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Memorial fund created for ASU alum who died after falling at Wrigley Field

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Posted at 3:38 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 18:38:04-04

A memorial fund has been created for an Arizona State alum and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan who fell to his death after a game at Wrigley Field last week. 

Rick Garrity, a married father of two who was 42 years old, was pronounced dead Wednesday after he fell and suffered head trauma as he was leaving the ballpark after Tuesday night’s game between the Cubs and Cincinnati Reds.

Garrity earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and business from ASU. He was a marketing manager for Heineken and supported the Cubs his entire life.

The Rick Garrity Memorial Fund was set up to help Garrity's family pay for expenses in the wake of his death. 

"Throughout his 42 years, Rick's generosity and kind heart defined him," the website reads. "From his childhood in Glen Ellyn to his college days at Arizona State University, to his current home in Wheaton, IL, Rick was known for his ability to see the good in others and go out of his way to help a friend -- and, he considered everyone he met a friend.

"To honor his giving spirit, all funds collected will go to the people he loved most: his wife Emily and children Ava and Connor."