Skate park a fitting tribute for Long...

Skate park a fitting tribute for Long Beach teen

There are 25 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 16, 2007, titled Skate park a fitting tribute for Long Beach teen. In it, Newsday reports that:

Three days before succumbing to bone cancer, Scott Reilly, 15, did what he loved most -- he picked up his skateboard and went for a ride.

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West Palm Beach, FL

#1 Jun 16, 2007
What a beautiful tribute...Sure sounds like he was a fine young man...His family has alot to be proud of. May he RIP.

United States

#2 Jun 16, 2007
I wish they would build these skate parks all over Long Island. And that they would be easily accessible. I love to watch the young people skateboard in these parks. I also think it's a great way for our young people to let off steam, and therefore keep out of trouble, plus keep in shape and develope motor skills.

Bronx, NY

#4 Jun 17, 2007
Todd Schuster wrote:
Well done Reilly family. From what I read Scott sounded like a wonderful young man taken from us far too early. The good thing is at least the young skateboarders will have something to do where they can stay active, burn some calories, etc. Beats hanging out at the mall anyday of the week. To the Reilly family may your beloved Scotty continue to RIP & may God be at your side forever. Scott must be smiling up above on this tribute. He would be loving this! Now if we can only dedicate a park to another Long Beach product who was also taken from us too soon at only 7 years of agev Ms "Smiling Kate" Flynn.
how about a limousine company named katie flynn's or maybe a "wrong way" sign with her picture on it.

Raleigh, NC

#6 Jun 17, 2007
He sounds like a wonderful young man. Sad to hear about his cancer. You must be very proud of him.May he rest in peace.

Centereach, NY

#7 Jun 17, 2007
This article moved me to tears. God bless this young boy's legacy and friends.
mr skater

United States

#8 Jun 17, 2007
Scott Reilly was probably was an amazing kid.

coprorate america builds yet another miserable badly designed park, made by some lame swing set company not real skateboarders

let skaters design parks not people who don't skate
scotts mom

Dover, NJ

#9 Jun 20, 2007
It is with sincere gratitude and love in my heart that i write these few words yes scott was a courageous and thoughtful young man with a quote from his diary "why should i feel sorry for my self when there are people worse than me"this says all.Scotties friends recognized this and gave him a wonderful tribute knowing he would always be with them. thankyou.
Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#10 Jun 20, 2007
Deirdre Daly


#11 Jun 20, 2007
ashling and family
proud of you all what a fantastic tribute
lots of love
scotts sister

Yonkers, NY

#12 Jun 24, 2007
i am so proud with all the support from theese people i love scott so much and i no he would be proud.

Bayonne, NJ

#14 Jun 28, 2007
These skateparks on long island all come out of playground catalogs. If I croak and they throw portable ramps on a tennis court in my name I'll be spinning in my grave. Trowel formed, skater-built concrete is a skatepark. The rest of this junk is nothing better than what astroturf mats are to golf.
scotts friend

United States

#15 Jul 2, 2007
im so happy that they have dedecated this park to scott..i know he would be prod of all the support and to scotts sister who is only 11 years old he will be guiding you threw everything for the rest of your life.

Raritan, NJ

#16 Dec 24, 2007
grew up with scott, he was the man i love the kid
Patrick Stanton

Rockville Centre, NY

#17 Jan 9, 2008
A good kid. A great kid. * To the family* If i can do anything tell me *pls* mcpat22 on aim, anything i can do i will.
old friend

Nyack, NY

#18 Jun 19, 2009
im so glad this was done for him he would of loved it, i love him so much and his family may he be with us forever i willnever forget him
old friend

Nyack, NY

#19 Jun 19, 2009
old friend

Nyack, NY

#20 Jun 23, 2009
im bak again because i just want to say a few more words about scott,he was such a wonderful person and i dont know what i wud do if i went through the first years of my life not knowing him i love him till the end and forever sooooooooooooooo much may be rest in peace and be in hearts forever

Cork, Ireland

#21 Jul 17, 2009
who are you?
some one who cares

Paterson, NJ

#22 Feb 4, 2010
any ideas how we scotts friends and family can keep the skate park a constant memory ofscotts loving personality
some one who cares

Paterson, NJ

#23 Sep 9, 2010
every day miss you and love you

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