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February 19, 2013
I was never lucky enough to meet Aaron; I only knew him through his works. We will read his name at our Sabbath services and count him among the Righteous.
Shalom.
February 19, 2013
My prayers are with you and your family dear Aaron. You were one of my most unforgettable students of genius. The time you spent assisting and inspiring me to pursue my own works in digital feeds for educators will never be forgotten. Your dreams which really only began to evolve into realties in sixth grade were etched out in your programming skills even at this young age. You were always a prodigy that I knew would succeed even if you had to battle with others to get there.

Barbara Woodman
Aaron's 6th Grade Teacher
February 19, 2013
I am so sorry.
February 19, 2013
To all the Scwartz family and friends, What a privilege you have had in sharing, teaching and learning with this remarkable young man. The pain (right now) of accepting that Aaron is no longer here seems more than one should/can bear. May we all find a way to keep our hearts from hardening.....May the tsunami of love barreling towards each of you be seen as an offering in washing away some of the sadness.
February 19, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May G-d grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time and always. May Aaron's memories keep you smiling.

Lesley Adler-Van Hassel & Family
February 19, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss.
February 19, 2013
May your memories of Aaron fill your heart during this difficult time and the road ahead. Sorry for your families loss.
February 19, 2013
So sorry for the loss of your son and brother!
February 19, 2013
Thank you for being with us, Aaron. So painful that it was not for long.
February 19, 2013
Aaron was an amazing man. He was a huge part of the open community in Boston.

I'm very sorry for your loss. We are here for you.
February 19, 2013
Although I never met Aaron, I am saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. I only know of Aaron through his work with the Demand Progress organization and his efforts in opposing SOPA/PIPA legislation. I, like he, believe that information should be free. I have written my Congressman urging him to begin a Congressional inquiry into the over-reaching by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

May Aaron's memory be eternal, and may he rest in peace.
February 19, 2013
Aaron, you will be greatly missed by us all. Peace to you and thank you for being such a wonderful, sweet cousin to Avery
February 19, 2013
Aaron was an exceptional person. I'm very sorry for your loss.
February 08, 2013
I have not known Aaron Swartz myself. But when I read the account of his death, and the mention of his father came up, it rang a bell in my mind. Now I realized that Aaron is the son of Bob Swartz with whom I worked with as a Japanese software distributor of his software company's many years before.
Being a father of a teenager myself, I can only send condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Swartz, and lament the untimely death of a young talented man. My prayers to the family and friends.
January 26, 2013
Mickey and Lynne Levinson
January 26, 2013
I am so sorry, Aaron was a brilliant coder, even though Embedded Systems Programming was not his forte, he would send me code snippets for Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), when he was a young teenager, that were better than I could write. My condolences, and deepest sympathies to Taren, his parents Robert and Susan, brothers Noah and Ben. May his soul now rest peacefully, safe from all that could harm him, and rise refreshed and joyful. ??? ????/? ????? ????? ????? - Robert J. Perillo Jr. and all the Perillo Familly
January 23, 2013
Aaron was a generous and intensely curious soul, and understood that cultural transmission of values should not always be mediated by a market mentality. The great moral and intellectual leaders of any generation aren't the Donald Trumps, the Steve Ballmers, the Larry Ellisons. No, they are not. Leaders who matter are those who are "struck dumb with the love of the world" (as Quinn Norton put it) and give astonishing gifts from their minds and hearts, out of an excess of love and energy. We have the markers (RSS, Creative Commons, Reddit, Demand Progress) that were borne from Aaron's creative ability to act, to empower, to move others.

Aaron was extraordinarily productive, creative and generous with his energies. We celebrate that, as we mourn, as we continue to advocate for the political and cultural causes that mattered to him.
January 19, 2013
"May the God who supplies endurance and comfort grant you to have among yourself."

