Archive for the ‘Necrology’ Category

PORTER VAUGHAN PASSES AWAY

by Max Silberman Former Athletics pitcher Porter Vaughan departed this life on July 30, 2008 at the age of 89.        

Tony Risi Passes Away June 22, 2008

by Max Silberman It is with the deepest sorrow that the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society announces that its long time Treasurer Tony Risi departed this life on June 22, 2008 following a long and valiant battle against cancer and heart disease.  

BERT SHEPARD DEAD AT 87

by Max Silberman Several years back, the theme of one of our annual reunions was a salute to veterans of World War Two highlighted by Hall of Famer Bob Feller.      

TONY CARRAFIELL PASSES AWAY

by Max Silberman Tony Carrafiell, known as “Kirby” to friends and loved ones, departed this life on February 11.          

DARIO LODIGIANI DEAD AT 91

by Max Silberman Dario Lodigiani, who played for the A’s from 1938 to 1940 died February 10 in Napa, CA at the age of 91.          

JIM CASTIGLIA DEAD AT 89

by Max Silberman The A’s Alumni Club grew smaller on December 26 with the passing of Jim Castiglia who played for both the Philadelphia Athletics and the Philadelphia Eagles.        

Larry Wentz Dies, Baseball & the A’s Society Suffer Huge Loss

  Lawrence H. “Larry” Wentz passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday December 17, 2007.        

MICKEY RUTNER DEAD AT 88

by Max Silberman Mickey Rutner, third baseman for the 1947 Athletics died October 17 in Austin, TX at the age of 88.    

PETE NAKTENIS DEAD AT 93

by Max Silberman   Peter Ernest Naktenis passed away on August 1, 2007 at the age of 93.    

LOU LIMMER PASSES AWAY AT 82

by Max Silberman I have never written a more difficult story. It is hard to type with eyes filled with tears. My hero is gone.