Rich Froats dies

Richard Lee “Richie” Froats Jr., 24, of Burgettstown, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in his home.
He was born August 1, 1986, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, a son of Richard Lee Froats Sr. and Bernadette Fuller Froats of Burgettstown.
A 2005 graduate of Burgettstown High School, he was a four-year member and letter winner of the wrestling team. He competed in the WPIAL championships his junior year and won the championship his senior year, won the Southwest Regional championships his senior year, and finished sixth as a junior and fourth as a senior in the PIAA state championships. He also holds the record for all-time career wins for the Burgettstown High School wrestling program.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, in Burgettstown Community Presbyterian Church, 1325 Main Street, Burgettstown, with the Rev. Dan Ekas, pastor, officiating. Everyone is kindly asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence.
If desired, memorial donations may be made in his name to Washington City Mission, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301, or any charity benefiting the underprivileged.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened?

Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:23:00 PM  
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is very sad news; only 24 years old. Was it a result of an accident? Our pray are with the family.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 3:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's were being a drug addict gets you...heroin and pills are bad for you kids.

Monday, December 19, 2011 1:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He died of a drug overdose, and no not steroids, heavy drugs, because that's cool in burgettstown.

Monday, December 19, 2011 1:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to be clear to the last two comments saying rich was on drugs. You have no idea what you are talking about. Rich was an amazing man who I loved dearly and he accomplished so much with a heart of gold and was such a great christian. Everyone was always jealous of Rich and that is clearly still true so for all those who read this blog I hope you aspire to be just like Rich. I hope you grow in your faith, reach your full potentials in life, and have a great heart like rich. He was truly someone to be admired unlike these two previous individuals who speak ill of the deceased whom they clearly didn't even know. P.s. He had a 4.0 in graduate school and would've received his degree in December so clearly he wasn't an addict.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A truly great person and friend. Missed every single day and never out of my mind. RIP

Friday, October 12, 2012 7:48:00 PM  

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