Romans 15:5

I send my condolence and will keep the family in my prayers.
January 17, 2013
Sincere condolences to the family and friends. May the God of comfort continues to strengthen you during this difficult time.
January 17, 2013
Aaron, may your soul rest in eternal peace. To the Swartz family & friends left behind to mourn his loss, please accept my condolences and deepest sympathy during this difficult time. I pray that you will find comfort and healing from the outpouring of love from people all around the world. God bless you.
January 17, 2013
My condonlonces to the Swartz family, my prayers are with you and AAron.
God be with you and your family...
January 17, 2013
Sometimes troubles become too much and fear takes over. (Eccl 7:7) We may never know what truly led to this unfortunate event but we do well to remember that in times of trouble we only need to pray for the peace of God that excels all thought to help us through it. (Phil 4:6,7)
With deepest sympathy,
ACC
January 17, 2013
My deepest condolences,you will be kisses but your spirit lives on forever.
January 17, 2013
My codolences to the family, friends and loved ones of this bright and brilliant young man Aaron, your work was amazing, your life was not a waste, You area bright and shining star, and a guardian angel. The work you started will be finished by those of us who believe in what you did. Rest easy, my thoughts are with you
January 17, 2013
a brilliant life and light gone
RIP Aaron
January 17, 2013
January 17, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones left behind. What a loss to the world of this brilliant young man who accomplished so much for all of us in such a short time here on Earth. So sad -You will be dearly missed. Wish I could have known you.
January 16, 2013
Peace.
January 16, 2013
Rest in Peace
January 16, 2013
May he rest in peace. A short life that touched and served more people than I ever will.
January 16, 2013
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE .
January 16, 2013
I only knew you in death,R.I.P forever
January 16, 2013
May you find true comfort from our Heavenly Father.
January 16, 2013
May he rest in peace
January 16, 2013
To the Swartz family: There are no words to console your grief.
Know, however, this young man will forever be remembered in his quest for doing something that served the public.

