Senior Softball Remembering...

Obituary: Charles McCraney, Sr.

Obituary: Larry Heuett

Obituary: Tom Foley

Obituary: Miller Duris

Obituary: Greg Vangaver

Obituary: Frank Vincenzo

Obituary: Tony Fiorito

Obituary: Mike Budnick

Obituary: Jack Bonato

Obituary: Mike O'Shaughnessy

Obituary: Chris Heuett

Obituary: John (Jack) Miller

Obituary: Bob Diehl

Obituary: Ross Allyn Prince

Obituary: Ted Lambie

Obituary: Paul Grudis

Obituary: Frank Uhrig Sr. Yeagers Sponsor

Obituary: Jim (Meritt) Sherman

Obituary: Dick Bronson

Obituary: Dick Christensen

Obituary: Dick Fenske

Obituary: Chuck Coughran

Obituary:  Kirk Kaularich & Gordy Neilson

Obituary:  Dick Venesky

Obituary:  Ed Rothe

Obituary:  Skip Maloney

Obituary:  Joe Kilby

Obituary:  Bob Ferguson

Obituary:  Dale Harris

Obituary:  Don Haapala

Obituary:  John Cresto

Obituary:  John Walter Ruth

Obituary: Jack Franco

Obituary: Ron Stevens

Obituary: Joe Colella

Obituary: Glen Mattison

Obituary: Bill Matson

Obituary: Bill Matson

Emmett Stormo Jr. 

Obituary: Al Talley

Albert Talley Sr. was a dedicated Renton School Board member until the day he died. At noon March 27, he spoke with the Renton Chamber of Commerce about the city’s students. That night, he had a stroke.

Mr. Talley, who also held a number of other leadership and volunteer jobs in Renton, died two days later at Harborview Medical Center. He was 82.

Damien Pattenaude, superintendent-elect of the Renton School District, said that at the chamber meeting, Mr. Talley spoke about the need for fully funding education in Washington state.

 

“He was still pressing on, on those last days of his life,” said Pattenaude, who is also Mr. Talley’s nephew.​

Obituary: Jim "Attorney" Douglas

Obituary: George "Hep Hep" Nokes

Obituary: Shane C. Verley

Shane C. Verley

Posted in Facebook today:

Good evening friends and family.

We have finalized details for Shane's memorial.  Services will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 pm. 

The location will be:

Grace Foursquare Church

3030 Borst Ave

Centralia, WA

We felt it best to hold the memorial on a weekend in which the most of Shane's softball league(s) teammates

and friends could show due to the lack of a tournament. The family is on board and embracing this plan.

A slideshow celebrating some of the good times in Shane's life will be shown.  Having said that,

I am requesting any fun and/or sweet photos that you think would be a good addition to the show, to please

send them my way at friendsofshanev@gmail.com.  Questions/concerns can also be submitted here.

Members of the family and possibly other church members will be providing light food and beverages. 

However some people have expressed interest in bringing finger food type dishes. 

If you are one of those people please let me know.

We look forward to meeting you next month to celebrate the life of Shane.

Obituary: Donald A. Zeh

Obituary: Rod Ancheta

Obituary: Brian Stanger

Obituary: "Coach Roach" Bobby Gene Roach Ruth Realty 1990's

Obituary: Stanley Owings Ruth Realty 1990's

Obituary: Stanley Owings Ruth Realty 1990's

Obituary: John Webley

Obituary: Jerry Thacker

Obituary: Martin Leon Classpill

Obituary: Norm Walton

Obituary: Robbie Davis

Obituary: Joe Webb

With dramatic suddenness we sadly lost an exceptional athletic and a good friend, Joe Webb from Federal Way, Washington. He passed away on November 25, 2019 at the age of 64. Joe graduated from Federal Way High School in 1973 and went on to play Basketball at Tacoma Community College, Eastern Washington University and finishing his studies at the University of Washington. Joe began playing softball with VIP Tavern, in the 80's and 90's he played for Jack's/Mollett, Nightly Travel, D Bar G, West Coast Awards and Sporting News as well as participating in many National Tournaments where he was a frequent All-Star. Joe was inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame in 1995. Joe was a follower of all sports and upon softball retirement, became an avid golfer often teaming with his brother (Tim) to capture many golfing prizes. There was the yearly Super Bowl weekend trip to Reno with his extended group of friends....it won't be the same without him. From former teammates: Keith Newton..."Joe was class on and off the playing field... a true gentleman. He never had a bad word to say about anyone".  Steve Blake said: "what a great buddy and teammate". from Coach/Manager Charlie Stewart..."Joe played with speed, power and grace. In the outfield he would not run to the ball, but glide and he was truly a five-tool player and a genuine class act"; Joe was working at the Boeing Company up until his passing.

