Cal Riley Funeral Fund

$76,505 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 891 people in 18 months
This go fund me account is to help Cals parents put him to rest with respect, dignity, and honor that he deserves. Thank you in advance for all your donations we highly appreciate it

As of now all we know is Calvin was shot randomly while playing Pokémon Go. More details in link below

http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/San-Mateo-man-20-shot-to-death-near-SF-s-9127561.php


Due to this cruel world we live in, a part of my family was taken from us. When we got a call at 4:30 am saying he's gone I thought I was having a bad dream. We've had too many laughs, too many memories, too many moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. 3x Lowell city champions! Calvin Riley you were my best friend. Nothing in the world will top the good times we've had together.  You were more than a cousin/best friend to me, you were my brother....You left me for California a couple years back. When you moved I balled my eyes out. Now what? You had the world in the palm of your hands! I know you moved out there to pursue your dreams of one day making it to the league and you had all the mechanics, talent and dedication to make your dreams a reality. But all that was taken by a coward who wanted to shoot up a poké stop. I wish I got to talk to you one more time. I would've told you how much I loved you and missed you. How bad I look forward to seeing you again. 
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Candle vigil for cal tomorrow. Callery park @ 7:30pm
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Calvin's services will start on Thursday, August 11th with viewing beginning at 6pm and vigil starting at 7pm. The funeral mass is the next day on Friday, Aug.12th starting at 11am.
Both will be held at
St. Gregory's church,
2701 Hacienda St.
San Mateo 94403

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our family in this time of need.
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Thanks you all for your donations ! Very appreciated
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JoAnn Johnson
18 months ago

Yvonne & Adam--you don't think this family has suffered enough? Your comments are hurtful & hatefilled. You have the option to simply not donate. You couldn't choose to just do that. Instead, you had to be a keyboard bully. I don't know this young man, or his family. I can't imagine the pain his family & friends must feel. My thoughts & prayers are with them. For you Yvonne & Adam, I pray for cold hatefilled souls.

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Lynnette Frease
18 months ago

I was walking on the path and I heard the shots ( 4 shots) to be exact. I seen someone crying and yelling that his friend was shot. I seen everyone just look and coming forward I was in shock . I seen people try to take pictures and videos, it immediately disgusted me. I yelled why isn't anyone doing anything. I ran over to him and his friend, I told him to hold his head up so he can get an air flow. I comfort him in prayer and rubbed his head, I felt the pain and the fear radiate off of his body. God wasn't there so my family believes I was there to comfort him as he left this earth. His friend said he was turning colors and I then realized he was gone. It broke my heart, when I looked at him he wasn't a gang banger he wasn't dressed in any bad clothing or made him self appear as a threat. He was a normal guy. Just trying to play Pokemon. I cried the whole way home I couldn't sleep for two days. I couldn't even sleep alone from what horror took place at the aqua park. I wasn't even suppose to be there. Even though I never knew Calvin Riley he took a big effect on my life, as a Native American we have a goodbye ritual prayer. In my letter I told him I'm sorry what happened to him and many other personal things and ended as he rested in peace. I folded the note and light it on fire and emptied It in a bowl of ash with ash from white sage. And buried it in the dirt. And soon then I was free from the pain and horror I seen. It helped so much. I have lost so many people in my life but never been put in this situation . If your family with Calvin tell his mom to message me. I have a family member who runs a group for mothers that loose there kids from murders . It's called from the streets to the grave. My cousin has been murderd and my family member had created this group and it spreader out . Ms.Riley if you are reading this message me on my Facebook @lynnette Frease I'm so sorry this happened to you. May Calvin Riley rest in peace . And be loved in paradise ❤️

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Tracey Larsen
18 months ago

Yvonne Messer Schmidt and Adam Young you are cold blooded and heartless people to leave the comments that you have left here. Guess you weren't taught that if you don't have nothing nice to say then don't say anything. I'm truly sorry for this young man's family for the lose of there son.. May he rest in peace.. I'm praying that they find the monsters that caused this and they get what they have coming to them 10 fold.

