Kathryn and Family,
I was saddened to hear of Earl's loss, I saw and spoke with him at the CG Picnic in August, he looked wonderful. Working with him for almost 20 years, we had our ups and down, but he was a great supervisor and great man that I learned to respect. A BIG softee when it came to his family that he truly loved. May he rest in peace and may his memories always bring you comfort. God Bless you, Gina Gutierrez
My sympathies to the Ryder family. I enjoyed the many CWOA meetings over the years, and a few sea stories we shared over a cold one. He will be missed.
CWO4 Bosun, Al Beal Cape Cod Ma.
Our Coast Guard family has lost one its finest. Rest in peace, Earl. Kathryn and family, all of you are in my prayers.
Kathryn- I am so sorry for your loss. Earl will be missed, very much. I remember the first time I met him, almost 29 years ago, as a young YN3, such an impression he made on me. He was always such a softee for his grand babies. He was for sure all bark, and so devoted to his Coast Guard family. Many prayers to you and your family. May God be with you during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Earls family, I was so sad to hear the news. I worked with Earl at the Coast Guard and will always remember his rough growl but sweet heart nature. He taught me alot and we always had a good time at coast guard outtings, Earl will be sorely missed. God Bless