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Missing Howie Berg

Dear Editor:

I have been away for the past few months, and I am so sad to see that Howie Berg passed away. I could not pass up a chance to say a few things about him.

Howie was such a giving man, always asking how he could help our team, raise money or give of his time to support his son’s interests. Howie always told me, “If you need anything, I’m a GREAT fundraiser!” A parent like that is a coach’s dream! Howie was one of those guys you looked forward to seeing each day when you strolled through Aspen. I know I did. We could talk a lot of baseball in a very short time, and I really enjoyed that.

Howie’s pride and joy was his son, Gus, and teaching him and watching him play baseball. He was such a dedicated fan. When he wasn’t feeling well this summer, he still parked and watched Gus play from his car. We all knew he was somewhere out there taking in every play.

Losing truly good people is always a rough time. I know Gus will carry on his dad’s legacy with the spirit of giving that made Howie such a special person. I look forward to coaching Gus this season and being there for him in any way I can.

Howie will be missed.

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My condolences to the Berg family.

Rick Ryan

Aspen

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