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Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former California District 5 Administrator Dick Haycock

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Former California District 5 Administrator Dick Haycock

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Dick Haycock, former California District 5 Administrator, passed away on Oct. 29. He was 88.

A native of Panguitch, Utah, Mr. Haycock served as a volunteer District Administrator for three years (1969-71).

For more than 40 years, Mr. Haycock worked for the Provident Insurance Company in Sacramento, Calif. He also was a supervisor at the Sacramento Regional Family History Center, and volunteered as a member of the Downtown Elks Club, was President of the El Camino High School booster club and a fundraiser for the local Boy Scouts troop.

Introduced to Little League as volunteer assistant coach, Mr. Haycock became a tireless Little League supporter. As President of the Eastern Little League from 1967-69, he led volunteers in rebuilding the fields at Starr King Middle School. He went on to supervise 19 leagues as District 5 Administrator and was inducted into the Sacramento Little League Hall of Fame in 1981.

Mr. Haycock earned three Bronze Stars serving in two wars. During World War II, he received a battlefield commission as a First Lieutenant with the “Trailblazers” of the 70th Infantry Division in Europe.

Active in the 70th Infantry Division Association, Mr. Haycock attended annual meetings, hosted a reunion in Sacramento and served as Western states vice president. The national group honored him with its Outstanding Trailblazer Award.

Mr. Haycock is survived by his wife, Barbara, and three sons.