Thursday, November 2, 2017

As Today is November 2, 2017

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, Steve Hanson.

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 86 more people. Between 11/02/2016 and 11/01/2017, 84 people who can lay claim to playing major league baseball, 5 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 (please note that I had missed two names last year, players who died between 10/04/2016-11/01/2016, and am including them within the list below).

Joe Kirrene
10/19/2016
John Orsino
11/1/2016
Vern Handrahan
11/2/2016
Eddie Carnett
11/4/2016
Marlan Coughtry
11/8/2016
Russ Nixon
11/9/2016
Bob Addis
11/15/2016
Ralph Branca
11/23/2016
Dave Ferriss
11/24/2016
Bill Endicott
11/26/2016
Stu Locklin
12/4/2016
Putsy Caballero
12/8/2016
Phil Gagliano
12/20/2016
Jim Lehew
12/23/2016
John Barfield
12/24/2016
Johnny Rutherford
12/25/2016
Chris Cannizzaro
12/29/2016
Daryl Spencer
1/2/2017
Bob Sadowski
1/6/2017
Greg Jelks
1/6/2017
Bill Champion
1/7/2017
Jackie Brown
1/8/2017
Red Adams
1/18/2017
Dick Starr
1/18/2017
Walt Streuli
1/19/2017
Ken Wright
1/21/2017
Andy Marte
1/22/2017
Yordano Ventura
1/22/2017
Morris Nettles
1/24/2017
Bob Bowman
1/27/2017
Mark Brownson
2/1/2017
Harry Macpherson
2/19/2017
Ned Garver
2/26/2017
Bill Hands
3/9/2017
Bob Bruce
3/14/2017
Jose Zardon
3/21/2017
Dallas Green
3/22/2017
Mark Higgins
3/22/2017
Jack Faszholz
3/25/2017
Todd Frohwirth
3/26/2017
Ruben Amaro
3/31/2017
Roy Sievers
4/3/2017
Bob Cerv
4/6/2017
Vic Barnhart
4/13/2017
Vic Albury
4/18/2017
Luis Olmo
4/28/2017
Sam Mele
5/1/2017
Bob Kuzava
5/15/2017
Ed Mierkowicz
5/19/2017
Dave McDonald
5/19/2017
Steve Waterbury
5/19/2017
Jim Bunning
5/26/2017
Herm Starrette
6/2/2017
Jimmy Piersall
6/3/2017
Hector Wagner
6/5/2017
Bob Zick
6/12/2017
Anthony Young
6/27/2017
Bob Perry
7/2/2017
Gene Conley
7/4/2017
Dom Zanni
7/6/2017
John Rheinecker
7/18/2017
Lee May
7/29/2017
Darren Daulton
8/6/2017
Don Baylor
8/7/2017
Danny Walton
8/9/2017
Don Gross
8/10/2017
Paul Casanova
8/12/2017
Stan Swanson
9/1/2017
Paul Schaal
9/1/2017
Tom Wright
9/5/2017
Gene Michael
9/7/2017
Jim Donohue
9/9/2017
Dave Hilton
9/17/2017
Garry Hill
9/20/2017
Ed Phillips
9/20/2017
Mickey Harrington
9/20/2017
Solly Hemus
10/2/2017
John Herrnstein
10/3/2017
Jim Landis
10/7/2017
Don Lock
10/8/2017
Roy Hawes
10/9/2017
Mike McQueen
10/9/2017
Daniel Webb
10/14/2017
Ed Barnowski
10/17/2017
Chuck Churn
10/21/2017
Ross Powell
10/25/2017


Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

2 comments:

John Miller said...

Wow, I see a lot of those 84 had ties to the Braves.

Fuji said...

Glad I read this post. I don't think I was familiar with All Souls Day, but I am now. A lot of familiar names in that list.