Archive for the ‘Necrology’ Category

MIMI SUDER PASSES AWAY

by Max Silberman The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Armenia “Mimi” Suder, Pete Suder’s wife of 30 years.        

ELDON AUKER DIES AT 95

by Max Silberman American League pitcher Eldon Auker passed away on August 4, 2006, one month shy of his 96th birthday.      

WALT KELLNER DIES AT 77

by Max Silberman Walt Kellner died in Tucson, AZ on June 19, 2006 at the age of 77.          

JIM LEMON DEAD AT 78

by Max Silberman Slugger Jim Lemon, best known for his home runs hit for the Washington Senators died May 14 at the age of 78.      

BILLY HITCHCOCK DIES AT 89

by Max Silberman Word has come from Auburn that Billy Hitchcock passed away April 9 at the age of 89. He had been ill for several years.        

A’S FAMILY GROWS SMALLER – Ray Poole Dies

by Max Silberman The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society constantly monitors various websites to keep our list of living Athletics players current.        

“Last of the ’31 Phils” Passes On

By Bob Warrington Robert “Bobby” Stevens, the last surviving member of the 1931 Philadelphia Phillies, passed away on 30 December 2005.        

VIC POWER DEAD AT 78

by Max Silberman The days after Thanksgiving leading up to Christmas are generally joyous but this year the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society learned with great sadness that cancer had taken the life of Vic Power.  

A’S FAMILY GROWS SMALLER – Tom Clyde

by Max Silberman   The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society constantly monitors various websites to keep our list of living Athletics players current.  

SCOTT IRWIN PASSES AWAY

by Max Silberman   Philadelphia baseball fans old enough to remember the late 1940s will recall Scotty Irwin, a local boy who served as batboy for both the Phillies and the A’s.