It is with deep regret we inform you that Northview assistant softball coach Fred Fraijo died in a motorcyle accident this morning

Services Announcement
There will be a memorial service for Fred Fraijo on Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (16025 Cypress Ave., Irwindale, CA) from 6 to 9 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services are Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 10 a.m. with the grave site ceremony at Oakdale Cemetary (1401 S. Grand Ave., Glendora, CA) immediately following the service. There will be a reception immediately following the grave site service at the Amvey Post 113 (14910 E. Los Angeles St., Irwindale).

Update: There was a huge turnout at Irwindale Park on Wednesday to mourn the loss of Fred Fraijo. Some of those that knew him shared their memories in today’s story. A fundraiser softball game that will include Northview baseball/softball alumni and anyone who played for coach Fraijo at any level is being set up at Irwindale Park next week with proceeds going to the Fraijo family. When I get all the details, I will certainly share it with you.

I am deeply saddened to have to report the following: Fred Fraijo, an assistant softball coach at Northview High School, died on Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a big rig on the 10 freeway, Northview baseball coach Darren Murphy confirmed. The crash occurred on the eastbound 10 freeway east of Via Verde Street at 5:20 a.m., officer Fransisco Villalobos with the California Highway Patrol said. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, Villalobos said. Fraijo was a well-known fixture in the community and a person I looked forward to seeing each and every trip to a Northview baseball or softball game. He was always huddled around his family, involved, and what you thought a family man should be. It’s a huge loss for everyone that knew him. His oldest daughter Crystal starred in Vikings softball, attended Cal State University San Bernardino and is an assistant softball coach at Bishop Amat. His daughter Hannah led the Vikings softball team to the 2008 Valle Vista League championship, was the league MVP, the Tribune athlete of the year and is at Cal State Northridge. His son Shane Fraijo played for Murphy and starred on the Vikings’ 2008 championship baseball team. Fred Fraijo is survived by his wife Paula, and five children, which also includes sons Joshua and Jacob. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


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  • So so sorry…

    I can’t believe it. I really cannot believe it.

    Fred…to you I say, thank you for having given my daughter those encouraging words when she needed them. You were the most caring, sweetest, down to earth coach she’s ever had. Paula and kids… I know no one needs to tell you… Fred was the greatest. I am so so sorry for your loss.

    I am crying a river. Fred, you will be missed.

  • Don

    Big loss of a fixture in the local community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fraijo’s.

    His loss will be mourned by many.

  • Erica

    I am so sorry and I dont want to believe this is true..Fred was an amazing coach and friend..He was my sisters first softball coach at Covina Hills ” Shamrocks” and then we did travelball with him and crystal our whole life..Paula and the kids are the best also!! I really cant believe this happened to such an amazing person..U have helped alot of people out in softball and in life..My prayers are with u Paula and the kids. I just cant stop crying right now..Love you guys

  • Aguilar Family

    Fred was a great person, we will miss him very much, i can just picture him on the field of the West Covina Bruins cheering on the kids,all the softball games, he was a great person who made a difference in the community. I am shocked
    Paula and kids your dad was one of a kind.

    We will miss him, our hearts go out to you.

    Fred, you will be missed.

  • Shelley

    Paula and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Fred was a great man.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Know that the community is sharing the burden of this great loss.

    Shelley Alderman

  • Diane Camerano

    I did not know Fred personally only thorugh Paula who is co-worker. Paula had told me that she and Fred were high school sweethearts. A true love story. Paula spoke of him often with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her lips. My heart goes out to Paula and her 5 children. All of us at work were devastated by the news.

  • Claudia.V.

    My deepest condolences to Paula, Josh, Crystal, Jake, Hannah, Shane & his Mother Caroline (as well as the Solchaga Families). I am saddened to hear of Fred’s passing, I share in your sorrow with love and friendship. May the love of those around you, help you in the days ahead.
    R.I.P. Fred.

  • Robert Horsley

    I wish to share my heartfelt condolences with Fred’s family and all who were fortunate enough to know him. Fred was an amazing family man, a remarkable coach, and a truly dedicated and loyal employee. Fred has been a stable fixture at Sierra for 23 years. He leaves behind countless co-workers whose respect he earned every day. His loss will be felt by his work family for many, many years to come. May the Lord bless and support his family through this terrible tragedy.

