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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2004 > Little League Mourns the Passing of Philanthropist Carl Cadonau, Sr.

Little League Mourns the Passing of Philanthropist Carl Cadonau, Sr.

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 25, 2004) -- Carl Cadonau, who welcomed Little League to his hometown of Portland, Ore., each August since 1994 as resident host of the Girls Little League Softball World Series, passed away on June 21. Mr. Cadonau, a local benefactor and philanthropist, was the founder of Alpenrose Dairy Farm. He was 81.

The Cadonau family turned their dairy business -- in operation since 1916 -- into a community institution servicing the area in many ways. Alpenrose Field, site of the Girls Little League Softball World Series, was constructed in the 1950s along with other baseball fields and has been open to generations of Little Leaguers.

Mr. Cadonau is survived by his wife, Virginia Mae, two sons, Randall and Carl; daughters Barbara and Anita, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.