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“I know it has been a long time, so I am sorry to Mr. and Mrs. Schermerhorn if this causes distress of any kind, but I was reminded of Ryer recently,...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: G - Sarasota, FL

“Scouting connected us to your wonderful son Ryer, and we are devastated to learn of your loss. Leeson was a friend and Sniperz patrol mate of Ryer...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Lee Foullon

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Schermerhorn, my beautiful son, Tyler (13 years old at the time of his suicide) passed away on 11/17/2005. I REALLY WISHED THAT...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Christina Jordan - Port Charlotte, FL

“Dear Cousin, Our thoughts and prayers are with you also. Please be confident in the excellent job you both did raising your son. It is...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim LaRoy - Kennedy, NY - Cousin

“Karen and Scott,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Although I did not know Ryer as a young man, I know he must have been a...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Jackie Parshall - Middletown, NY

“It is with great sadness and an extremely heavy heart that we must share our condolences to the Schermerhorn family. Ryer was a kind and wonderful...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and Julie Joseph - FL

“Dear Mr and Mrs Schermerhorn, My father and I would like to offer you our condolences. Ryer was a great friend and a great scout, and we are...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Meisner - Sarasota, FL

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Meisner - Sarasota, FL

“It is with a very heavy heart that we give our deepest condolences to Karen and Scott from the Jameson family. We cannot even begin to imagine your...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: al jameson

“To Mr. And Mrs. Schermerhorn, I was only informed tonight at our scout meeting and I'm not sure if I was a friend to ryer but we talked a lot and...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Ryan Hicks - Sarasota, FL

“Mr. and Mrs. Schermerhorn, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your son, Ryer. I had known him from 4th grade until he was chosen to transfer...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Matt Considine

“I umm... Want to apologize for anything that we all may have said or did to hurt you emotionally. My name doesn't matter as I speak for all of your...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: The Class of 2018 - FL

“Although I only met Ryer a few times, I remember his smiling face. His Mother never stopped talking about him and how proud she is of his many...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Margie Cuoco - Englewood, FL

“Knowing that in no way will this make up for your void, I'd like to apologize for your loss and I wish good travels on the road ahead. ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristen Locker - Englewood, FL

“I am so very sorry to learn of Ryers's death. As a parent who lost a son, I know how devastating that is. My deepest sympathy to you both. ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Davenport - Liverpool, NY

“Dear Ms. and Mrs. Schermerhorn, My son Helmut had the pleasure of being one of Ryer's first friends when he moved here as they were buddied up in...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Sarah Carter - Rotonda West, FL

“His precious memory will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joanne ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Joanne Newman - St. Petersbrug, FL

“Ryer played the role of Philostrate last spring in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with all the commitment and dignity that the role demands. Indeed,...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat Foster - Englewood, FL

“Please let us know if there is anything we can do... Ryer was an inspiration to all of us and we have all been positively touched by his presence in...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Dawn Sudbury - Sarasota, FL

“Karen, Please know I'm here for you. I cannot find the words to say what my heart feels, just know I'm thinking of you and praying for you always....Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Kym dawson - North port, FL

“I am so shocked to hear about Ryer's passing. He is such a great boy, now with the Lord. I always enjoyed talking with him. He was always very...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Fendrick - Port Charlotte, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Praying you will find some peace! ”
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Danielle Whitmore - Rotonda West, FL

“Karen and Scott, my heart goes out to both of you, you both will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Vickie Pettigrew - Englewood, FL

“Karen- sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Dale ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: DALE CARTER - PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

“Karen, Scott, Bonney, Becky and Family, We are so terribly sorry that you have lost this wonderful young man. Keeping you in thought and prayer. ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: John and Susan Lynch - Phoenix, NY

“Dear Schermerhorns,I cannot even begin to wrap my head or my heart around what must be such a tragic and devastating time for your family. Our...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Debra Midolo - Punta Gorda, FL

“I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Angela Carnell - Englewood, FL

“Scott. & Karen May God bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. God Bless you and your family. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: John & Sandi Slough - FL

“So sorry to learn of your loss.. Please accept my sincerest condolences.. ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Withem - Lancaster, OH

“I was so shocked to hear this sad sad news. I never met Ryer, but I always felt close to Scott and his sister as they grew up in Phoenix .N.Y. Ryer's...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Joanne Weiss - Henryville, PA

“Scott&Karen,Our prayers are with You, and may you find comfort in knowing that Ryer is at peace in his heavenly father's arms.Ryer was very special...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Jesse & Mary Lou Downhour - OH

“Scott and family so sorry for your loss prayers for your family. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Debi Medley - lancaster, OH

“Karen & Scott, My heart goes out to you ,sending many prayers for healing your way. May your faith assist you in these troubled times . God will...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Jo-Anne Calahan - St Petersburg, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. We Love and miss you. ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Jessi (Sanders), Scott & Alli Stimmell - OH

