Aaron Feis
1980 - 2018
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Aaron Feis died February 15, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was 37.

Aaron was the Douglas junior varsity football coach for eight years, according to the team's website.

"He selflessly shielded students from the shooter," the football team's Twitter announced. "He died a hero, and he will forever be in our hearts and memories."

The Miami Herald quoted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, whose sons played on the team Aaron coached: "The kids in this community loved him. They adored him. He was a phenomenal man."

Douglas football coach Willis May told the Sun-Sentinel: "Just a good man."

The Herald reports that sports fans online have asked ESPN to recognize both Chris Hixon and fellow coach Aaron Feis, who also died at Douglas, as recipients of the 2018 Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Legacy mourns all those who died at Stoneman Douglas.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2018.
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August 19, 2019
As you remember your beloved one, may our Father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept my sincere condolences.
May 6, 2018
What a wonderful son, brother ,husband, friend to all your soft heart touched so many Aaron I will never forget your visit you blessed me with and never forget the kiss you gave me on my check then with a smile you turned and you were gone I am so blessed to be your mother
I love you my son the end will be here soon and I will see you again
Mom
Stephanie Feis
Mother
May 4, 2018
Marianne White
May 4, 2018
Coach Aaron Feis embodied what all teachers strive to be. A friend, a leader, a role model, and a protector. Thank you Coach Aaron for protecting our children.
Marianne White
March 29, 2018
Valenda Newell
March 28, 2018
se accept my heartfelt condolences. You and your family will be in my heart.
Carolyn Smith
March 12, 2018
Respect!

The whole world should learn from his selflessness and courage.

Condolences to his family, his students and his colleagues from Cairo, Egypt.
Ali Tobah
February 27, 2018
We pray for Aaron and his family.
What a selfless and loving man!
Diane Rutter-Wassom
February 27, 2018
Dear family of Aaron,

I did not know him personally but like many others learned of his incredible sacrifice on the news. His heroic acts will not be forgotten nor will your cherished memories of him. It is still an immense tragedy that you lost him in that incident. Please take courage and may the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in him- Romans 15:13.
G O
February 27, 2018
Hello, Aaron. I heard what had happened. I am deeply saddened by this, but you died as a hero. You ran TOWARDS danger, and not away from it. You knew that you may die from the wounds, but despite that, you took that chance, and saved lives. We will all miss you.
Jordan Wook
February 26, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, hope you are comforted by this few words. you will be able to see Aaron Feis again.(ACt 24:15) I will keep the whole family in my prayers.
C W
February 26, 2018
It's a horrible thing to lose a loved one in death. Especially when it seems so senseless. Please know that you are not alone in your feelings. Even our Heavenly Father is feeling the pain. May he be a constant part of your daily routine, through heartfelt prayer, he is ready and willing to listen. May the constant love of our caring God, your family, and friends help to soften your sadness. Please know that you are in our prayers.
The White Family
February 26, 2018
Hero: A person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Aaron is a true hero.
" Keep on conquering the evil with the good " Romans 12:21
Michael
February 26, 2018
What can I say to console the hearts of the Feis Family and community for the loss of your beloved Aaron. May you meditate on two definite promises God as Isaiah 57:15 emphasize that HE will be with you, the lowly in spirit, and will revive your broken hearts and crushed spirits. And the second is this, that HE can bring Aaron back, so that she may be enlightened with the light of life, for you to embrace again. (Job 33:30). May you accept HIS consoling words to bring you strength, hope and peace as HE calms yours hearts during this time of grief.
Rose F.
February 26, 2018
When one falls asleep in death it affects many. Aaron's life affected many. He gave his life for his students because he loved them. May his family and friends fell the love from those of us who care too. May you lean on our heavenly father for support and guidance. Lean on him and he will listen and answer your prayers.
p.m.
February 24, 2018
I had the privilege of knowing Aaron when we were kids. He lived for a time in my neighborhood on Long Island and we spent a lot of time together over a couple summers. It doesn't surprise me that he grew up to be a great person because he always was. My sadness over this tragedy was compounded when I realized who this hero was. Rest in peace my friend.
Thomas Fanning
February 24, 2018
S Rose
February 24, 2018
To the family,
My deepest condolences in the passing of Aaron. He died protecting students from gunfire. His heroism will not go unnoticed by God. Notice what Hebrews 6:10 says, "For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed......" Yes God takes notice of righteous works. Aaron will receive life in paradise: You will be with me in Paradise. (Luke 23:43)
Phyllis Watson
February 23, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family of Aaron Feis. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. May the precious memories of the time spent together help ease the pain of your loss. Look to the God of comfort to strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.
T S
February 23, 2018
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with his family. I,m so proud that their are men in this country for our youth to look up to and Mr. Feis will forever be that man. He will not be forgotten.
Very sincerely,
Rick Bussey
Missouri
Rick Bussey
February 23, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time
JOY HUGGETT
February 23, 2018
Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with the family.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
February 23, 2018
Please know that the prayers of so many are with your family right now. Even though we don't know your family personally so many around the world are mourning with you. Please know that God remembers your loved one and the great sacrifice he made to save others. Soon he promises to end all wickedness as Psalms 37:10,11 states. many prayers and hugs for your family.