RIP, Mr. Swartz
January 16, 2013
Swartz Family-
May you find comfort in the words of Isaiah 66:13-"Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting, so I myself shall keep comforting you people."
wcj
January 16, 2013
It saddens me to see ones lost, who've fought to do what is right for the benefit of others. May you find comfort to know that the Almighty will in turn deliver such ones.
January 16, 2013
To the Swartz family:
No one knows the heartache that lies behind Aaron's smiles. No one knows how many times he has broken down and cried. Find comfort in knowing that Aaron "freely" gave his best to help others and would be dearly missed by those he loved. Aaron's memories will live forever.
****Patricia..from: Georgia****
January 16, 2013
What sad sad news. Such a incredible young man - my deepest sympathies to his family and to all of us who have lost someone who stood up for all of us as such a young age.
January 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort from God's word at Psalms 9:9 “He will be a secure height when we are crush and in times of distress”. I hope that through his word you can find comfort in your time of sorrow.
January 16, 2013
My deepest sympathy for this horrific tragady. May you draw close to the God of all comfort and he will comfort you in a great way.(1Cor 1:3,4)
January 16, 2013
To the Swartz Family: Please accept our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Very comforting words Psalm "He is healing the broknehearted ones."
January 16, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 16, 2013
A young man way ahead of his times doing some good in this sad world. Tragic
January 15, 2013
Sorry for your lost
January 15, 2013
R.i.p....
January 15, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 15, 2013
Rest in Peace Aaron. And prayers for the Swartz family.
January 15, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 15, 2013
he was just trying to do something good for the people .god bless u aaron...my heart go out to the family
January 15, 2013
Aaron: What a gift. What a loss.
January 15, 2013
Rest in Peace.
January 15, 2013
my heart is broken my thoughts and prayers go for the loss of this amazing kid
January 15, 2013
He did what was right and I admire him for doing so. May others continue his work.
January 15, 2013
May God Bless You In This Time Of Sorrow
God Bless
January 15, 2013
God Bless You
January 15, 2013
I so very much wish I had words to comfort you during this very difficult time.
Though I did not know Aaron I knew of him and so very much admired this young and talented man.
My heart and prayers are with you-
January 15, 2013
My deepest sympathy to his family. How very sad that such an intelligent human being like him felt so lost and alone. The world needed great 'prodigy's' like him. May he rest in peace.
January 15, 2013
Many of here in the Philippines mourn the loss of Aaron Swartz, a genius, a freedom fighter, but most of all, a kind and decent man of integrity. He did and gave so much (of his time, his energy, his smarts) to people, even those he didn't know. Mabuhay ka, Mr. Swartz
January 15, 2013
My heart felt condolences to Aaron's family. R.I.P. Aaron! God Bless you always!
January 15, 2013
Our hearts and prayers for the loss of this wonderful kid. You were a candle in the wind.
January 15, 2013
deepest sympathy to the family of Mr.Swartz
January 15, 2013
So Sad for the Loss of this intelligent young man. May he RIP.
January 15, 2013
Why do things like this happen? Things that are public records where ever they are located should indeed be made public online.
How sad a young life with an intelligent mind doing good for all people has been made quiet.
RIP Aaron Swartz. God be with your family and friends to comfort and grant them peace. May many good things come from your work on earth and your legacy be carried on by others.
January 15, 2013
God Bless Aaron for giving us "Freedom" to view things important to us on the web...
RIP
January 15, 2013
rip in peace
January 15, 2013
as a mother who has lost a son i grieve with you in your loss. Aaron was a brilliant, brave, and generous man.
January 15, 2013
With you in your sorrow. Grateful for this fine young man's contributions to society.
January 15, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 15, 2013
Whenever we lose a loved one in death it is too soon, but when it happens to someone so very young, it is particularly tragic. Please accept the deep sympathies of a stranger. I have a daughter the same age as Aaron, and I cannot imagine what it would like to lose her. I am so sorry. Even though I don't understand your pain, our heavenly Father, "the God of all comfort" does and is there for you in your time of need. Sincerely
January 15, 2013
We cannot imagine your pain. Our hearts go out to you. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
January 15, 2013
With god's gift to you, you change the world, many influences, and happiness to many!! Prayers goes out to the family and friends of this geniius god sent to us!! RIP!!!
January 15, 2013
May your brilliant mind be at peace. This world will miss you.
January 15, 2013
R.I.P
January 15, 2013
From what I read it's seems you really meant no harm, this is really sad. May you rest in peace and God saves your soul. May your story save someone else and gives your family comfort.
January 15, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 15, 2013
You can get comfort from Psalms 145:16 and this will be done under the hand of God.
January 15, 2013
Peace be with you. Many more now know what you tried sharing with us. Aaron is imprinted in the future through all he touched directly and indirectly.
January 15, 2013
Smypathy and comfort to Aaron Swartz family. 1Thess.5:10,11.
January 15, 2013
TO THE FAMILY OF AARON...ALWAYS HAVE PEACE KNOWING THAT AARONS VOICE WILL ALWAYS BE HEARD..HE BROUGHT THE VOICE TO SILENCE THAT WAS HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC...KNOWN AS A "HERO" WITHIN HIS OWN..GOD BLESS!!
January 15, 2013
January 15, 2013
R.I.P Aaron
January 15, 2013
How often, our young people give little if any indication that they have a problem, for a person who is beset with adversity does not always show it on the outside. The Bible states: “Even in laughter the heart may be in pain.”—Proverbs 14:13.
We are sorry for your loss.
January 15, 2013
May god be with you and your family.
January 15, 2013
January 14, 2013
To Aaron's family. My deepest sympathy and condolences. I didn't know Aaron and I don't know you. However, I have lost a daughter to suicide and I can imagine the depth of you pain and anguish. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2013
MAY THE PEACE OF GODS SPIRIT BE AMONG THIS YOUNG MANS FAMILY IN THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME....MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES..I DIDNT KNOW AARON BUT LOVED THE FACT OF WHAT AND HOW HE THOUGHT,MAY HE BEEN IN HEAVEN WITH THE ANGELS...PEACE...PEACE...PEACE
January 14, 2013
It is a privilege and honor to know you, Mr Aaron Swartz even though it is only after your death. My prayer with you and may Lord our God love an dpresent be with you.
January 14, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
January 14, 2013
My deepest sympathy goes to his family how tragic to loose such a young promising mind
January 14, 2013
I AM SO SAD GOD IS WITH HIM IN HEAVEN.
January 14, 2013
May your good memories of him bring you comfort. And during the more difficult times remember to "Draw close to God and He will draw close to you."
January 14, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. We all sadly ask why? 1 John 3:20- God is greater than our hearts and knows all things.
January 14, 2013
January 14, 2013
A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND....SILENCED TOO SOON.....!
January 14, 2013
We feel and understand your pain. We lost our son a few years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. An unnatural event has occurred in your life and no words can ever take the pain away. Keep Aaron's memory alive with family and friends by building his legacy. God bless you all during these difficult times.
January 14, 2013
You should still be here...it is just not right!
January 14, 2013
Aaron held the perfect combination of Character, Values and Brilliance. The world must remember what mattered most to him, fair play and an open society. There are still threats to his goals. Let us continue to be vigilant in his memory.

