Wednesday, November 2, 2016

As Today is November 2, 2016

November 2 is traditionally All Souls Day. It is the day where we celebrate the lives of family and friends who have passed away. Many will go to cemeteries and pray, some may even picnic on the grounds. It is not really a day of mourning, but a day of reflection. Remembering those who we strongly miss.

Personally, I would like to honor my grandparents, Felix Anama, Leonor Filoteo Anama, Gloria Y. Nichols, Ruben S. Menguito, Sgt. Clinton H. Nichols. As well as countless great aunts and uncles too numerous to list.

Today I want to remember the seven souls who died on January 8, 1993, at the Brown's Chicken in Palatine, Illinois: Michael C. Castro, Rico Solis, Thomas Mennes, Marcus Nellsen, Guadalupe Maldonado, Richard Ehlenfeldt, and Lynn Ehlenfeldt.

I would like to remember the people I've met over the years who left us too soon: Lynn Swoboda, Shannon McNamara, Linda Beyer, Gail Leff, Lois Winesburgh, Mary Jo Scanlan, Nancy Huber, Joseph Nasca, Antoinette Nasca, Dan Doles, Chris Stufflestreet, Thomas Scanlon, Darrin Steffey, Katie (Olin) Wood, Erin (Ryals) Semerad, Leonard "LJ" Marek, Rob Swanson.

On behalf of my wife, I would like to honor her grandparents, uncles, and especially, her mother (since I have not asked for my wife's permission to do so, I am not adding their names here).

Finally, I would like to take a moment to remember the families, the loved ones who were left behind.

Now that the personal side of the blog has been taken care of, I would also like to take time to remember 87 more people. Between 11/02/2015 and 11/01/2016, 87 people who can lay claim to playing major league baseball, 1 of whom had the honor of being a manager of a major league franchise (even for one game), passed away. Many lived long productive lives, even after their careers ended. Others, tragically, either passed away before their potential could be fully reached or before they could enjoy the fruits of their retirement.

Today, I take time out of my humble little baseball card blog to remember:

Eddie Milner
11/2/2015
Fred Besana
11/7/2015
Tommy Hanson
11/9/2015
George Genovese
11/15/2015
Carmen Castillo
11/15/2015
Jim Stump
11/19/2015
Kerry Dineen
11/21/2015
Ken Johnson
11/21/2015
Willie Royster
11/23/2015
Bobby Gene Smith
11/24/2015
Ramon de los Santos
11/29/2015
Bob Dustal
11/30/2015
Bob Martyn
12/2/2015
Gus Gil
12/8/2015
Jim McAnany
12/16/2015
Hal Brown
12/17/2015
Evelio Hernandez
12/19/2015
George Burpo
12/20/2015
Jim O'Toole
12/26/2015
Dave Henderson
12/27/2015
Ed Mayer
12/29/2015
Frank Malzone
12/29/2015
Jay Ritchie
1/5/2016
Lance Rautzhan
1/9/2016
Alton Brown
1/10/2016
Monte Irvin
1/11/2016
Luis Arroyo
1/13/2016
Frank Sullivan
1/19/2016
Walt Williams
1/23/2016
Clyde Mashore
1/24/2016
Ron Stillwell
1/25/2016
Virgil Jester
2/15/2016
Tony Phillips
2/17/2016
Brock Pemberton
2/17/2016
Jim Davenport
2/18/2016
Kevin Collins
2/20/2016
Bob Spicer
2/27/2016
Steve Kraly
3/7/2016
Bill Whitby
3/12/2016
Joe Garagiola
3/23/2016
Fred Richards
3/28/2016
Tom Butters
3/31/2016
Orlando Alvarez
3/31/2016
Mike Sandlock
4/4/2016
Ron Theobald
4/14/2016
Milt Pappas
4/19/2016
Harry Perkowski
4/20/2016
Joe Durham
4/28/2016
Gordie Sundin
5/2/2016
Charlie Beamon
5/3/2016
John Young
5/8/2016
Dick McAuliffe
5/13/2016
Sammy Ellis
5/13/2016
Ron Henry
5/14/2016
Ken Ramos
5/16/2016
Jim Ray Hart
5/19/2016
Lou Grasmick
5/26/2016
Lee Pfund
6/2/2016
Ruben Quevedo
6/7/2016
Chico Fernandez
6/11/2016
Phil Hennigan
6/17/2016
Joe Schaffernoth
6/18/2016
Jim Hickman
6/25/2016
Turk Lown
7/8/2016
Hal Hudson
7/8/2016
Mike Strahler
7/14/2016
Gordon Massa
7/16/2016
Steve Nagy
7/24/2016
Doug Griffin
7/28/2016
Jose Arcia
7/30/2016
Alan Brice
7/30/2016
Robert Ramsay
8/4/2016
Mike Brumley
8/8/2016
Choo Choo Coleman
8/15/2016
Steve Arlin
8/17/2016
Charlie Sands
8/22/2016
Bryan Clutterbuck
8/23/2016
Juan Bell
8/24/2016
Neil Berry
8/24/2016
Paul Dade
8/25/2016
Joe DeMaestri
8/26/2016
Steve Korcheck
8/26/2016
Don Minnick
9/2/2016
Carl Miles
9/9/2016
Dick Adams
9/14/2016
Jose Fernandez
9/25/2016
Gair Allie
10/4/2016

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

1 comment:

John Miller said...

Thanks for the reminders. This was a lot of work.