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Ballpark Victim “Cheerful and Loving”

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    Ballpark Victim “Cheerful and Loving”
    Friends and family decribe David Sale, the Landsdale man brutally beaten to death outside Citizen's Bank ballpark, as loving.

    “Dave Sale was an amazing person with the biggest heart," said David Sale's friend. "We are all devastated by his loss.” 

    Those heartfelt words came from Dan Curran, who called the 22-year-old who died after he was brutally beaten by three men outside Citizen’s Bank Park last Saturday night, his best friend.

    Friends and family gathered to mourn Sale in a private service at Calvary Church in Souderton, Pa. Saturday afternoon. They have described the Lansdale, Pa. man as cheerful and a joy to be around. Sale always put his family first, they said.

    “He was a great son, the best brother anyone could ask for," Sale sister’s, Jennifer Alvarez told the Philadelphia Daily News. "The best person around, [he] always can make you laugh or put a smile on your face.”

    Sale, who was a technician at the Colorcon Corporation in West Point, Pa., was involved in a brawl between two groups that started over a spilled drink at McFadden’s Saloon and Restaurant last Saturday night.  By the time the fight ended Sale was lying motionless on the ground outside Citizen’s Bank Park after being held down by two men and kicked repeatedly in the head by a third man. He was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania late that night.

    Police charged Charles Bowers, 35, James Groves, 45, and Francis Kirchner, 28, with his beating and murder.

    Friends, stunned by Sale’s death, started a memorial Facebook page to share their grief.  There were prayers, poems and memories about Sale from as far back as elementary school.

    Mourners who never met Sale shared their disbelief over the incident calling it a “senseless act of violence,” on the page.

    Family members set up a online memorial fund for Sale to collect money for his family and funeral expenses.  Sale was not married and did not have children.