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Services Set For Garrett Reid in Broomall, Eagles Fans Mourn Death

Fans and community members share their thoughts on the death of Coach Andy Reid's oldest son, Garrett, who was 29.

Shock and sadness gripped fans Sunday upon learning that the eldest son of Coach Andy Reid had died.

Andy Reid and his family, who are locals to the Philadelphia suburbs, reside in Villanova. Garrett Reid graduated from Harriton High School in Lower Merion.

Services will be held Tuesday at the in Broomall, according the Philly.com’s obituary from the family. Andy Reid earlier this summer in June.

Garrett Reid, 29, was found in his bed at the Sayre Park dorms following a struggle of almost 10 years with drug addiction and drug dealing. Reid was helping at camp with players' stength training and conditioning. The death is under investigation.

Patch sites around Eastern Pennsylvania reacted to Reid’s death.

“That is terrible...my thoughts and prayers go out to the Reid family,” wrote on Radnor Patch.

“We are sadden to hear of The Reids family's loss.Our prayers are with you...Remember * Moments * Laughter ,” wrote on Roxborough-Manayunk Patch.

Do you have a memories of Garrett Reid or a message for the family? Add it to the comments below.

Eagles Training Camp Reaction

At training camp at between practices Sunday, fans milled around the merchandise tent, some stating "What?" and "That's Crazy," upon being told of the news about the death of Garrett Reid.

Others, who had already heard the news, said they were stunned and saddened.

"I'm heartbroken for his family," said Jason Turner, of Lincoln, who heard the news on the radio while driving up to camp. "The Reid sons had some struggles over the last couple of years. This is some sad news."

Coach Reid was absent from Sunday morning's practice. The team did hold an afternoon practice Sunday and all practices were expected to continue until Coach Reid's return.

Ray Swendlow of Huntington Valley, said Reid and his wife shouldn't be blamed for their son's death.

"It's a sad situation," Swendlow said. "This doesn't have to do, though, with how Reid raised his kids. You can't judge the parents. They did their best. It's terribly sad and tragic."

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo oversaw the team's practice Sunday morning and will oversee the team until Reid returns, the team said.

The Eagles' first pre-season game is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. The team's season opener is Sept. 9 at the Cleveland Browns.

Seavet1 August 06, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Comments beyond condolences are inappropriate at this time. There will be time later for comments.
E.Petry August 06, 2012 at 02:58 PM
God bless this family that mourns for their eldest son, Garrett. May he rest in eternal peace and may the Reid family be strong in their faith knowing this. My prayers are with you. Just a fan.

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