    Robert Horsley
    Sierra Aluminum Company

  • SD MOM

    I am at a loss of words!!!! I worked with his wife for many years!!!!! great family !!!! My Heart Aches for the Fraijo family amd the Mulally Family!!!!!! RIP Fred!!!!

  • Valenzuela Family

    With a sadden heart my deepest condolences to Paula and the Fraijo Family. Fred was a great man and friend to us, When Arman came to Northview It was special people like the Fraijo’s who opened there door and made us feel welcome and at home… It was Fred who would speak of confidence and to work hard to stay humble… It was Fred who would take Sophia and encourage her that she could play at different level, you see Fred the kindness and compassion came from the heart… I am truly thankful to have known you and to call you my FRIEND!!! With a broken heart Peanut Sophia and myself will truly MISS YOU!!!! Our prayers go out to the Fraijo’s

  • Valenzuela Family

    With a sadden heart my deepest condolences to Paula and the Fraijo Family. Fred was a great man and friend to us, When Arman came to Northview It was special people like the Fraijo’s who opened there door and made us feel welcome and at home… It was Fred who would speak of confidence and to work hard to stay humble… It was Fred who would take Sophia and encourage her that she could play at different level, you see Fred the kindness and compassion came from the heart… I am truly thankful to have known you and to call you my FRIEND!!! With a broken heart Peanut Sophia and myself will truly MISS YOU!!!! Our prayers go out to the Fraijo’s

  • Valenzuela Family

    With a sadden heart my deepest condolences to Paula and the Fraijo Family. Fred was a great man and friend to us, When Arman came to Northview It was special people like the Fraijo’s who opened there door and made us feel welcome and at home… It was Fred who would speak of confidence and to work hard to stay humble… It was Fred who would take Sophia and encourage her that she could play at different level, you see Fred the kindness and compassion came from the heart… I am truly thankful to have known you and to call you my FRIEND!!! With a broken heart Peanut Sophia and myself will truly MISS YOU!!!! Our prayers go out to the Fraijo’s

  • Russell Sprague

    This is a very sad day for the SGV. We lost a great man tgoday. Fred is a big reason my daughter and many girls are living their dreams playing college softball and getting an education. He is also a big part of the confident,successful young women my daughter is today. Paula we love you guys and we wish you peace in these tough times. Fred we love you and will never forget you….Love the Sprague Family

  • Whitey

    I only knew Fred as an umpire calling his games, but he was always a pleasure to be around, his knowledge of the game and his even tempered personality were evident immediately, he was a coach who could accept a tough call against his team, pretty much a rarity today and then move on, he never held a grudge or lowered himself to name calling or personal attacks. He was the head of a fantastic family, God bless you Fred and your all your loved ones too.

  • John Corona

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Fraijo Family. What a loss for all concerned. He’ll be coaching at the side of God now.
    The Corona Family

  • Herrera Family

    Your in our Hearts and in are Thoughts. We see you as the Amazing Family with so much Love and Support that your family has given throughout the years. May you find Peace and Comfort today, tomorrow and always….

  • jesusjr23

    Sorry for ur loss Fraijo Fam.

  • Leslie Haywood

    To the Fraijo family,
    Fred was an amazing man! I cant even count how many times the Fraijo’s gave me rides home from school or practice,& fed me in between games. My heart goes out to them. He made a GREAT impact on so many people, he will truely be missed.

  • k

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Paula and her family in this time of need. I knew Fred when I was in High school. He was a good guy, even way back then. Just reading about his accomplishments made me think about watching him play baseball. He loved the game!! Just seeing his smile, just made everyone want to smile! He will truly be missed!!!

  • The Hardy Family

    Our deepest condolences go out to the Fraijo Family. Fred was one of the best people I know. Having been involved together with softball for years, we know how important family was to him. Our prayers are with you Paula and your whole family at this tragic time. God speed, Fred. We’ll see you in heaven!

  • Jennifer Root

    To the Fraijo family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was privileged to get to work with your children at Merwin, Las Palmas and the Irwindale Tutoring Center as well as to know Paula also through AUSD. An amazing family… Each of you are in my thoughts and my prayers.

