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FREEL Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com Ryan Freel left us December 21, 2012 at the age of 36. He is survived by three beautiful daughters, Ava, Alex and Aliana Freel. The children s mother Christie Freel, his mom and dad Norma and Clark Vargas, his father Pat Freel, brother Patrick Freel, his grandparents Oscar and Zenaida Rodriguez, nephew Ethan Freel, niece Ellie Freel, a large extended family and numerous friends that love him unconditionally. Ryan Paul Freel was born March 8, 1976 in Jacksonville, FL. He attended Sacred Heart elementary, Sandalwood high school, and graduated from Englewood High School. Ryan attended Tallahassee Community College. Ryan was raised by Norma Vargas his Cuban-American mother who, being hard working, worked 16 hours a day as a teacher and also had a house cleaning business in Jacksonville. He credited her for his perseverance, integrity and gritty, all-out style of play. Ryan also always loved a joke and had a goofy side. In 1995, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Ryan played 6 seasons in the Toronto minor league system before making his Major League debut on April 4, 2001. On November 18, 2002, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds. In five seasons with the Reds, Ryan hit .270 with 22 home runs, 104 runs batted in, and 134 stolen bases. His best season for the Reds was in 2004, when he hit .277 with 3 home runs, 28 RBI, 37 stolen bases, and 74 runs scored in 143 games. He played second base, third base and the outfield; and was known for his hustle and reckless style of play. During his tenure with Cincinnati, Ryan became the face of Cincinnati s signature outreach program, the Reds Rookie Success League . Initially, it was hard to recruit players to visit the program due to a fear that it might be awkward for some and inconvenient for others. Ryan provided the Cincinnati Organization with their biggest breakthrough in that regard, taking upon himself to make numerous visits each summer to more than 1,500 kids and volunteer coaches. His involvement included financial support, participation in sponsor activities, photo shoots and media access. Regardless of the role, Ryan always made certain that the kids came first and that he was helping to enhance the program. His presence, caring and enthusiasm lifted the Cincinnati program to new heights. Ryan sustained as many as 10 concussions and several injuries during his major-league career. He sat out 30 games during the 2007 season after suffering a concussion in an outfield collision with a teammate; an injury which led Ryan to be taken off the field in an ambulance. On December 2008, Ryan was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. May 2009, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs. On July, 2009, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals. He was a guy who was always all in, the way he tried very hard and hustled like he did, Ryan s former agent stated. He played all out and he lived that way too. During an eight-year major-league career, Ryan enjoyed a reputation among teammates as high-energy, outgoing and hilarious. In April 2010, Ryan signed with the independent Somerset Patriots.[3] In May 2010, Ryan decided to retire to focus on his two main passions, his 3 little daughters and his love of youth and young prospective ball players. Ryan returned to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. His enjoyment of his experience with the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League lead Ryan to found and run the organization called Big League Development, Inc. as President and CEO. As well as developing the organization and running it as president, he took the time to manage and coach two traveling teams as the head coach. When the sun paints the sky in the west, stand a few moments and remember him only at his best. Please direct all memorial donations to Big League Development Inc, a 5013c Corporation; 8808 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211 to provide scholarships for under privileged youth baseball hopefuls. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 5-8pm at Hardage-Giddens The Oaklawn Chapel 4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville FL. 32207. Funeral services will be 1pm Thursday, December 27, 2012 in the chapel of the Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville FL 32207. Followed by interment in Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Cemetery Words of comfort can be left at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.
Published by Florida Times-Union from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2012.
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Every Christmas I think of you Ryan. I think of all the joy you brought me as a Reds fan, I remember the time you called my girlfriend from my phone to thank her for being a fan (she had a HUGE crush on you!). And I am thankful I knew you, albeit as a fan in the stands. Rest easy, and peace unto your family.
