For the third time in two weeks, several hundred people crowded into a Tulalip gym Thursday to say a final goodbye to one of the students who died after a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Thursday’s service was for Andrew Fryberg, 15, who died Nov. 7 at Harborview Medical Center from injuries sustained in the Oct. 24 shooting.
Fryberg had been in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview since the day his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, opened fire in the school cafeteria before fatally shooting himself.
Zoe Galasso, 14, died that day in the cafeteria. Gia Soriano, 14, died at Everett’s Providence Regional Medical Center two days later, and Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died at Providence a week after the shooting. Nate Hatch, the fifth shooting victim, was released from Harborview last week after surgery to repair his jaw.
Andrew Fryberg was described as an athletic teenager who loved spending time on the water and taking random road trips with his mother. He enjoyed spending time with his family, including his mother, siblings, nieces and nephews, and his dog Hercules, according to an obituary.
Those who preceded him in death include his father, who died last year, and Galasso, “a special girlfriend,” the obituary said.
The service was held at the Don Hatch Youth Center gym, the same venue where shooter Jaylen Fryberg’s service was held on Oct. 30 and Chuckulnaskit’s on Nov. 7. All three were buried at the Mission Beach Cemetery on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Both Frybergs were enrolled members of the Tulalip Tribes.
A service for Soriano is planned for Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Everett. Galasso’s service was held Nov. 1.