJ on a large project last spring and planned on doing other work there as he loved it, as he loved everything in life.
He loved to fish, hike, and camp; enjoyed robotics, and liked inventing things. He also enjoyed singing and spending time with his friends.
Memberships: Andrew Attended the Port Colden United Methodist Church in Port Colden, NJ. He attained the rank of life scout in Troop 157 in Washington. and was pursuing his Eagle Scout project, the highest and most coveted honor in Boy Scouting. He completed his Ordeal and Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow Pahaquarry Lodge #2. He was den chief for the Cub Scouts Packs 145 and 146. He was also Lodge chief of OA Northwest New Jersey. He was also a member of REBEL, a community action group against alcohol & drug abuse.
Survivors: In addition to his loving parents, Kenneth and Heather, he is survived by two brothers, Jason and Michael; a sister, Megan; maternal grandmother, Doris Nordstrom; a sister-in-law, Alyssa; Steven, who is considered to be an adopted brother; many loving and caring family members and friends; and his two dogs, Raven and Mindy.
Services: Visitation will be held Friday from 12 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Warren Hills/Ford Memorial Home, 234 W. Washington Avenue, Washington, NJ. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street, Washington, NJ. Burial will be in Montana Mountain Cemetery, Harmony, NJ. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Warren Hills/Ford Memorial Home, Washington, NJ. To send online condolences visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scout Troop 157, 40 East Church Street, Washington, NJ 07882; or to the Port Colden United Methodist Church, 193 Broad Street, Washington, NJ 07882.
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