Even in their grief his family must be proud, very proud.
January 14, 2013
God bless you Aaron.
January 14, 2013
i am very sorry for the loss of this brilliant young man. My sympathy to his family and friends
January 14, 2013
God Bless You, Sweet Soul.
January 14, 2013
So long kiddo. Sleep without pain. To the family, my deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
January 14, 2013
rest in peace Aaron. until you hear his voice. John 5:28
January 14, 2013
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
January 14, 2013
Gone far too soon. So much shared with the world. A great mind indeed.
January 14, 2013
My sincerest sympathy to the Swartz family and Aaron's friends. Such a tragic loss to the world as from everthing I have read, Aaron was a brilliant young man. May he rest in eternal peace.
January 14, 2013
How sad :( We were indeed honored to have him this long. Edward Ramsey, New Hartford NY
January 14, 2013
You tried to demonstrate what freedom was all about. Hopefully you will find that. RIP. Deepest condolences to your loved ones. So sad.
January 14, 2013
My sincere condolence for the loss of Aaron your dear loved one. May your fond memories of him bring much comfort. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit you show. bjluv333@comcast.net
January 14, 2013
Aaron,
I will miss you so much.You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.I love you like my own.

Lois Prowell Waukegan,Il
January 14, 2013
Very sorry to learn about the tragic death of a promising young person. May god rest his soul in peace and give his family and friends strength to cope with their loss.
January 14, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during these difficult days.
January 14, 2013
My sympathy to the family in your time of sorrow. May God's word give you the strength and comfort to cope during this difficult time.
January 14, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Aaron Swartz. May the God of Peace be with all of you. Rm. 15:33
January 14, 2013
Aaron, I know your awesome spirit will live on and bless us all with your great foresight. To all of us who love you so much and miss your here, may peace and love bless us all in all ways.
January 14, 2013
Aaron Swartz, a noble spirit. His presence in this world shall never be erased. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
January 13, 2013
Aaron, you were such a blessing in this world and your legacy will live on forever. May your family, Taren and the so many people that loved you dearly find comfort in knowing that you truly are in a better place. In your short life, you touched the hearts of more people than most dream of touching in a much longer life. Thank you Aaron for all that you've done to make this world better. You will never be forgotten and now, rest in peace good soul.
January 13, 2013
To the family and friends of Mr Swartz my deepest condolences are with you. May the God who comforts all comfort you at this sad time.
January 13, 2013
Aaron, you were such a blessing in this world and your legacy will live on forever. May your family, Taren and the so many people that loved you dearly find comfort in knowing that you truly are in a better place. In your short life, you touched the hearts of more people than most will ever come close to touching.Thank you Aaron for all that you've done to make this world better. You will never be forgotten and now, rest in peace good, good soul.
January 13, 2013
So sorry on the loss of your son! What a tragedy.
January 13, 2013
My prayers go out to him and his family.
Even though I did not know him personally it's tragic all the same and my heart goes out to all of you.

