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April 16, 2013
My heart is broken, i just heard a few hours ago that Derek is gone. I thought it was weird that he didn't contact me this year about the marathon. That was our thing, watching the marathon with drinks at vox, or going to octoberfest, basically anything in boston that was a party. He was my partner in crime, and today, I heard the location of the second bomb at the marathon went off in front of vox. I remembered that that is where we would go on marathon monday, so i texted him to make sure he was ok. Along with derek, i texted two other friends I thought may have been in boston yesterday. One of them knows a mutual friend of derek. I called her and said "Liz, I need you to get derek's number from ?, i just texed him to make sure he was ok, and no response. Then I called him, and the number has been disconnected" My friend, not realizing the connection, had to break the news to me. Needless to say,I'm devastated. We recently texted about bable's wedding and we were going to go to dinner at some point. We put it off and put it off and you think you have time.... I'm so sorry I wasn't at the services, I had no idea, i'm not on facebook, and I didn't keep in contact with any of his friends. It was just me and derek, we would text or talk from time to time. I can't believe you're gone! I drove your truck, how many people can say that! I remember the "easy" button on the dash. I was wondering why you didn't text me back, now I know why. Mazzy Starr, Fade into you, You remember that night! I love you Derek, and all our memories together..."Who????". I was sitting on my sun porch crying earlier, and i could hear a car/truck ideing, I didn't get up to look, but then saw the top of a red pickup truck drive by. I still can't believe you're gone, I will miss you so much. i love you.
Eileen Currier
March 2, 2013
I had the pleasure of coaching Derek @ Worcester Academy in both Basketball and Football. He was a very intense athlete and student. I remember he battling under the boards and snatching rebounds away from taller players. On the football field, I will always remember how good his hands were catching passes in traffic. My heart and prayers go out to the Shann Family
March 1, 2013
I feel and understand your grief, devastation, shock ,heartache, disbeleif and hurt.;ma Derick's memeories help soothe all you all feel. Cindy, mo of Gus, 32 Fred 31 ad the late Frankie May born 22 August 1977 and left this earth after a batle with a liver ailment, which she fought courageously until she could not fifgt anymore. RIP Frankie May and Derck;love all thise who knew you and will never forget you.
March 1, 2013
I met Derek Shann when I accompanied my dad on a business trip to Boston as a kid. I was maybe 10 years old and we went to a Boston College football game with the Shann family. My dad and Mr. Shann worked in the same industry and they took us to the game that day. I remember I bought a BC hat that had wings on it that moved when u pulled a string attached to the hat. I remember just meeting Derek and him looking at my hat like it was probably the lamest hat he had ever seen. Haha. Though he was probably right, I wore that hat all game and pulled the strings activating the flapping eagle wings on the sides, hoping for a quick cameo on TV that day. Dont think it happened.

Not sure I left Boston leaving a very good first impression to Derek of the kid from California with the stupid hat.

Fast forward some years. Derek and I were finishing our senior years of high school, his at Weston and mine in California. Because of my dad's relationship with the Shann family, Derek and I ended up at the same prep school, Worcester Academy, for a post graduate year. Little did I know when I was 10 years old visiting Boston for the first time that Derek and I would be lining up next to each other on the football field and the basketball court, and in the classroom I suppose at WA. Being the only kid west of New England, Derek was a great friend and teammate and made me feel welcome in a very distant land away from family and friends. I will always appreciate that and will remember the great, and tough, times we had there, and the battles we had on the football fields and basketball courts. I still can here that super deep voice of his and will always remember his unmistakeable laugh. Until our next game...
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