VIDEO: Ron Freeman memorial service

VIDEO: Ron Freeman memorial service

Kriti Garg

School, community say goodbye to longtime coach and teacher, Ron Freeman



The memorial service was streamed live on Feb. 18. The above video is an edited version of the footage.

A memorial service for coach and teacher Ron Freeman took place in the gym on Feb. 18. Hundreds gathered to honor his memory.

Freeman died on Jan. 21 at the age of 52. He had been a mentor at MVHS for almost 30 years as a water polo and swimming coach and a history and physical education teacher. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Miriam and Ken Clark, his brothers Richard, Dean, John, and Wayne Freeman, and his sister Cathleen Bridenstein.

The family requests that donations be made to the Ron Freeman Aquatic Fund in lieu of flowers. Donations can be made to MVHS ASB/Ron Freeman Aquatics.

Program information:

Welcome: April Scott, Principal

Choir: For Good


Patrick Ellington, colleague/coach
Michael Cummings, class of 2003
Don Vierra, colleague/coach

Choir: Seasons of Love

Hartmut Ott, class of 1993
Jeff Thomas, colleague/PE teacher
Nicolet Danese and Sonika Singh, class of 2011


Guy Ravey, class of 1993
Alex Bagdasarian, class of 2011

Dedication: Brad Metheany
Pool Dedication: Lisa Fischer-Colbrie

Choir: Benediction

Conclusion: April Scott, Principal

Read more:
Jan. 22: “Coach and teacher Ron Freeman dies”
Jan. 24: Senior Nikki Danese’s tribute: “Ron Freeman—the legacy lives on”
Jan. 24: “Students and staff react to death of beloved coach and teacher, Ron Freeman”
Jan. 29: Students, athletes, colleagues, and alumni share memories: “MVHS remembers Ron Freeman”