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Dear Karen and Scott,
There is no understanding this horrific loss. You have to be so very devastated and no words can even touch this gaping hole...but know that you have the love and prayers of so many people on this earth that Ryer touched with his love and smile.
There are souls too gentle to walk among wolves and so God protects them by calling them home. Your monumental task is dealing with this loss. May God wrap you in His

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Posted by: Debbie Jeffes - Englewood, FL - Friend   Dec 21, 2014

Sharing our sincere condolences for your devastating and tragic loss, with hopes that fond memories Ryer will keep your family strong in days to come.


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Posted by: The Mains - Port Charlotte, FL   Dec 21, 2014

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Schermerhorn:

We are so very sorry for your unimaginable and devastating loss. We had the opportunity to meet Ryer at Grand Master Marretti's Martial Arts School, Super Kids, where our daughter Brianna took lessons with him.
Ryer was such a kind, well-mannered young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. R.I.P Ryer!
Robert & Lourdes Henesy

Posted by: Lourdes Henesy - Rotonda West, FL   Dec 21, 2014

Ryer, we will miss you. We first met you when we were starting Superkids. We saw how hard you worked. You always gave your best. It made us want to work hard, too. We will miss you. Merry Christmas in heaven. Love from "the twins" Mary and Dan. Hugs. High fives and a fist bump.

Posted by: Mary & Dan O'Brien and family - Rotonda West, FL - Friends, from Master Maretti's   Dec 21, 2014

We understand there are no words that can fully describe the devastation parents feel on the loss of a child. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.

Posted by: Paul & Denise Andrews - FL   Dec 21, 2014

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Shermerhorn, I am so sorry for your great loss. Words cannot do justice for what an amazing young man Ryer was. His friendly personality, helpfulness, and boundless inquisitiveness will be greatly missed by me and everyone at FSW. He was a positive influence in our world and made it a better place. I extend my thoughts, prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by: Michael Mitchell - Punta Gorda, FL - Teacher   Dec 21, 2014

Ryer was an amazing kid. I took Tae Kwan Do with him. I was always partnered with the sweet little boy named Ryer. Then I started going to high school with him. I remembered him. He was an intelligent, sweet and caring boy and that's how we all will remember him. He always cared for others. He was a very special kid. FSW will never be the same. We love you Ryer.

Posted by: Sunny Trehuba - Friend   Dec 21, 2014

I didn't know Ryer well as I was two grades ahead of him. However, everytine I saw him he was smiling, friendly and kind to everyone he encountered. Mr. and Mrs. Schermerhorn, I want you to know that your son will be missed, not just by family and friends, but by the entire FSWC community. He made our school a brighter place and he touched the lives of many. May the kingdom of Heaven belong to Ryer. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by: Haley Saine - punta Gorda, FL   Dec 21, 2014

We are very sorry for the loss of an amazing young man. Ryer, may you rest in peace with your Heavenly Father. God bless you and your family.

Posted by: The Agles Family    Dec 21, 2014

Scott and Karen- There are no words to express our sympathy. We are so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. What a blessing it was to be lucky enough to be the parents of such an extraordinary young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both, as well as your families. We wish you peace and our condolences at this time.

Posted by: Becky and Phil Williamson - Fulton, NY - Family friends   Dec 21, 2014