Terri A. and family from Philadelphia
Theresa A
February 23, 2018
To the family:
My deepest condolences to you all. Soon God's promise in Psalms 37: 10 will be fulfilled that says: "Just a little while longer and the wicked will be no more." I pray that God continues to strengthen you all.
Maureen Martinez
February 22, 2018
My condolences to family and friends of Aaron. Words can't always express how you feel we we loss a loved one. May you find comfort in these Words . " there's no greater love than for one to surrender his life in behalf of a friend" John 15: 13. He was a wonderful friend to those children.


Michigan.
February 22, 2018
stephen bannan
February 22, 2018
I live in Michigan. I have been following this tragedy. I have many tears as I have watched all of this. Please know, there are people in every state mourning your tremendous loss. Please know, there are many around our country embracing and praying for you.
February 22, 2018
Mr. Feis did such a brave act by sheltering his students. So sad that he lost his life.Peace be with his family.
laura
February 22, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
CARLA
February 22, 2018
I live in Massachusetts and have followed this story,to the family and friends of Aaron I am truly sorry for your loss he was a great man just by things I have read that is so crystal clear to me,he made the sacrifice of himself to save students rest assured God will reward Coach Feis for his Heroism, this is a man of great personality and character a beloved coach,husband and father a friend to many, May you Rest peacefully Aaron and may God Bless the Parkland community and begin to heal your hearts, God Bless You all
Kim Kirkwood
Friend
February 22, 2018
tiffany hamilton
February 22, 2018
Coach Feis, you were a mentor and a coach to my sons and always knew the right things to say. You protected and guided many young people into adulthood. You have made a huge impact in the lives of so many. Thank you for being our hero. You will be truly missed but your legacy will live on in all of our hearts forever. A true hero to the end.
Ronda Hamilton
February 22, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Bridget Taylor
February 22, 2018
Heaven has another Angel. Rest In Peace.
The Moats Family
February 21, 2018
Rest In Peace. You are a true hero and will always be remembered beautiful Angel
Jennifer Finelli
February 21, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Amanda Annen
February 21, 2018
Rest in Peace, Heaven has gained another angel
Dina Belafqih
February 21, 2018
A servant till the end
February 21, 2018
A Teacher who gave everything. Family who is left behind are being prayed for
Debbie
February 21, 2018
Your selfless actions saved so many. RIP.
Stephanie
February 21, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of this brave man. A real hero putting kids before himself. May God bring peace and comfort to his family and friends. In my prayers.
Darlene Stone
February 21, 2018
Im as appreciative of this heros actions as if he saved my very own children. WHat a bracve and selfless man. Hes earned a special place in heaven!
dan reid
Friend
February 20, 2018
We have lost a HERO on earth but heaven has gained an ANGEL. I am so very sorry for your loss . My prayers are with you
Judie Volpe
February 20, 2018
See Aaron when all is new. Psalms 37: 9-11
Darhand
February 20, 2018
Thank you for your bravery in shielding the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Your heroism will be remembered always. We hope your actions, the deaths endured by way too many families and the voices of students everywhere serve as a wave of change in the United States so that children do not live in fear at the very schools we send them to. Rest in Peace Aaron.
Linda Khan
February 19, 2018
God has another angel in heaven
Sharon Parsons
February 19, 2018
Rest among the Angels
The Brown family
February 19, 2018
Rest in peace Aaron, heaven has gained another angel
Dina Belafqih
February 19, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of all this senseless death. He was a truly selfless person. I hope all of Aaron's friends and family can find some sort of comfort and strength during this time. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Heather