    Jennifer Chapman Root

  • VVL Scout

    All of these tragedies that not only Northview, but the families and all of the San Gabriel Valley has suffered is just unbearable. This sickens me…
    Rest in Paradise Cruz and Fraijo.

  • The Sandoval’s

    Our condolences to the Fraijo family, Fred was the man and had a definite impact on my, our lives. I can still remember having Menudo with him and Fredo on Sunday after doing the fields at SD. I saw Fred at the Northview game last year he had nothing but good things to say, I am very lucky to have known Fred. I know your in a better place right now may God Bless you Fred we will miss you. The Sandovals!

  • CRYSTAL FRAIJO

    THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. MY FAMILY REALLY APPRECIATES IT. MY DAD LOVED SOFTBALL AND LOVED COACHING THE GIRLS HE DID. NOW HE IS IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER ALL OF US.
    WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DAD WATCH OVER US AND ALWAYS PROTECT US.
    LOVE,
    HANNAH AND CRYSTAL

  • The Davila Family

    We are deeply sorry for your lost. I hope our prayers reach you and help during this tragic time. If you find yourself in need of help, please do not shy away. We are here to help. Again our deepest apologies for your loss.

  • Joshua Fraijo

    Well Dad, I am who I am becase you were who you were… I love you so much and we will all miss you tons…
    love, buck

  • Coach McGaha

    I only met Fred once being introduced by Coach Rodriguez and Coach Butler. I admired Hannah as a great volleyball and softball player, and her wonderful demeanor in both sports. Fred was obviously a big reason for that, but he also helped girls from Ganesha and all over the area. Sometimes you can tell a lot about a person from just one short talk, and I could tell that Coach Fraijo was a great man. This is truly a sad moment in the SGV.

  • Jacob Fraijo

    I can only hope that one day I am at least half the man you are dad. You taught me everything I know and I won’t disappoint you. You are and always will be the greatest man I will ever know.
    Love, Jake

  • The Jeffers Family

    Fred was well liked and repected in the softball community because he knew what he was doing and cared about the people he taught.

    He was just one of those people that you liked being around.

    He coached my 1 of my daughters and gave lessons to both of them. They are deeply saddened, and we miss him already.

    The void left behind by his passing is filled by his lasting legacy in the players and students that continue to use the knowledge given to them by Fred to become the best that they can be.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fraijo family. Thank you for sharing Fred with us.

    R.I.P. Fred

    The Jeffers Family

  • Lopez Family

    Fraijo Family you are in our prayers. i had the pleasure to work with this great man always had positive things to say he will be missed!!!

  • Lety & Javier Gener

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We remember Fred quite well having good times at Walmerado Park. We are very, very sorry for your loss!

  • Lety & Javier Gener

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We remember Fred quite well having good times at Walmerado Park. We are very, very sorry for your loss!

  • Lety & Javier Gener

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We remember Fred quite well having good times at Walmerado Park. We are very, very sorry for your loss!

  • Avalos Fam

    My family and i had the privlage and honor of calling Fred a friend.We were blessed to have been able to be a part of his extended softball family on and off the field!
    When god made Fred,he broke the mold. There will never be a man so humble,genuine and full of life like him. He is the true meaning of a ROLE MODEL!As a son,father,husband,grandfather,coach and friend,he is second to none.
    We mourn his loss but also celebrate the life he lived and the so so many hearts he touched. His spirit and the fond memories we all have of him will last forever. From the all you can eat crab legs and the player bonding bowling win a doller if you bowl a strike in Mesquite NV on our way to Park City. To the endless night caps of bbq,drinking and talking mess to one another in the condo’s out by the pool.To tryng to keep the girls hydrated during games cause one of the players lil brothers got everyone so sick, it was coming out from both ends!or just hanging out watching our kids battle it out on the field.
    You always had a smile on your face and an infectious laugh that drew people to you!
    To all the young ladies that had the chance to play for him. Always remember this………..
    “whistle” “THAT”L WORK” “YEAH IT WILL” “HA” “HA”
    So long my brother,until we meet again on the softball fields of heaven! You will dearly be missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN!
    The Avalos Family

  • Daniel Herrera

    I grew up with Fred. He lived right around the corner from me. I met him when I was in 1st grade, he was in 2nd.