December 24, 2020
Norma Vargas
September 5, 2018
Your Dad is busy doing a nice thing for your girls...turns out it's not only your Mom who still loves you--kindly folks all over the country do! :) God bless those precious-treasure girls! :D
June 16, 2018
Miss you , Ryan. Love mom❤❤
May 31, 2017
Miss you and thinking about you as your birthday approaches. You will always be remembered by your family and friends. We make a point to celebrate all all the special days and someone goes to the cemetery to place freshly flowers and pray for you
One day doesn't go by I don't think about you,
Love? Mom
Norma Vargas
March 1, 2017
Think of you all the time Ryan. Thanks for the memories. #RIPFreel #Reds
Ben Baker
December 22, 2016
Miss you so much. Will never get over Each day is a new day but my memories and love for you grow bigger and bigger each day. Mom
May 5, 2016
Ryan, you and Chris have been on my mind lately. You guys brought laughter and joy to our lives. We miss you. Kim Hook
October 4, 2015
I had the pleasure of playing with Ryan in the fall league in 2000 and wanted to let his family know even though 3 years later i will pray for them because the pain never goes away. what an infectious personality he had and a great teammate. Me and my wife's prayers will be with his wife and daughters. So sorry for your loss.
Adam Pettyjohn
October 3, 2015
Love and Miss you very much,

Norma Vargas
September 28, 2015
Today, I miss you so much. Everything that happened it seems to me like it was yesterday. I cant get used to this, However God gives me confort and Know I have to continue on and be here for the rest of my family specially Clark, Patrick, and your girls.
You have three wonderful girls, Smart, funny, sweet, and very talented, and they have a wonderful mommy that cares very much for them. I know you are play a big part in their lives and proof shows when Ava comes home with her basketball jersey #6. She's wonderful player, and she reminds me of you, she is very aggressive and she's all over the court just like you were when you played baseball. So long for know. Love you, Mom
September 28, 2015
Love you
April 25, 2015
I miss you Ryan I should say we all miss you everything around us remind us of you. Your girl are beautiful and they are doing well. Christie is a great mom you will be very proud of her. We visit your plot often. There we celebrate your birthday send balloons with nice messages. The girls look forward to do this. They remember you and love u very much. We keep your memories alive and I look forward the day I can be with you again.
April 25, 2015
I miss you Ryan I should say we all miss you everything around us remind us of you. Your girl are beautiful and they are doing well. Christie is a great mom you will be very proud of her. We visit your plot often. There we celebrate your birthday send balloons with nice messages. The girls look forward to do this. They remember you and love u very much. We keep your memories alive and I look forward the day I can be with you again.
April 25, 2015
Wore my Freel jersey in honor of Ryan to a minor league game tonight Lynchburg Hillcats loved his hustle and style of play he always gave 110% sadly missed
Jay Kerr
May 23, 2014
Thinking of you, Ryan and continue to pray for your sweet, adorable girls.
Tiffany Parsons
April 3, 2014
So sorry for his family loved watching him play for the reds .
Lenny Holland
April 2, 2014
I didn't have the honor to meet Ryan but heard through our family what an amazing person he was....God Bless him and those who loved him....

Ann Freel Ball
October 26, 2013
I enjoyed watching Ryan Freel's all out play so much that when I purchased a Red's jersey I chose his name for the back. I could've done like so many others at that time and had Griffey on the back but I wanted Freel. He demonstrated how to not only play the game of baseball but how to live life. Give 110% or go home. I coach little league baseball and have passed that on to them. Thanks for the lesson Ryan.
Scott Willett
October 24, 2013
the Bemis family enjoyed the career of Ryan Freel Rest in peace brother
September 23, 2013
only now heard of Ryan;s death and am so sorry for the family's loss. I enjoyed his playing for the Reds. May God be with all of the family as they are at a loss yet over his untimely death
Wanda Quint
September 11, 2013
I am adding this message long after Ryan's passing in order to express my condolences to his family and in the hope what I write will be forward ed to them. My small collection of Ryan memorabilia consists of a nice salection of cards from Ryan's early career AND the Reds wind shirt Ryan wore when he played in Cincinnati. If Ryan's family would like to have these items free I would be glad to ship them to Florida directly to the family or in care of the funeral home. [email protected]
Katharin Foster
July 6, 2013
Ryan Freel was my favorite Reds player of all time
Penny Hancock
April 8, 2013
Thinking about you tonight. Thank you for being such a great friend to Chris.
Kim Hook
March 16, 2013
I only got to know him for a short time, my thoughts and prayers are with Chris and the girls, for who I know he had a deep love. I will miss you my friend.
John Mineer
January 15, 2013
Norma, Clark and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you in your sorrow.