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Mia Baldini
18 months ago

The Riley's are a great family and an amazing addition to the st. Greg's community. No one deserves to go through this, especially this family. I met Calvin a few times and right off the bat I could tell what an amazing person he was. Kariann, Bria, and the rest of the Riley's, the Baldini family sends you our love. As for the heartless comments from Adam Young and Yvonne Messerschmidt, you have no right to comment on this page. This is a community sending love and support both through kind words and donation to a grieving family in need. This page was set up by Calvins cousin, the Parents DID NOT ASK for the donations, but we as a community are here to help in any way possible. "deserves to get shot"??? ARE YOU JOKING?! A young INNOCENT man has been killed for simply playing a game that almost every other person in this country plays. NO ONE DESERVES TO GET SHOT FOR PLAYING A GAME, NO MATTER WHAT AGE. you two are heartless and cruel human beings, but still, neither of you deserve the same fate as Calvin. No one does.

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Erin McQuerrey Wolf
18 months ago
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This comment is from my daughter, Becca Wolf, who is out of internet range for the summer: You always knew how to make me smile...love you, Cal! I know you're already friends with everybody in heaven!

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Gabriel Antonio Morales
18 months ago
7
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Sorry Yvonne that your family wasn't loved this much.. Don't get mad

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Robin Kish-miller
18 months ago
4
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There was no reason for this to happen (no apparent motive - just a random, heartless killing). I feel for the family~~~:(

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Jamie Parque
18 months ago
4
4

I never got the pleasure of meeting Calvin, but my younger sister Jessica was friends with him and from what she told me he was super outgoing, funny, an awesome baseball player, but most of all just a very nice all around guy. They were going on their 49th day snap chat streak. This breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the Riley family. Calvin, may you rest in paradise!

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Kim Avery-Wheeler
18 months ago
3
3

This show of love and support from family, friends and strangers speaks for itself. The Wheeler Family

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Ryan Koch
18 months ago
3
3

Calvin was a great teammate, a great roommate and a better friend. He was my brother and was even like another son to my family. What happened to him doesn't make any sense. Bad things shouldn't happen to good people. Ultimately, I'm happy that God gave me a chance to meet Calvin and be close to him. Rest in peace Calvin. I love you man.

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Francesca Gomez
18 months ago
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I just want to say how sorry I am for the loss of such a promising young man. I don't understand the evil in this world. My 19 year old son was just in SF last weekend playing Poke Man so this has really hit me hard. Please know that my thoughts are with all of those who loved Cal. I wish I could donate but I struggle every month financially. God Bless you

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Tiffany AnnMarie Ryan
18 months ago
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2

My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Ignore the ignorance of others and not judge them as they do you and not no your full story... we are not the ones to judge God is and God don't like ugly. Goodluck to you all may God give you and your family the strength to get threw this

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Jonathan Allen
18 months ago
1
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In loving memory . . . from Calvin's Memorial Mass Program: When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me, I’ll wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me as much as I love you, And each time that you think of me I know you miss me, too. When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

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Kristen Oljey McCullough
18 months ago
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I love all the support for this family , Thank you from the bottom of my Heart ♥♡♥

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Ah Drawde
18 months ago
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Dear Cal's family, I'm deeply saddened by this tragedy as I was only 10 minutes away from Aquatic Park at Fort Mason also playing Pokemon Go. This could have happened to me or another innocent person just trying to enjoy their Saturday. I hope that the individual(s) who took your beloved Cal away will be arrested so that justice may prevail. Sincerely, Ed Ha

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Allison Kermgard
18 months ago
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Even though we weren't close, he would always smile and wave to me whenever we crossed paths at delta. He was a good guy. My heart goes out to his family

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Jess Quinn
18 months ago
1
1

"Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. The sense of loss must give way if we are to value the life that was lived." - Unknown My sincerest condolences and love to Cal's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Brandon Vuu
18 months ago
1
1

From private school being each others only friends going in our first year, to Lowell City champs 2/3 times this kid was unbelievable one of the greatest people you could ever have the chance of knowing look down upon us Cal, rest easy

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Alannah Hurley Chase
18 months ago
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Our love and prayers to the Riley family. We are heartbroken to learn of this tragedy. My sons Jack n Clark looked up to Calvin as baseball players and as Padres. Sean coached both my boys and was kind enough to attend their dad's funeral when he passed suddenly. We are crushed for the family ⚾️.