“Oh my Dearest friend from long ago....Scott, Karen and Ryer you all have a very special place in my heart! I am still in shock to hear the news of a...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Sanders - Baltimore, OH

“I did not know Ryer. However, I heard of this terrible news and just cried. I too have children and can't not even begin to imagine the pain you...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Elaine Sonnenberg - Englewood, FL

“Scott There are no words to express how sorry I am to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your wife. Please let me know if...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Theony - englewood, FL

“Jerry and I wish to offer our deepest sympathy for your indescribable loss. May God offer you solace and loving support. Please, call me ANY time...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Anne and Jerry Steimle - FL

“Were are so sorry to hear about Ryer's passing. Sending prayers of God's love, comfort & strength for all through this difficult time. Although we...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Mo, Scott & Mitch Wark - FL

“Ryer, May the flame from all of your candles light the way for you to bestow upon those who don't understand the harm from misused words, uneasy...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Renee Fanelli Galloway - FL

“Karen and Scott,We cannot express how sad we were to receive the news of Ryer's passing. We wanted to let you know that all of you are all in our...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Javier Aristimuño - Sarasota, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Alpha Ashby - Riverview, FL

“Ryer was always friendly and happy' as a student, very ambitious very handsome will be greatly missed! I am deeply sorry for the families loss... God...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Valerie Cotton - Englewood, FL

“Dear Karen and Scott There are no words of sympathy to ease the pain I know you must be in. From all that you shared with me during our years of...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy Pinto - Port Charlotte, FL

“I'm am so sorry for your loss. I'm here if you need anything. ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Pelc - Englewood, FL

“I had the privilege of meet this young fella at a luncheon with his mom. I'm guessing he was 8 yrs old You could feel the love he has for his Mom...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Terri and Malcolm Bauer - FL

“Dear Karen and Scott, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please try to remember the wonderful times you had with your son during his...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Wenda Toohey - Spring Hill, FL

“Karen and Scott, Just wnated you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Helen ”
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Helen Lindsey - Englewood, FL

“I am so sorry to hear of Ryer's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Theresa Knapp - Boston, MA

“Dear Karen and Scott, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Candace ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Candace Cooke - New Port Richey, FL

“Sending you love and hugs and praying for peace and healing during this difficult time. Please call is there is anything we can do for you. Mike...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike and Donna McCormick

“Thinking of you and your family in this time of hardship. From what I have read, it looks like your son touched many lives. ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Kayla Chapman - Saint Petersburg, FL

“Karen, You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. Word's cannot express how sorry I am that you are going through this. May god give you...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Benjamin - Hudson, FL

“Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. No words can express the sadness and grief that I know you and your husband are feeling. Know that your family...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Katie Kirksey - bradenton, FL

“Karen, Our hearts pour out to you and your family in the worse loss imaginable. Please know that you and your husband are in our thoughts and...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Renee Tichy - Ruskin, FL

“Dear Karen, My heart breakes for you and your family. Please know I'm here if you need to talk. ”
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Luci Cosentino - Oviedo, FL

“I did not know your dear son, but I am so saddened to know of your great loss. I am visiting a relative who lives a few houses down from you and just...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Jan Dean - Whitefield, ME, ME

“No words can express the enormous impact Ryer's passing has had on many of us in the school community. I shall never forget his smile, his infectious...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Costedio - Rotonda West, FL

“May God give you strength through this difficult time, please accept my prayers and deepest condolences for your devastating and tragic loss. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Corinna Jensen - Port Charlotte, FL

“My daughter Alexis was in a few over Ryer's classes a FSWC. She said Ryer was a great classmate. Alexis said Ryer was so funny and smart. I...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Jennifer Loukota - Pt Charlotte, FL

“My Dearest Friend Just that GOD has a new ANGEL ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Thimmes - Sugar Grove, OH

“Scott and Karen,I have no words to describe the devastation I feel for your loss. I know Ryer was everything to you and you proved that by all that...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Judith & Howard Tucker - FL

“As someone who knew Ryer from my 4th grade year to the middle of my 8th, receiving the news that Ryer had passed left me truly heartbroken. Ryer was...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Eryka Extejt - Port Charlotte, FL

“Dear Karen & Scott Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless the both of you. Bob & Linda . ”
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda & Bob Bondeson - FL

“Scott and family - words cannot express our sadness at the death of your son. May God hold you in his arms in the coming months. Larry anf Marlene...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Marlene Derrah

“Dear Karen and Scott....... There are no words to convey that could possibly express my sympathy for your loss. I will pray for your peace knowing...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Melanie McCall Moulton - FL

“Dear Karen & Scott-words cannot express the sincere sympathy we have for both of you. May Ryer Rest in Peace in God's Care. Our prayers and...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Joseph & Claudette Romano - FL

“Dear Scott & Karen: Please accept our sincere condolences. ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Walter & Claudette Taylor - FL

“I was so sorry to read about your son's passing. I, too, lost my only child, Tyler Jordan when he was only 13. When reading about your son, it seems...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Christina Russo-Jordan - FL