Rolando and Maria Julia Perez
January 6, 2013
I will miss those kind, haunting blue eyes that always held a mischievous little twinkle. Ryan loved baseball with an over the top compassion that was second only to his lovely three daughters. His zest for life and love for his family, especially, his mother, was profound and contagious to be associated with. Ryan always made everyone feel comfortable and accepted to be around. Ryan was amusing and more often than not made me laugh. He was never too busy to help others, even visiting my father in the hospital signing a bat for him and many autographs for the doctors and nurses who attended him. During our "Real Men Read" project, Ryan came to our school and read to our students instilling in them not only the importance of reading, but also of being disciplined and always doing their absolute best. Even though the immense hurt Ryan's early departure has left us all with, he has also left us with many memories of amazing plays, amusing anecdotes and what an absolutely loving and devoted father and giving individual he was. May God provide strength and comfort to his family.
January 6, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family of Ryan. Loss of a child is always a tragedy and difficult to understand and accept. I was a classmate (1962) of his father Pat and also lost one of my sons this past year. I could tell that Ryan's family was proud of his accomplishments through Pat's postings on classmates. Ryan and his family will be in my prayers throughout these difficult times.
Tom Brown
January 6, 2013
My love, thoughts and prayers are with Ryan and his family. God bless you all.
Carol Wooden-Michaels
January 6, 2013
We are sending our love, prayers and condolences to all his family and friends. This is Such a tragic loss.
Jazi Dorado (Rodriguez)
January 4, 2013
I would like to wish the Freel Family our Prayers and Condolences. Pat Freel was a resident of ours and would visit the rental office, and we saw how proud he was of his sons and what a lucky father he was. We felt that the boys would play sports and enjoy them as much as their father did. This occurred back in the 1981 era. I know that the family feels as if their hearts will never heal from Ryan's sudden death. I pray that time will help the healing process, but I also believe that when we lose someone, we hold on to a special place in our hearts that we always held them in and will always keep for them. Over time you will find that memories of Ryan, will make you smile and cry. But Ryan will not be forgotten due to them. May God Bless your family, and help you through this difficult time.
L. Hartsfield
January 3, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our son loved watching Ryan play and he was thrilled to have finally met him last year. Ryan will always be remembered and truly missed.
Ken and Teresa Gore
January 2, 2013
One of my all-time favorite Reds...he played the game the way it should be played. My condolences to his family on their loss.
Randy Peterson
January 2, 2013
Ms. Norma, Mr. Pat, Patrick and the Freel family. I haven't seen any of you in years but my dad, Ralph, always would talk about your family when he had info or talked to Mr. Pat. He would tell me about Patrick and Ryan and how well Ryan was doing in baseball. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Lori (Bostrom) Bernardi
January 1, 2013
I am from Ohio and went to see the Reds with my children and grand children. The question was always the same. Is Freel playing tonight. We did love Freel's dirty shirt night. My oldest grandson wants to play ball as well as Ryan. My heart is broken.
Kristi Crisp
January 1, 2013
Ryan was so exciting to watch play the game of baseball. I loved his hustle. There was no ball that couldn't be caught in his mind, no base that couldn't be stolen!!! You were one of my all time favorites Ryan. May God grant your family peace.
Mary Alice Gausman
December 31, 2012
My heart goes out to you all
I pray Gods Peace and Comfort over each of you during this time of broken hearts . He was very loved and admired by so many and how proud that has to make you and comfort you
Linda Peppers GURGANIOUS
December 30, 2012
Ryan, you touched many lives and will always be remembered, and deeply missed. I'll never forget your generosity to my son Peter, who shares your birthday. So sorry I couldn't attend the services but I'll keep my promise and make sure your family has the photos I'd taken. Rest in peace, my friend. Blessings and strength to Christie and your family.
John Reddington
December 29, 2012
I will miss Ryan so much. He was like another family member to me for the past 20 years. His passing is so tragic for so many. I love him dearly & look forward to the day I get to spend eternity with him in heaven.
Jacklyn Sams
December 29, 2012
Pat and family
Our thoughts and prayers
are with you at this sad time
for all of us
Fred an Ann Hassan
December 29, 2012
Prayers to all the family...a true loss...still having a hard time understanding. Ryan was such a great guy...loved his wife and girls...guardian angel to watch over them now. So sorry for your loss.