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Michelle Fleming
18 months ago

Kouren Thomas is another young man hat lost his life to senseless violence this weekend. He was not armed or acting up and got killed. Instead of saying positive things and donating, people are calling his mom a welfare mom. Saying she only needs a few dollars for the funeral because his homeboys can just smoke his ashes. People are even cheering that there is one less black. You guys have asked for more money than she did and they are accusing this black family of bein greedy losers that take advantage of the system like all blacks. Can you please leave some positivity on his page? Even if you can not donate, the people on this page have been so loving and supportive and we need more of that going around.

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John Ashe
17 months ago

In memory of my SJA '11 classmate who worked with me setting up Sister Prescille's folk group for all the Masses in eighth grade. Even though we did not see each other after graduation, I cannot get over this loss. You will not be forgotten! RIP, Calvin.

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Anonymous
18 months ago
$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
$50
Wendy Mansell
18 months ago

With our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers at this tragic time. Adam Mansell & family.

TF
$25
Torno Family
18 months ago

You are in our prayers.

JoAnn Johnson
18 months ago

Yvonne & Adam--you don't think this family has suffered enough? Your comments are hurtful & hatefilled. You have the option to simply not donate. You couldn't choose to just do that. Instead, you had to be a keyboard bully. I don't know this young man, or his family. I can't imagine the pain his family & friends must feel. My thoughts & prayers are with them. For you Yvonne & Adam, I pray for cold hatefilled souls.

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Lynnette Frease
18 months ago

I was walking on the path and I heard the shots ( 4 shots) to be exact. I seen someone crying and yelling that his friend was shot. I seen everyone just look and coming forward I was in shock . I seen people try to take pictures and videos, it immediately disgusted me. I yelled why isn't anyone doing anything. I ran over to him and his friend, I told him to hold his head up so he can get an air flow. I comfort him in prayer and rubbed his head, I felt the pain and the fear radiate off of his body. God wasn't there so my family believes I was there to comfort him as he left this earth. His friend said he was turning colors and I then realized he was gone. It broke my heart, when I looked at him he wasn't a gang banger he wasn't dressed in any bad clothing or made him self appear as a threat. He was a normal guy. Just trying to play Pokemon. I cried the whole way home I couldn't sleep for two days. I couldn't even sleep alone from what horror took place at the aqua park. I wasn't even suppose to be there. Even though I never knew Calvin Riley he took a big effect on my life, as a Native American we have a goodbye ritual prayer. In my letter I told him I'm sorry what happened to him and many other personal things and ended as he rested in peace. I folded the note and light it on fire and emptied It in a bowl of ash with ash from white sage. And buried it in the dirt. And soon then I was free from the pain and horror I seen. It helped so much. I have lost so many people in my life but never been put in this situation . If your family with Calvin tell his mom to message me. I have a family member who runs a group for mothers that loose there kids from murders . It's called from the streets to the grave. My cousin has been murderd and my family member had created this group and it spreader out . Ms.Riley if you are reading this message me on my Facebook @lynnette Frease I'm so sorry this happened to you. May Calvin Riley rest in peace . And be loved in paradise ❤️

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Tracey Larsen
18 months ago

Yvonne Messer Schmidt and Adam Young you are cold blooded and heartless people to leave the comments that you have left here. Guess you weren't taught that if you don't have nothing nice to say then don't say anything. I'm truly sorry for this young man's family for the lose of there son.. May he rest in peace.. I'm praying that they find the monsters that caused this and they get what they have coming to them 10 fold.

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Mia Baldini
18 months ago

The Riley's are a great family and an amazing addition to the st. Greg's community. No one deserves to go through this, especially this family. I met Calvin a few times and right off the bat I could tell what an amazing person he was. Kariann, Bria, and the rest of the Riley's, the Baldini family sends you our love. As for the heartless comments from Adam Young and Yvonne Messerschmidt, you have no right to comment on this page. This is a community sending love and support both through kind words and donation to a grieving family in need. This page was set up by Calvins cousin, the Parents DID NOT ASK for the donations, but we as a community are here to help in any way possible. "deserves to get shot"??? ARE YOU JOKING?! A young INNOCENT man has been killed for simply playing a game that almost every other person in this country plays. NO ONE DESERVES TO GET SHOT FOR PLAYING A GAME, NO MATTER WHAT AGE. you two are heartless and cruel human beings, but still, neither of you deserve the same fate as Calvin. No one does.

