Andrew E. Monroe

September 16, 1991March 13, 2011
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MONROE, Andrew, 19, a lifelong resident of Sarasota entered into rest March 13, 2011. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 at Riverview High School Rambowl. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Gallias. Survivors include his parents, Samuel and Stacey Monroe; brothers, Eric Ginnaris, Capt. U.S. Army and wife Kristi, Aaron Ginnaris, Florida Medical Reserve; paternal grandmother, Beverly Pitts; paternal grandfather, Archie Monroe and wife Shirley; maternal grandmother, Mary Gallias; maternal great-grandmother, Liberty Papoulas; aunts, Liberty Crossetti and husband Michael, Alice Pitts, Bonnie Anz-Monroe; girlfriend, Caiti Ward; one niece; eight cousins.

Andrew was a 2010 graduate of Riverview High School. He was currently attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Meyers. Soccer was his life he played for Sarasota United Soccer League for 10 years, was a member of Suncoast Spartans U19 Boys, a goal trainer, a referee for club and high school soccer, and was a member of Manasota Soccer Referee Association. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Andrew Monroe and Sean Leonard "The Boys in Red" Memorial Scholarship Fund, at FC Sarasota, PO Box 17936, Sarasota, FL 34276.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 18, 2011

Andrew E. Monroe

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Eric Giannaris

April 26, 2011

I still miss you everyday little buddy. I feel so helpless when I think about it. Don't be afraid to talk to us in our dreams. We love you,

Eric, Kristi, and little Olivia

Nick Gallias

April 22, 2011

Stacy and Sam, I am so very sorry for your loss of Andrew.
Even though Rhonda and I don't see you very often, we feel the grief for you.

Please feel free to call if you need anything.

Nick and Rhonda Gallias

Milan P

April 19, 2011

RIP Brother.

Jean & Pat O'Hara

March 25, 2011

Our daughter, Lauren, knew Andrew thru friends and soccer. We, too, have felt the loss of a child when we lost Lauren recently to cancer. Know that many people – friends, family, people you don’t know grieve with you. The times we met Andrew, he was courteous, charismatic, energetic and full of passion as many have described him. May you find peace in cherishing the happy times with Andrew.
With sincere sympathy,

Wendy & Phil LaMacchia

March 25, 2011

Stacey, Sam, Eric and Aaron,

We feel blessed to have known Andrew these past eight years. His short time here has impacted so many in such a positive way it's truly amazing. We will cherish all the wonderful memories we shared throughout those years. May God hold you close during this difficult time. We love you and are here for you always!

Nelson & Lori Webster

March 23, 2011

Our prayers go out to your family at this time of grief. Andrew touched so many lives and his passing will have a lifelong effect of his young friends. He will be forever with us!

March 22, 2011

The ultimate sacrifice they have given is beyond any words. God Bless the
families and loved ones that have had to endure the pain of losing their HERO.
My sympathies, prayers, love and respect are with you all.

Aaron I am Sorry for your loss,

SGT Brad Dioguardi, Ft. Gordon GA
SPC Paul Turnbull, Ft Carson CO

Candy Rose

March 22, 2011

Andrew was a special person that I found to be "full of life"! His personality shined through his eyes. You could feel his excitement and passion through his smile. I had the opportunity to capture it through my camera during many soccer games. The action shots were fun to take and even more fun to share with him to hear his take on what he was doing/feeling at the time! I will miss who he was to become...

David & Jennifer Valentin

March 21, 2011

Andrew, you will be missed. Sam & Stacey, my heart goes out to you. I have been praying for you & will continue to pray for everyday. I hope you will find comfort in the knowledge that your son has touched so many lives in his short time on this earth. I know our neighborhood will not be the same without him. Every time I see kids playing or hear their laughter on our street I will think of Andrew. I will smile to know he once blessed this street and all the people that lived here. ... Jennifer, David, Valerie, Cody, Shelby, & Darah Valentin

Sherry Tanski

March 21, 2011

Dear Stacey, Sam, Eric and Aaron...I know there is nothing that will ever take away the pain you are all experiencing, but we want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I was closer and could just wrap my arms around you and hold you. I have always found some comfort in the following Native American Prayer, and I hope that maybe it will give you just a bit of comfort knowing that Andrew will always be with you and everyone who ever met him.

I give you this one thought to keep--
I am with you still--I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone--
I am with you still--in each new dawn.

We love you and are with you in our thoughts and prayers,

Sherry, Patrick, Madison and Skylar