Valerie Brock
December 29, 2012
May you rest in peace.
Jeremias Reyna
December 28, 2012
pat & family...may the Lord be with you all, especially now. may his comfort cover you all. God Bless.
richard & betty ann jax, fl.
December 28, 2012
Larry Ewing
December 28, 2012
Hey Ryan..I just saw that early evening at outback and the bartender said that you were a frequent nice customer, and I said say hi to your mom and dad ... it was good seeing you and I almost did not recognized u..lol..and u said your name .. then today I was so schocked that you decided to be with the Lord ... I was so saddened with the news .. and also felt sad for the love ones u left behind ... I only knew you a bit ... and enjoyed being part of the Casa Vargas noche buena dinner every year.. except this year ... hope everything goes well up there .. you are in heavenly peace ..
Cissy McNamara
December 28, 2012
Blessed are those who mourn,for they shall be comforted.T.Clark-New Vienna,Ohio
December 28, 2012
Praying God's peace for your family.
Cliff &Trudy Norton
December 28, 2012
Ryan, You were always a great friend to me even though we haven't been able to see each other for a few years but we always kept in contact via phone calls, text and facebook. You have always been there! You will always be remembered as the happy go lucky guy whom everyone loved! I am praying for you, your friends, family and those three beautiful girls. May your soul rest and we will meet again one day!
Melissa Logsdon
December 28, 2012
Dear Ryan, my prayers are with you to be recieved in heaven and continue playing the game with the best. You were loved so much on this earth. I remember all the laughs at Sandalwood. Prayers for your daughters and family to have peace. Love and prayers forever.

Brooke Estes- Forte (Sandalwood High)
Brooke Forte
December 27, 2012
The Lord sure does work in mysterious ways but Step-Dad was right today about Ryan being with The Lord now!
He was a wonderful person and I hope the entire family will take comfort in the beautiful memories you have of spending time with him, and do not forget, someday we will all be together again, Amen!
Peter Bragan, Jr.
December 27, 2012
To a great ball player who I remember watching play when I was younger.. I stared in amazement, on the edge of my seat while I watched Ryan Freel play for the Cincinnati Reds. I was always excited to go watch. I will always be a Freel fan and a Reds fan. Prayers and thoughts for the family, friends, and fellow teammates. <3
Kellie Spicer
December 27, 2012
Norma, Pat and Freel family...I'm so sorry to hear of Ryan's passing. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. During Ryan's playing days he made great conversation for my dad Armando and Tio Raul. My siblings and I still have the autographed baseball Ryan signed and Pat gave my dad. RIP Ryan
Teresa Fernandez-Lowery
December 27, 2012
Sharon and I are saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts are with you and your family.
Harold & Sharon Vandiver
December 27, 2012
Today a little piece of my heart was laid to rest. Ryan you had my heart from the first time I met you. We have laughed, cried, joked, smiled and had good times and bad times together. I would never go back and change any of it. You taught me how to live my life for today and not look back at yesterday, to have hope for tomorrow and to NEVER SAY NEVER!. I am truly blessed to have had you in my life. You were an amzing friend that will remain near and dear to my heart. Thank you for the amazing memories you hve given me. I will cherish them forever. One of my fondest memories is when the you and the girls came to visit me at work and we played dress up and played like we were manneuines in the window. We had the best time acting like we were little kids just like the girls. My heart goes out to your mom, Clark and the girls. You were such an amazing father and your eyes just lit up any time you were with them. I am truly blessed to have been introduced to them and have such an amazing friendship with your mom now as a result. Thank you for that. You will never be forgotten Ryan Freel. I look forward to the day that we will all see you again in Heaven. You will always have a special place in my heart!
Megan Barnes
December 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are for Ryan's family in this time of sorrow.
Ruthie and Buddy Jones
December 27, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan several years ago while he was in high school and he was a very pleasant young man and very enthusiastic about playing pro baseball. I am so sorry to hear about his loss and prayers go out to his families for his untimely demise; he will never be forgotten. My sincerest sympathy goes with you.
Albert Owen
December 27, 2012
Ryan I remember and still have the picture of us during 9th grade homecoming at sandalwood. We may have lost touch but I followed your career, and was proud of all you achieved! You will be Honored and missed old friend! Praying comfort for your family and friends! until we meet again!