February 19, 2018
You, Sir, were truly the epitome of what a hero is. All gave some. Some gave all. May you rest in peace!
William Brown
February 19, 2018
This amazing man died to save the innocent children from harm. His heroic act will never be forgotten. He did what many would not do. He was a brave role model who gave his own life at a time of terror and evil. God bless him for this and we will all remember him as a Hero! Condolences to all affected by this tragedy. May his actions be a message to us all to live every day as if it were our last! Amen.
Laurie Nugent
February 19, 2018
May the love of friends, and family carry you through your grief.
February 19, 2018
Dear family and friends of Aron please except my sincere condolences I hope this will help Reverlation 21:3,4 John5:28,28 I hope the best for you all.
Octavia Hill
February 19, 2018
Sorry for the loss of your beautiful child, Father, Husband, Uncle
The Ditto Family
February 18, 2018
God Bless You
February 18, 2018
You were an amazing person, kind soul, and loving husband and Dad. Heaven has earned an angel. You will always be admired and remembered as the Hero that you truly were , not only your last day with us but everyday. Thank you for all you accomplished in your lifetime not only as a wonderful family man but as a great example to everyone you came in contact with..........you earned your wings sweet angel.
Tammy Tanner
February 18, 2018
Mr. Feis, a football coach will forever be the coach. May god bless you and your family. You're in a better place now and next time if there's any shootings, protect all of the people that's been in the shooting. God loves everyone including you. You're with god now. I love you Mr. Feis!!
Madison McCarthy
February 18, 2018
I am broken hearted, Mr. Feis. Thank you for your selfless courage.
Leslie MacPherson
Friend
February 18, 2018
God bless you and rest your soul for such a selfless act. A true American hero.
Doris Murphy
February 18, 2018
Thank you for being a role model for our teens and a shield for their life! That shows your true character . Praying for your family
February 18, 2018
Thanking God for such a heroic man who have his life to save so many children. I pray his family may find peace and be comforted.
Susan Havelka
February 18, 2018
This man is what we all as Americans should aspire to be. His courage and sacrifice was remarkable in a time of "me first" in our society. I am so sorry you must go through this horrible time. I will be praying for your family.
Cindy Hamby
February 18, 2018
I never met you Im a assistant coach as well I applaud you for protecting the children may God have mercy on you sir , blessed are those who lay down their life for his brother...
John Vogt
Friend
February 17, 2018
I did not know Aaron. So many of us did not and never will. But we know what his Soul is...big and beautiful..Thank you, Aaron, for the courage to save others...thank you for being a Good Man.
Susan Singer
February 17, 2018
This man is a hero in every sense. Thoughts, prayers and our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and all those that loved Aaron. Rest in Peace, brave soul.
The Webers
February 17, 2018
Aaron,
I only know of you through this tragedy. My heart goes out to you, your family, and your friends. May you rest Peacefully at God's side now, and may your families & friends receive the Blessing of peace and strength to get through this, the most difficult time in their lives right now, knowing that in the days and weeks ahead, although much too difficult to see now, the pain will always be there, but life will get a little bit easier for them, with support, and most of all, with love. I'm so sorry this had to happen to all of you. These are my own personal thoughts and words from my heart, and I will be placing my words on each of the pages of the 17 lives that were lost.
Rest Peacefully, Aaron.
Respectfully, Lisa Evans
Lisa Evans
February 17, 2018
"the one infront of the gun lives forever"

A beautiful act of selflessness , you will forever be remembered as a Hero Mr. Feis