“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.....Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Jeffes - Englewood, FL

“Sharing our sincere condolences for your devastating and tragic loss, with hopes that fond memories Ryer will keep your family strong in days to...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: The Mains - Port Charlotte, FL

“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...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Lourdes Henesy - Rotonda West, FL

“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...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary & Dan O'Brien and family - FL

“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...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul & Denise Andrews - FL

“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...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Mitchell - Punta Gorda, FL

“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...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Sunny Trehuba - Friend

“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....Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Haley Saine - punta Gorda, FL

“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. ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: The Agles Family

“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...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Becky and Phil Williamson - NY

“Dear Karen, Scott and Family, Words cannot express enough the sympathy I feel for the loss of your son Ryer. I remember Ryer from Cub Scouts Pack...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Jolanda DeWaard-Snapp - Englewood, FL

“Ryer you seemed super cool ive heard so much about you sp many good things but i cant believe your gone due to freaking bullying i hate how people...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Nevaeh Sanchez - Englewood, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss Ryer was a sweet, caring young man and i consider it a privilege to have known him. please accept my prayers and...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Michele Meservey - Englewood, FL

“My heart is broken. I had Ryer in 6th grade in my Computer Class. In 7th and 8th he still came by my room with a smile and a hello. So many loved...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Leah Johnstone - Rotonda West, FL

“I was sadden to hear of the passing of your son Ryer. My heart breaks for your family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you process this...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Jill Miranda - Englewood, FL

“Our Prayers go out for the Thomas family. God bless you. ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Dennis & Pam Friess - FL

“Me and ryer didnt talk much but my best wishes tho the whole family r.i.p my friend ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: jake sasser - englewood, FL

“Karen and Scott, Words cannot describe how I feel. I know how much he meant to you,He will be in our prayers and may god give you strength through...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: stacy kalambalikis - FL - friend

“My best wishes go to Ryer's family. Ryer was an amazing person. He is one of the best people I have ever met. We were in the same percussion class...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Jenna Gardner - Port Charlotte, FL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Ryer was such a bright young man and was a joy to work with while at the club. I really expected him to be going places...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Morgan Carroll - Englewood, FL

“Rest in peace in Jesus's arms beautiful boy. ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Liz Likowski - Rotonda, FL

“Hat a bright, sweet boy you have. He was a gentle , peaceful soul, too good for this Earth. I am so very sorry for your pain and suffering. Our...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Clothier - rotonda west, FL

“Ryer, You were loved by all and missed by all. School hasn't been the same without you. We wear orange for you almost every day in your honor. Fly...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Holly LeBeau - Punta Gorda, FL

“R.I.P Ryer December 16 2014 Ryer, You were one of my first friends when I moved to Englewood Florida. I remember the day I met you like it was...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Mikayla Hacksunda - Englewood, FL

“RIP Ryer. You were such a wonderful friend, you were so intelligent, smart, nice and funny. FSWC will miss you and will never be the same. Fly high ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Kayla miller - Englewood, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Ryer, but I did go to school at FSW last year. If I had gone this year, I'm sure that we would've been...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Emanuella Cervello - North Port, FL

“Rest in peace dear ryer. The world is not as bright without you in it ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Martha Demetriou

“I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Snyder - Rotonda West, FL

“Dear Karen and Scott, We are so very sorry for your loss. I truly cannot express the sadness I have in my heart. I know how much Ryer was loved...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Alexander - Rotonda West, FL

“I considered myself a close friend of Ryer's. We talked a lot and had fun. I haven't spoken to him since the last school year and I deeply regret...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Brooke - Englewood, FL

“I am a grade below Ryer. I didn't know him personally, but I passed by him in the halls of LA Ainger. I am very sorry for the whole Schermerhorn...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Seth - Englewood, FL - Peer

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Ryer Thomas Schermerhorn, 14, of Rotonda West, Florida died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born August 30, 2000 in Lancaster, Ohio.

Ryer was a student of Grand Master Derrick Maretti achieving a second degree black belt in TKD and was a Life Scout working on his Final Eagle requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 100. Ryer studied piano as well as some percussion and French Horn. Ryer was certified as an advanced scuba diver with Nitrox. He enjoyed SCUBA diving both from his boat and with those of Fantasea Scuba as well as sailing with the USSMC. Ryer was a defender of justice overcoming and helping several others overcome peer pressure and bullying. Ryer was respected and admired by his peers and by those adults who choose to care about him as an individual and who dedicated their time to teach and advance his skills, talents and knowledge.

Survived by his loving parents Scott and Karen Schermerhorn, Aunt & Uncle Rebecca & Lee Jackrel, Great Grandmother Gladys Weeks, Grandmother Bonney Clewes Schermerhorn and Grandfathers Chester Kolasa and Porter Schermerhorn.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Ryer will be released back to the universe from which he came into the Gulf of Mexico.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.

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Private Memorial Services at a later date.