Carmen Witcher-Gold
December 27, 2012
dear uncle pat, i am sorry for the lost of ryan. there's not enough words to tell you how sorry i am. you and the family are in my prayer's. love you . christine freel (ken's daughter)
christine freel
December 27, 2012
Rest in Peace Ryan. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.
Gerald Eady
December 27, 2012
Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (NIV)

Ryan will always hold a special place in my heart. I am better because I knew him. When I look up I know he's with the angels. God bless the family and countless friends who will forever love Ryan and cherish the memories.
Jen Vetsch
December 27, 2012
Dear Norma and Clark:
I know how much you loved Ryan and the void he leaves in his whole family. Our prayers are with you in these very difficult times.
Will all our love ,
Marcia & Dick Morales
Ricardo Morales Jr.
December 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan's Family. May God bless you at this time of sorrow. We remember Ryan from Sandalwood Baseball,he was a great player and friend to all.
Jim and Janice Augherton
December 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chris Pegram
December 27, 2012
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Ryan was a great guy and will be truely missed. I just wish he could see how many people loved and cared for him.
Susan Garrett
December 27, 2012
Dear Norma and Clark, You are in our hearts and prayers. Don and Barbara Lynn
December 27, 2012
to the Freel family and friends I and my wife want to said how sorry we are of the passing away of your son. THERE IS NO WAY to express our sympathy and sadness of the lost of your son. May god bless your family with his love and understanding of his love and kindness for all of us. ya;ll will always be in our prayers that you may have peace and comfort in knowing he is in good hands and his pains will not be there anymore. Pat we love you and if we can do anything for you, even if you just need to talk call me.Lance and Jeannette Lindsey 904-535-0814. our thoughts and prayers will be with your family
lance lindsey
December 27, 2012
Norma, we are greatly saddened here at the Catholic Center. Bishop Estevez was notified yesterday when I returned to the office. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. Peace, Cathy Macina (your early morning friend!)
December 27, 2012
We were lucky to see Ryan play at GABP several times. He played with such heart! Our hearts are with his family during this difficult time. Rest peacefully Ryan. The Hill Family
Jeannette Hill
December 27, 2012
Norma, thinking of you and lifting you and your family up in prayers.
Cora Royal Hackley
December 27, 2012
I remember your first day as a Red, I heckled ya, saying "Freel Dawg, who the heck are you!" You shrugged it off. For the past two years I've worn your number on my back in my after work league, reminding me to try hard. Freel Dawg, thanks for teaching me to hustle. RIP
Ben Baker
December 27, 2012
I have a very heavy heart after attending the visitation for Ryan this evening. Ryan touched so many lives and meant so much to my family, "The Sams". My fondest memory of Ryan is leaving the keys to my car in my locker during school hours so him and my cousin, Kevin could take my car off campus. :) My heart breaks for his three beautiful girls which I had the honor to meet this evening. Rest in peace my friend. You will truly be missed.
Tiffany Parsons
December 27, 2012
Ryan was a genuinely caring person and he had such a great connection with his players; he really loved "his boys."
We saw this cloud on our way to Oaklawn tonight -- how appropriate for a guy who lived every part of his life with an exclamation point!!!
The Hoelles
December 26, 2012
Rest in Peace Ryan. My heart aches for your girls, your family, friends and everyones life that you touched. god Bless. You will all be in my prayers. I knew Ryan from Englewood and have seen him around since (both of my boys play baseball) he will truly be missed.
Jessica Strickland (Libby)
December 26, 2012
My son and I stood at Great American Ball Park waiting for Ryan to stop by to get his autograph. He was so wonderful with the kids, we enjoyed watching him play for "our team". He was today's Pete Rose, played with such heart. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Freel family, may you find peace in the memories you hold in your heart. RIP Ryan, you will be missed.
Lori Wade
December 26, 2012
I met Ryan through playing baseball at Sandalwood with my brother, funny and nice is how i will remember Ryan, God Bless, Boggess/Tandingan Family
patricia boggess
December 26, 2012
Ryan we were blessed to have crossed paths with you at BLD. The boys loved being on the field with you. We are praying for peace for all who loved you especially your beautiful daughters!!!
