Dwayne Haskins funeral: Parents SKIP service as they have NEVER met his wife Kalabrya Haskins
The parents of late Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins were not present at their son's funeral on Friday, April 22, in Pittsburgh. Their absence is due to the fact that they did not want their first encounter with Haskins' wife to be at his funeral. Dwayne Sr and Tamara Haskins said in a statement to USA TODAY, “We have never met or spoken to the wife, and we didn’t want our son’s funeral service to be the place we met her for the first time.” Haskins' parents however did not explain why they and Haskins' wife never met before his death.
Haskins' parents, according to WUSA9, will have two additional services for their son. One in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where Haskins was born and reared, and another in Potomac, Maryland, where he grew up later. They told, "We have had such an overwhelming outpouring of love for our son since the news broke of our loss. He was touched by so many people on his journey to being a standout athlete, and we are grateful to all of them. This pain is unimaginable, and we appreciate everyone who shares in our heartbreak."
Dwayne Haskins death: Crash diagram shows Steelers QB was struck by TWO vehicles on highway
Dwayne Haskins death: Wife's 911 call reveals why he was walking on highway before fatal crash
Dwayne Haskins's wife Kalabrya Haskins organized a religious ceremony on Friday, April 22 to celebrate the life of Dwayne Haskins for family, friends, teammates, and coaches so they could pay their respects accordingly. Kalabrya was sad and in tears at his funeral, and as the casket exited the church, she released a dove to celebrate his husband's life. Among those who attended were Urban Meyer and Ryan Shazier, the owner of the Pittsburg Steelers, Art Rooney II, offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, and Cam Heyward. Ryan Day, among others.
Family over everything ❤️ #OTFF pic.twitter.com/qJnntjduES— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) March 29, 2019
According to Daily Mail, Haskins, who was in Florida preparing with fellow Steelers players for the upcoming NFL season, was trying to get into the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 on foot when he was hit and killed by a dump truck at 6:37 AM on April 9th. Haskins' wife Kalabrya noted in a recently disclosed 911 call that her husband was seemingly stuck on the side of the highway and was collecting petrol just before being hit.
Dwayne Haskins’ wife, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins releases a dove after her husband’s memorial service April 22, 2022 at Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/0kvOts0x8Z— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) April 22, 2022
Kalabrya told 911 in the call, "My husband, he was stuck on the side of the highway. He had to go walk and get gas, and then he said he was returning to the car on the highway," she explained to dispatch. We were on the phone, and he said he was going to call me back after he finished putting the gas in, and I kept calling and kept calling and he wasn’t answering … I just want somebody to go in the area and see if his car is there and if he’s OK and if anything happened to him." On the death of Dwayne NFL released a statement saying, "The NFL family mourns the tragic loss of Dwayne Haskins and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones."
The NFL family mourns the tragic loss of Dwayne Haskins and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/Ilf1LGzrPr— NFL (@NFL) April 9, 2022
NEW: 911 audio from the morning Dwayne Haskins tragically died on a South Florida road.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 20, 2022
One of the calls is from his concerned wife in Pittsburgh after she says she just spoke to him. pic.twitter.com/yoAWsHJbiG
A few days after the accident, his wife, Kalabrya Haskins, spoke to fans and the media about Dwayne saying, "I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to every loving soul who has supported our family during this arduous time of loss. The overwhelming thoughts and prayers have been fuel for our emotional depletion. All of your blessings have been greatly valued and appreciated." "My husband was more than a great football player. He had the smile of a rainbow that touched the diversity of so many. He will forever rest and remain in our hearts till the end of time. His eternal love will always reside with us, Ohio State, Washington Commanders, and Steelers Nation for eternity! LOVE OF MY LIFE, FOREVER...REST IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACE OF HEAVEN!" she remarked.