We give him back to you O God who gave him first as a gift to us. Yet just as You did not lose him in his living among us here, so we do not lose him in his going home to You. Comfort all for home we pray and we will see him again home in heaven one day.
January 13, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Aaron. He had a full life to lead. I know how much you will miss him.

My gifted son died twelve years ago at the age of 25. I miss him always.

I hope that you will celebrate your son's life.

Patricia Dupuis
January 13, 2013
Thank you for your your life and what it stood for.
January 13, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that your beloved son, relative and friend touched and enhanced so many lives through his righteous and always fair fight for freedom of expression and information. The world needs many more Aarons. God Bless him in his journey.
January 13, 2013
All loving care Aaron.
January 13, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your loved one. May constant Prayer and our Heavenly father and fond memories of Aaron comfort the family during these difficult times that you all are enduring.- Psalm 65:2.
January 13, 2013
gosh its so sad to see this young man gone tooo soon...he was amazing and helped alot of people...iam going to miss him alot...may my thoughts and prayers be with his family at this tragic time....we will miss u Aaron..god bless
January 13, 2013
Condolences to Aaron's family.
John 5:28
January 13, 2013
Like so many in this guestbook, I did not know Aaron or his family. I Googled him to learn more, and as I looked at
pictures of him, my eyes filled
with tears at the loss/waste of such a brilliant mind. He looked like a sweet young man who could be part of any family. I am sorry for this terrible loss to his loved ones and our world.
January 13, 2013
As an African American Man in the computer profession, Aaron was one of the reasons I decided to journey down this road. A true inspiration for me and my future endeavors. My God bless his spirit and keep his family and friends in this time of mourning.
January 13, 2013
His dream will live on- Thank you !
January 13, 2013
It is a shame, a tragedy to hear that this young man has left us far before his time. God be with his family in this time of sorrow.
January 13, 2013

Oh Robert, my heart aches for you and your family.

My memories are rooted in that crazy space on Wrightwood trying to comprehend your dad's dream of peace and your dream of a computer universe through the din of embossing machines, odors of hot plastic, visions of receptionists with beehives, with one foot in the fifties and the other in the 2000s. You gave our tiny-but-huge nonprofit our first computer-with no instructions, just a machine and the possibility of a changed future.

Your dad was a visionary, you too, and your son the next generation-the one that broke out into an almost unbelievable level of contribution. I am ashamed to say that I didn't know until Friday that Aaron was your son. What an incredible time you must have had raising him. The challenges of profound giftedness are invisible to others, I am afraid, but wow, you gave him so much room to fly. (I wish my son could have known him-he too left school early with a brain that couldn't be harnessed-he would have been inspired!)

I know you, Susan, Aaron's brothers, and the rest of your family are heartbroken. May your unyielding pride in all of your children give you comfort and solace. My heart is with you.
January 13, 2013
RIP. Thank you for your crusade to keep the internet free. We also will not forget to fight for what's right.
January 13, 2013
RIP Aaron. I pray that your work continues and your vision becomes reality.

The world is a lesser place without people like Aaron, who use their knowledge "For The People"

My condolences to Aarons family,friends, and colleagues.