    He used to stick up for me when I got picked on and always encouraged me to stand up for myself. Even as a child, he was a great guy…

    I don’t need to tell any of you what a big heart he had. You know. Fred was my hero. We lost touch after high school like so many friends do, but Fred will always have a special place in my heart. RIP, Freddy Frijole!

  • Tom Fraijo

    To the Fred Fraijo Family:

    Very very Sorry for your loss, although I didn’t know Fred on a personal basis I can tell by everything I’ve heard and read he was a great man. I know that he is in heaven watching all of you and is very proud of all his family for all you do and all you will be. God Bless

    Tom Fraijo

  • The France Family

    Our deepest condolences to the Fraijo Family

  • http://Aol.com Arnold Family

    Dear Fraijo Family
    Our deepest condolences at this very sad time. We have many baseball memories and we will treasure them forever.
    Love,
    Pat, Dawn, RJ and Rayanne

  • cmalally

    Fred-What can I say? I told Bryce and Cole yesterday…did you know that Aunt Paula and Uncle Fred were the first ones I met when I started dating your dad? Greg always talked to me about all the things Fred made sure he included the younger Malally’s in as he grew up. In all the time I have been a part of this family (almost 20 years), I have always strived to be as successful as Fred and Paula and their family have been, in every way. Every Christmas and every one of Paula’s birthdays, I have enjoyed hearing from Fred how he suprised Paula with what he did to make her feel special. Paula…Fred was a KEEPER and I know that you know that. I am so, so, so PROUD to share what a GREAT man FRED is and always will be. My LOVE and strength go out to you! You are a ROCK, and you will survive! You have always been my inspiration! Stay STRONG! We LOVE all of you! The Malally’s in the 91750.

  • Ray Lopez

    Fred was an excellant friend an excellant boss was well respected he taught me many things personally i will miss him very much from the sky where you are keep on showing me many things so one day i can be where you are in the future and we can see each other again you left to make a real home to receive in the future your family & friends i will miss you very much fred.

    Fraijo family i am very sorry i am with you in this time of pain & GOD BLESS YOU ALL

    SEE YOU MY FRIEND FRED FRAIJO!!!

  • Cesar Carreon

    I cant beleive it, i didnt even believe when a couple of my friends told me. Fred you were a great person, great friend with a smile on your face always. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.

    Your loss will be mourned for a long, long time.

    Cesar Carreon

  • David Owens

    GOD, TO BE REAL WITH YOU, SOMETIMES I QUESTION YOU ON THE ONES YOU CHOOSE WHEN IT’S THERE TIME BUT BIG DOGG, YOU HAVE ME TWISTED ON THIS ONE!!! Man Fred, I never had the chance to tell you that you were the closest person to me as a father figure that I never had!!! I will not forget the things I learned from you to be at my best with myself and with my family… In this life, it’s hard to find friends that dont beat around the bush about things and tell you what’s up to your face cause you cared like that. Even when you had your own things going on, you always offered your hand and ears to help, and I thank you for that. Your heart was huge, I will miss you FRY DOGG! Paula, my deepest condolences to you and your family, I’m so very sorry!!! Just so you know, whenever Fred had time to talk and b.s. with me or the homies, he always had something good to say about his family, AND HE WAS ALWAYS PROUD OF IT!!! F-TROOP will always have love and respect from David Owens & Family and you’ll be in are prays!

  • g.~~~

    To all of Fred’s family & friends,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Fred “once upon a time” & he was always a perfect example of what a man should be like. May God Bless you all at this difficult time…..you will be greatly missed by many Fred & you will always be “gone too soon”.~~~

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  • Angel Quintana

    Fred,
    wow i dont know where to begin, i can say i am truely sorry for not being able to attend, but once i got the word i called my dad as soon as i was able to get to the phone, i know you and my dad have known eachother for a long time, but i did enjoy going on rides with you, you never brought a dull moment, at any of our rides. well im sure you are riding free now,
    REST IN PEACE my brother,
    “is your bike even on?” “can you hear me now!”

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