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Erin McQuerrey Wolf
18 months ago
8
8

This comment is from my daughter, Becca Wolf, who is out of internet range for the summer: You always knew how to make me smile...love you, Cal! I know you're already friends with everybody in heaven!

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Gabriel Antonio Morales
18 months ago
7
7

Sorry Yvonne that your family wasn't loved this much.. Don't get mad

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Robin Kish-miller
18 months ago
4
4

There was no reason for this to happen (no apparent motive - just a random, heartless killing). I feel for the family~~~:(

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Jamie Parque
18 months ago
4
4

I never got the pleasure of meeting Calvin, but my younger sister Jessica was friends with him and from what she told me he was super outgoing, funny, an awesome baseball player, but most of all just a very nice all around guy. They were going on their 49th day snap chat streak. This breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the Riley family. Calvin, may you rest in paradise!

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Kim Avery-Wheeler
18 months ago
3
3

This show of love and support from family, friends and strangers speaks for itself. The Wheeler Family

+ Read More
Ryan Koch
18 months ago
3
3

Calvin was a great teammate, a great roommate and a better friend. He was my brother and was even like another son to my family. What happened to him doesn't make any sense. Bad things shouldn't happen to good people. Ultimately, I'm happy that God gave me a chance to meet Calvin and be close to him. Rest in peace Calvin. I love you man.

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Francesca Gomez
18 months ago
3
3

I just want to say how sorry I am for the loss of such a promising young man. I don't understand the evil in this world. My 19 year old son was just in SF last weekend playing Poke Man so this has really hit me hard. Please know that my thoughts are with all of those who loved Cal. I wish I could donate but I struggle every month financially. God Bless you

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Tiffany AnnMarie Ryan
18 months ago
2
2

My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Ignore the ignorance of others and not judge them as they do you and not no your full story... we are not the ones to judge God is and God don't like ugly. Goodluck to you all may God give you and your family the strength to get threw this

+ Read More
Jonathan Allen
18 months ago
1
1

In loving memory . . . from Calvin's Memorial Mass Program: When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me, I’ll wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you love me as much as I love you, And each time that you think of me I know you miss me, too. When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

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Kristen Oljey McCullough
18 months ago
1
1

I love all the support for this family , Thank you from the bottom of my Heart ♥♡♥

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Ah Drawde
18 months ago
1
1

Dear Cal's family, I'm deeply saddened by this tragedy as I was only 10 minutes away from Aquatic Park at Fort Mason also playing Pokemon Go. This could have happened to me or another innocent person just trying to enjoy their Saturday. I hope that the individual(s) who took your beloved Cal away will be arrested so that justice may prevail. Sincerely, Ed Ha

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Allison Kermgard
18 months ago
1
1

Even though we weren't close, he would always smile and wave to me whenever we crossed paths at delta. He was a good guy. My heart goes out to his family

+ Read More
Jess Quinn
18 months ago
1
1

"Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. The sense of loss must give way if we are to value the life that was lived." - Unknown My sincerest condolences and love to Cal's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Brandon Vuu
18 months ago
1
1

From private school being each others only friends going in our first year, to Lowell City champs 2/3 times this kid was unbelievable one of the greatest people you could ever have the chance of knowing look down upon us Cal, rest easy

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Alannah Hurley Chase
18 months ago
1
1

Our love and prayers to the Riley family. We are heartbroken to learn of this tragedy. My sons Jack n Clark looked up to Calvin as baseball players and as Padres. Sean coached both my boys and was kind enough to attend their dad's funeral when he passed suddenly. We are crushed for the family ⚾️.

+ Read More
Michelle Fleming
18 months ago

Kouren Thomas is another young man hat lost his life to senseless violence this weekend. He was not armed or acting up and got killed. Instead of saying positive things and donating, people are calling his mom a welfare mom. Saying she only needs a few dollars for the funeral because his homeboys can just smoke his ashes. People are even cheering that there is one less black. You guys have asked for more money than she did and they are accusing this black family of bein greedy losers that take advantage of the system like all blacks. Can you please leave some positivity on his page? Even if you can not donate, the people on this page have been so loving and supportive and we need more of that going around.

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