Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International honors the life and dedication of Paul Guido, New York District 36 Administrator. He was 76. Mr. Guido, who resided in Sound Beach, New York, at the time of his death, was a Little League volunteer for 50 years and served as New York District 36 Administrator for nearly 40 years. A […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Preston Pierce, former Virginia District 10 Administrator. He was 97. Mr. Pierce, a native of Surry County, Virginia, resided in Fairfax, Virginia, at the time of his passing. Joining the United States Army in 1945, Mr. Pierce served in Alabama and Germany. Following his honorable discharge from military […]

Little League® International remembers Gary York, a Little League Southeast Region volunteer and umpire for more than 20 years, who officiated games in the 2017 Little League Softball® World Series in Portland, Oregon. He was 59. Mr. York, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, resided in Lakemont, Georgia, at the time of his passing. After graduating […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Robert “Bobby” Veleta, Jr., who was a Southeast Region volunteer umpire for 27 years, and twice officiated games at the Little League Baseball® Europe and Africa (EA) Region Tournament played in Kutno, Poland. He was 66. Mr. Veleta’s volunteer service to the Little League program began with the […]

Little League® International remembers Alan Parnacott, former Ohio District 4 Administrator. He was 73. A native of Massillon, Ohio, Mr. Parnacott began his service to the Little League program with Massillon Little League. After years of volunteering on the local league level as a coach and umpire, and in support of the Little League Challenger […]

Little League® International Honors the Memory of Three-Time LLB® World Series Manager, Rick Kelley

Little League® International remembers former Little League Baseball® World Series Manager, Richard “Rick” Kelley, who guided Bowling Green (Ky.) East Little League to three Great Lakes Region championships. He was 68. In 2015, 2016, and 2019, Mr. Kelley managed Bowling Green East Little League to appearances in the Little League Baseball World Series, played annually […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Peter Preli, former Connecticut District 8 Administrator. He was 75. A volunteer in many social organizations, Mr. Preli’s service to the Little League program began at the local level and concluded with a 17-year tenure as Connecticut District 8 Administrator (1996-to-2013). Mr. Preli is survived by his wife, […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of William Piszek, a founding Board Member of Pitch In for Baseball and Softball, longtime supporter of Little League International, and Co-Chairman of the Copernicus Society of America. He was 63. Mr. Piszek, a native of Philadelphia, and resident of Lower Gwynedd at the time of his passing, was […]

Little League® Mourns the Loss of Anthony Varvaro, League President, MLB Player, and Port Authority Police Officer

Little League® International joins in the mourning of Anthony Varvaro, a 37-year-old father of four who was fatally struck on his way to work by a motorist driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday, September 11, 2022. A native of Staten Island, and former baseball player at St. John’s University, Mr. […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Charles Roberts, former Pennsylvania District 24 Administrator. He was 90. Mr. Roberts, a native of Minersville, Pennsylvania, attended Minersville High School, graduating in 1950. He served in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran (1953-54). Professionally, Mr. Roberts was employed as the Shipping Manager for […]