R.I.P ❤
Ramirez
February 17, 2018
Our family shares in your mourning and loss for such an outstanding and kind soul. May your family be escorted with unlimited blessings, comfort and protection from above.
Ayala Avroya
February 17, 2018
May you rest in peace! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Kelli
February 17, 2018
Coach Feis! I have so many fond memories of not only high school with you but my student teaching tenure. You were always the man I begged to let me in when I was late. You say with a tiny smile asking me if I was ever going to decide to come on time. I watched as you coached our team. As I grew older and returned to the nest I remember meeting you at 7-11 and you jokingly said now don't tell anyone I'm here I should have been to work 10 minutes ago. RIP
Elizabeth Smith
February 17, 2018
I remember you as always being a nice guy and one of the cool security guards at Douglas. Everyone knew you and loved you. My deepest sympathies go out to your wife and daughter, and all of your family, friends and students. May God bring peace and comfort to your loved ones. RIP to a true hero.
Nicole
February 17, 2018
I am SO SORRY for the loss of such a brave, beautiful soul.....I work with BSO Fire Rescue and some of us were discussing how incredible Aaron was to do what he did. I suggested he be given the equivalent of a firemans or policemans funeral . I also thought he should have our Black Pearl Pipes and Drums band play at his funeral. Bagpipes are reserved for the bravest warriors since the old time back in Ireland and even further back in Rome. The leader of that band Chief Mike Nugent said that they have to be requested by an immediate family member in order to play . Please call the main BSO number 954-831-8900 and ask for him and request them to play. And please post the funeral arrangements for Aaron if possible, as many of us want to attend to show our respect for such a human being.....❤❤❤
Jim Reid
February 17, 2018
My heart is breaking for your ENTIRE FAMILY, i will always remember what a WONDERFUL, SELFLESS, KIND, FUNNY SMILING, JOYFUL human being you are... you have been since you were a young boy
...I'M NOT surprised HOW MANY LIVES YOU HAVE BLESSED, HAVE SAVED, and WILL CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE in this World...
...so long for now Young man
Miss Loretta
Friend
February 17, 2018
A role model, a hero...meet you in Heaven, my friend.
Laura
February 17, 2018
Always remembered as a hero and is loved by many all over. From Utah, sending love and thoughts to the family, friends and students of Aaron Feis. May you rest in peace and God bless.
February 17, 2018
Bless you sir and my God welcome you with open arms. RIP
Craig Barnum
February 17, 2018
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
February 17, 2018
RIP.
Nhory Carter
February 17, 2018
I feel bad for you R.I.P
Brian Ortiz
Student
February 17, 2018
Aaron was a loving and profoundly caring man. I have numerous recollections of his abilities to diffuse difficult situations with difficult students. He made a huge difference even before this tragedy. My heart mourns for his family and the MSD community that lost so much with his passing. Love you Aaron.
Ron Thomas
Coworker
February 17, 2018
What an extraordinary man! A hero, for sure. Please accept our heart - felt sympathy at your loss. We are grieving with you. May God comfort you.
Rae Salim
Neighbor
February 17, 2018
A true hero.
Rhonda Moore
February 17, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ann Hill
February 17, 2018
RIP....THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE RIGHT JOB. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Luis Saporita
February 17, 2018
RIP Aaron, you are a true American HERO. May your loved one's find some peace through your heroism. BLESS YOU SIR
Lus Saporita
February 17, 2018
Arden Cloud
February 17, 2018
What a hero.. RIP Aaron fly high with the angels.. So so sad
Sara Bissett
Acquaintance
February 16, 2018
R.I.P. Brave Warrior!
ernest beard
February 16, 2018
Condolences to your family
Stephanie Mason
February 16, 2018
My heart is so sad for you, may you find peace someday. Baruch dayan ha'emet
Debby Lubliner
February 16, 2018
Rest easy hero !!! the world needs more men like you , not less
Judy Sven
Acquaintance
February 16, 2018
You were my sons, Daniel, Stevie, and Andrew, coach for many years. You were a friend and mentor to may. I will remember you as you were which was a great, quiet man who looked out for all. Thank you for all you. Did. Rest In Peace.
Ann Colangelo
Acquaintance
February 16, 2018
I never met Aaron, being a 16 yr old from NY, but I have been touched by his acts of heroism. I truly hope that you and your family find peace. The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Rebecca
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