Erin, Gerard, Liam, Aidan and Sean Durkin
December 26, 2012
I am a huge fan of Ryan Freel. I have been a Reds fan for 40 years and few have demonstrated the amount of heart and passion on the field of play. Had a chance to meet Ryan at a Reds Winter Caravan event in Muncie, In two years ago. May God be with his family. Thank you Ryan for appreciating the opportunity you had and also for your desire to give back to kids. You will be greatly missed. Steve Wells
December 26, 2012
Words cannot express the sorrow my husband and I feel for Ryan and his family. He was a favorite when he played for the Reds and all of our grandchildren own a t-shirt with Freel on the back of it. We will remember him as a wonderful baseball player that was genuine to his fans. I will treasure the picture I had taken with him at Reds fest and how sweet and polite he was with me by signing that picture. Our prayers are with you Christine,Ava Alex and Aliana. Hold your most precious memories close to your hearts forever.
Liz Meads
December 26, 2012
It was a privilage to have known Ryan in his early years of baseball with Toronto. He was a talented young man with so much energy, who gave 100% everyday. Thought's and prayers are with Ryans children, family and friends. RIP my friend. Dennis Brogna, Murrells Inlet, SC
December 26, 2012
Ryan Freel will be a Red forever. He is sadly missed and fondly remembered as a not only a fine ballplayer but a great human being. Cincy will miss him always.
Carl Montavon
December 26, 2012
Our prayers go out to the Freel family!
Hal and Hal Jr Brickel
December 26, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
Robert and Cheryl Garcia
December 26, 2012
My heart goes out to Norma and her family. Ryan was a son to be proud of.
Diane Hale
December 26, 2012
My deepest thoughts to the Freel family. May your precious mrmories and the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfor ease the pain of your grief.-Isaiah 61:2. My thoughts are with the family may you all find comfort in the Almighty as you mourn the loss of your beloved.
Lynn Harmon
December 26, 2012
I remember watching Ryan play T-ball with my son Jason. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time.
Pamela Strickland-Connor
December 26, 2012
All I can picture is a backwards hat and that Isuzu Pup!From the days of Sandalwood to today, you always had a way to make people laugh and smile regardless of the situation... God Bless you and your family, and your beautiful children thru these tough times...Proverbs 3:5-6
R.I.P FoReel! Love you!
December 26, 2012
jamie black
December 26, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Freel family, especially Christie and their 3 daughters. RIP Ryan and may the family find peace and comfort during this difficult time. God bless.
Erika (Schneeman) Ressler
December 26, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the family in this time of bereavement. May God bless you all with peace of mind that Ryan is now with him.
Hellon Brown
December 26, 2012
Ryan was a tender, caring soul. He loved his girls & loved sharing & playing & teaching the game of baseball. His passing has left a hole in my heart. I pray that Ryan is finally at peace & know that he will be watching over his girls & his mom throughout their lives. I am a better person for having known him. R.I.P. May God Bless.
Diane Gorski
December 26, 2012
Los tenemos en nuestras oraciones.que Dios los bendiga.
Carlos y Mari Bolanos
December 26, 2012
Ryan has blessed our family more than words can describe. It was a pleasure getting to know him and to work along side him. May his family know that he always put them first and that he adored his girls. He loved kids and his founding BLD was a godsend that those of us associated with will always cherish. Ryan, Rest in Peace with the Lord my friend.
Scott Miller
December 26, 2012
Ryan, what a great coach, the kids and parents alike loved you. You will be deeply missed. RIP
Mike, Michele & Trey
December 26, 2012
we send our love to you ryan...our prays and thoughts are with your girls
angela dawley
December 26, 2012
we send our love and prays to you ryan
December 26, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol Brown
December 26, 2012
RIP, Ryan #6.
Mike Parrish
December 26, 2012
You were always giving and full of energy. You called my son the Little Ryan Freel, offerred him free instruction. Honored to have known you and our prayers are with you and yours. None of us will ever forget you and my boy said he will honor you by playing every sport like you till his last game.
December 26, 2012
When we first moved in two doors down from the Freels, Ryan knocked on our door and asked if Luke, my then 7 year old son could pass the baseball, that was 9 years ago... He has been a friend ever since... I will miss you till I see you in Heaven...
Shawn Porter
December 26, 2012
Norma and family. I was so saddened to hear about Ryans death. May GOD be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Ron dugan
Ron Dugan
December 26, 2012
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