May God bless his family with comfort and strength, grant His favor to those who stood by Aaron through this, and courage to those who will continue his work.
January 13, 2013
We are so sad that Aaron is gone too soon. May God help his family through this trying time. Be blessed,
January 13, 2013
You have burned so very, very brightly. Rest in peace, Aaron.
January 13, 2013
May your memory be for a blessing!
January 13, 2013
To the memory of a beautiful mind and soul.
January 13, 2013
A brilliant light and freedom fighter has passed tragically from our midst. Peace to him and his loved ones.
January 13, 2013
RIP dear Aaron. Soo sad
January 13, 2013
Thank you for taking time with a senior novice, progressive. I will never forget your answering my email personally.. You will be missed . And to your family my deepest sympathy.
January 13, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
January 13, 2013
Rest in peace ~
January 13, 2013
My family & I offer our heartfelt condolences. Aaron touched many lives, and is greatly missed. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this time of grief. (1 Cor. 15:26)
January 13, 2013
Aaron's loss is tragic. I wish his family and friends strength in their time of grief.
January 13, 2013
Rest in peace.
January 13, 2013
So sorry for his family! Praying that they have peace & comfort during this difficult time ( Romans 15:33)
January 13, 2013
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Swartz. My condolences to his family. May God be your Comfort in your time of sorrow. 1 Pete 5:7
January 13, 2013
Make no mistake: The world has, indeed, lost a genuine "Good Guy!"

May he rest in peace.
January 13, 2013
Thank you.
January 13, 2013
This is very sad and heart breaking. I wish I could have met him, talk to him and just said some kind words to him what a lost for the world!
January 13, 2013
May you find peace in the next world and may all of your family and friends who now must bear your loss find peace in this world. My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved you.
January 13, 2013
RIP. Thanks for being a crusader.
January 12, 2013
Gone too soon. R.I.P. Aaron Swartz.
January 12, 2013
Since the advent of mass communications (the radio, television and the internet) it is no longer possible to control the flow of information and the power it represents. This is true freedom.
January 12, 2013
Gone too soon! May you rest in peace! A bright light has been put out."
January 12, 2013
I didn't know you, but we are all benefitting from your visionary work. It is a sad loss. I wish your soul peace, and peace of heart to your family at this difficult time.
January 12, 2013
May you find peace in whatever your looking for.
January 12, 2013
So sorry for ur lost
January 12, 2013
My condolences to your loved ones.
January 12, 2013
I honor the life & memory of such a child of the Universe. I hope he has found comfort & peace.
January 12, 2013
Thank you for what you have done for us, I just wish you didn't have to leave us so soon.
January 12, 2013
Such a loss for the world RIP tender soul.
January 12, 2013
Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
January 12, 2013
You understood that knowledge was more than information to be bought and sold. Thank you for sharing that vision.
January 12, 2013
May his good deeds stand as a symbol of light for the rest of humanity
January 12, 2013
You will be missed for what you would have brought us in the future
January 12, 2013
Too young to leave us, you would have contributed so much to the world as we know it. My sympathies are with your family. I am so sorry and my prayers will be with you all.
January 12, 2013
Jesus love u
January 12, 2013
"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy."

RIP, Aaron, you burned so very, very brightly.
January 12, 2013
Thank You Aaron The world needs more heroes like you. I am sorry for your families loss but for the worlds as well. God bless
January 12, 2013
thank you for your contributions.....RIP.....You will be missed.....never forgotten.
January 12, 2013
My god take aaron into his hands and I hope someone will carry on his work! God bless
January 12, 2013
January 12, 2013
Thank you, Aaron, for fighting for our rights. May your soul rest in peace.
January 12, 2013
January 12, 2013
So sad ,my deepest condolences to his family and.friends
January 12, 2013
RIP
January 12, 2013
* So Sorry * their was So much more 4 U * 2 do * U will B * Miss.*
January 12, 2013
So sad ,my deepest condolencrs to his family and friends
January 12, 2013
Thank you Aaron for sharing your brillance with the world. Your accomplishments have and will continue to bring information to all. It is heartbreaking that you were unable to get the help you needed. May your family and those you loved find comfort in your memories and the joy you brought to them.
January 12, 2013
Thank You Aaron. God Bless You.
January 12, 2013
I did not know Aaron,but it breaks my heart to know such a brilliant young person is gone. My sympathy to his family and friends.
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