Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Last Run

To all of Rick's followers and fans,

My dad had his last final run today. He passed away this morning doing what he loves... running. Please join us in praying for him.

28 comments:

Karen said...

I am so sorry to hear it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Lisa said...

Oh no. So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family.

Lisa said...

I just now realized that it is Rick that passed away. I was thinking it was Rick's dad. I'm heartbroken. Rick offered me lots of advice last year when I was training for races and then when I was injured. I'm going to miss his encouraging words of wisdom.

My first half marathon on 10/17 is dedicated to him.

Rest in peace Rick.

Meg said...

Rick,
I can't believe this is true. You have filled our lives with laughter, hope and inspiration. Every post left us all giggling and I was just waiting to see you and your wife again in NYC in November. I just can't believe this.
Thanks for being such a wonderful human being. The blogging World will never be the same. We will miss you. Hugs and prayers to your family.
Love,
meg

Jen said...

I was a recent follower but was really inspired by Rick and was always entertained by his posts. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to say I'm glad that he passed away doing something he loved, but I really hope that it works that way for me. I'll wear a ponytail on my next run for him! So sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Cynthia O'H said...

I am so sad to read this news. My prayers are for your family. May Rick rest in peace.

bethtrue said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with the family.

Her Name is Rio said...

So sorry to hear this. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

onelittletrigirl said...

There are no words for this. I am sad to my core. Rick was a huge supporter of mine and he will be missed. He was so excited for my Warrior Dash today and I will run it in honor of him!

Steel Springs said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep Rick and your whole family in my prayers.

Forward Foot Strides said...

Oh wow, I'm so sorry to hear this. :-(

Rick's family, my thoughts are with you, and to Rick may you rest in peace.

lindsay said...

I am in shock. Rick was a great friend and runner, and I can only imagine how great of a husband/father he was. He is missed dearly! Thoughts and prayers to you guys --

Julie said...

I just learned about this sad news minutes ago. I am so sorry for the loss of Rick. I enjoyed his blog and comments. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

ajh said...

I am sorry to hear this. Rick always left such thoughtful and kind comments! My thoughts are with his family.

Jen said...

I am in shock. Rick left one of my first comments. Not sure how he found my blog or maybe I found his first.

Praying for everyone.

Anais said...

I am so heartbroken to hear this, my condolences to your family... I was in shock for a few minutes when I read this...

Rick was a great man and definitely made us all laugh, he will be missed!

Irish Cream said...

Words cannot describe how much it saddens me to hear this news. Rick has given me so many laughs and wonderful memories. He was always so supportive and protective of me . . . I had no doubt he would be there in a heartbeat if I ever needed help. He was honestly one of the most loving, giving and compassionate people I have ever been lucky enough to have "known". The blog world (and the world, in general) just won't be the same without him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. Rick will be deeply missed.

That Pink Girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Just heard about this - and what a terrible loss! My heart goes to you and your family at this difficult time.

Boris Terzic said...

Wow, really sorry to hear about Rick.

My condolences.

Southbaygirl said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rest in Peace Rick

Whitney said...

So sorry to hear this. Rick was one of my very first "followers" with my running blog. And I always loved his comments. He will be missed!

Silvergirl said...

I am so saddened to hear about your loss. Rick seemed like an incredible husband, father, friend and human being in general. He was my first follower and very supportive of me when I had no idea how this whole "blog thing" worked. I was really looking forward to meeting him at a race one day. I hope the memories you have of him help you to get through this difficult time. I will miss his posts and his support greatly.

MEM said...

I went to HS with Rick and am saddened by his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. - Mary(Ellen) Raskopf-Kawauchi

Iron Mike said...

Rick took me under his wing when I was hospitalized back in May. He flooded me with support to an extent I could never re-pay. I am thankful to have had the pleasure to know him.

Bootchez said...

I just found this out. I am so shocked, and sorry, to hear of Rick's passing. My best to Rick's family. He will definitely be missed!

Staci Dombroski said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss!!!

shenx said...

So sad to hear that.My prayers are with the family...

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