Updates for Rick Stubbins

Poppy, it has been one year since God called you to be with him. We still miss you so very much. We love you with all of our hearts and souls and not a day goes by that we don't think about you!

New Update posted on 11/02/09

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Dear, dear friends,

First, Rick and I would like to thank each and every one of you for going on this journey with us. The words of encouragement, expressions of love, prayers, and generosity have lifted our spirits. At the end of a long day, we look forward to reading notes in the guest book. They make us feel connected to our friends and home.

Second, I ask that you be patient with me as I learn to navigate this web site. This is a new concept for me. Also, I hope that you will understand if I canít always write as often as I would like; although I may find Tiffany sneaking in with her own notes.

Last, please forgive any grammatical errors. I will be writing more as a journal. I donít think I will have time for rough drafts, editing, and final copies. So, if any of my students are traveling down this Internet highway with us, please donít bring any of my entries to class with corrections.

 

In Loving Memory of Eddie Friberg

Beloved Classmate and Friend

Collingswood Class of 1967

Departed Our Circle of Friends July 24, 2008

Kind, Compassionate, Fun

May you have a grand time in Heaven with our other classmates who have gone before you. They will be waiting with open arms.

You Will Be Greatly Missed By All!

This is part of a letter I wrote to Eddieís daughter Kim. Following the excerpt from the letter is the obituary in Sundayís (July 27, 2008) Courier-Post. For Kim:

I will treasure our high school memories, the famous "Big Three" (Eddie Friberg, Eddy Weldon, and David Cordier in choir), Algebra II class with Mr. Edinger (we heard all the recaps of the football games - that was much more important to Mr. Edinger than math!), the fun after we graduated, and all the good times at the formal and informal reunions.  I will miss him very much. 

Your Dad was a man with a heart of gold.  He was a good friend.  He was loved by our class and will be missed by all.  I will choose to see him above us with our other friends who will be waiting to greet him with open arms.  There they are all healthy and happy.  There is only peace, forgiveness, and unconditional love in Heaven.

May you find comfort in the words from your Dad's dear friends.  May you find peace in knowing that he is in a wonderful place, his health has been restored, and he is probably already being voted captain of the football team!  Go Collingswood Angels!

FRIBERG, EDWIN F., JR.
Suddenly on July 24, 2008, of Collingswood, NJ. Age 59 years.
Beloved father of Kimberly (Jonathan) Bird of Collingswood, NJ. Loving son of Margaret (nee Jack) Friberg and the late Edwin F. Friberg, Sr. Dear brother of Margaret McDonnell and Cindy (Scott) Heckler.
Ed was a 1967 graduate of Collingswood High School and member of the Courier-Post All-South Jersey football teams in 1965 and 1966. He co-captained the 1966 team to a 9-0 record and lettered in baseball and basketball. In 1999, he was inducted into the Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Ed was also a 1971 graduate of Trenton State College where he played football.
A 25 year employee with Camden County Board of Social Services, Ed also taught and coached several sports at Collingswood High School.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Monday Evening 7 to 9 PM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, Haddon & Lees Aves., Collings-wood, NJ. Funeral service Tuesday 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ.
Due to Ed's great love of Little League, the family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in his name to Collingswood Little League c/o 900 Haddon Ave., Suite 206, Collingswood, NJ 08108.