               Rest in Peace Joe our friend, you left us at a way too early age. However, I know up there you'll be running those bases...gliding in the outfield to run down those fly balls and organizing those golf outings and save us a place in your foursome.

             There will be a memorial January 25, 2020 at 2 PM at Christ Church in Federal Way and a Celebration of Life April 11, 2020 at 2 PM at Twin Lakes Country Club.

Obituary: John David Griffith

HI Bob Hoffman! Here My Best Friend & softball player coach John Griffith passed away on Oct 11th 2019 Big Johnny has played Softball since 1973 Big John was elected to the 2008 Hall a Fame as coach of the Fellowship who won the WA State A Championship in 1994 Big John Griffith went on to play Senior Softball since 2001 He played in the wed Federal way 10 am senior league and the Meadowdale senior league Big John played with the Vancouver team coached by Al Woolrich since 2003 John Griffith loved Senior Softball and Big John also loved his players John was a Born again Christian who dedicated his life to Help and encourage others Recently Big Johns Health began to fail but he continued to keep playing Ball In August in 2019 he was playing at Lacey and was Hitting On one at Bat he Fell down after hitting a Gr8 hit to left Field Big John with the help of the umpire  Got up and In a Joking Fashion Said Help I Have Fallen and can’t get up. The Vancouver Team coached by Al Woolrich Won. John was planning on playing worlds in Vegas and suddenly John was in Hospital where he passed Big Johnny Griffith Had several senior softball players come and visit him prior to his passing At Big Johns Memorial several hundreds of softball came to his Memorial Big Johnny G was my Best Friend and I have played on the same teams with him that he either played on or coached Big John was the Best to All players Kind and Fair He also would take the time to Pray after many of the Games with Both teams Big John would lead others to God By his Gr8 attitude and unselfishness  In over 40 years and 7000 games i never heard him swear one time He was amazing Man. Last year in August John took me over to the Bricks at Lacey and Showed me Joe Corbella Brick and also, we saw others like Lefty Robert Ferguson's etc. And Big John said I Hope to have my ashes there and I will be watching Looking down from Heaven As i am playing Ball with my Other Friends in Heaven We Have a web site for Big Johnny  it is  johndavidgriffith.com  I know that Big Johnny G would be honored to be a part of the Tribute Thanks for Senior Softball you Guys R Gr8 and I would be happy to say a few words at the memorial tribute tourney about Big John Griffith

 

Thanks Bob Hoffman my cell 206 276 6905

Obituary: James Sameul McAbee

Obituary: J.R. Roosevelt Jerrels

Obituary: Greg Pellegrini

Greg Pellegrini, 52, of Tacoma, Wash., died on Aug. 16 in St. George, UT.

Pellegrini was in Utah playing with Washington Legends in the 20-team Men’s 50 Platinum Division at the Western National Championships. He also played with the team in 2019.

"Greg was a great friend to all ages of the softball community, from seniors to the youngsters,” said Jack Orewiler, manager of Washington Legends.  “He was always there to lend a hand to his fellow players, whether it was hitting advice, breaking in your bat, or restringing your glove.  A few powerful BP hits from Pelle would get your bat game ready in a heartbeat!" One of the best hitters in the game!  His presence and stature at the tournaments, along with his constant positive banter with opponents and teammates, will be missed for sure.”

Pellegrini played with PDX Pride/Red Stone Realty earlier this season at the Winter World Championships in November in Phoenix, and also previously played with Northwest Softball/Worth (2018) and Stark St. Pizza/Four Seasons/DeMarini (2017).

From 2010 to 2016, Pellegrini played in the Men’s 40 Division with NW Legends Miller/Coors, Aldercrest Auto/KnuckleHead Softball, Boomtime USA, NorthWest Legends, and Enviro-Vac.

“Greg was the most intensive personality on the field during his time,” said Jeff Colwell, teammate. “Everyone who played against Greg knew he liked to try and get into your head.  He lived for softball, for the relationships, and would help out anyone he could.”

“Greg had a passion for helping those in need,” continued Colwell. “He was known for helping friends in need, and especially known for helping those he didn't know, but he knew needed help. He had such a strong spirit and big heart. He was embraced as family by many. His passion for softball was huge and his desire to help his teammates understand the game and become better players was always a priority. Greg was very talkative during his play on the field. Many know him from his many one liners he chirped at you, whether you're a teammate or the opposing team.  He felt it his obligation to let you know!!”