Category: In Memoriam

Little League® International Remembers Monya Lee Stotz Adkins, Eldest Daughter of Little League Founder Carl Stotz

Monya Lee Stotz Adkins, 86, the first daughter of the late Carl E. Stotz, Little League Founder, and his late wife, Grayce, has passed away. Little League® International President and CEO Stephen D. Keener offers heart-felt condolences on behalf of the entire Little League program and its millions of volunteers, players, and fans. “Through my […]

Little League® International honors the memory of Jeffrey Silvia, former Massachusetts District 6 Administrator. He was 60. Mr. Silvia, a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, began his service to the Little League program with Fall River Federal Little League, volunteering for more than 45 years. During that time, Mr. Silvia held the titles of coach, […]

Little League® International remembers Robert “Bob” Ryan, Sr., former Pennsylvania District 22 Administrator. He was 64. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Ryan was a resident of Colmar, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing. He began his service to the Little League program with Hatfield Little League. After years of volunteering on the local […]

Little League® International pays its everlasting respects to Little League Baseball® World Series groundskeeper Donald Fowler. He was 86. Mr. Fowler was a native of Reading, Pennsylvania, and resident of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing. Among Mr. Fowler’s many personal credits was the 20 years of dedicated service he provided as coordinator […]

Little League® International mourns the passing of Everett Demers, Connecticut District 11 Administrator. He was 49. Mr. Demers was a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, but spent his formative years in Daytona beach, Florida. In 2011, he relocated to Coventry, Connecticut. Professionally, he worked in the aircraft technologies manufacturing industry for the Abel Womack company as […]

On Monday, February 13, 2023, Michigan State University students and former Little League® players, Brian Fraser and Alexandria Verner, tragically lost their lives as the result of gun violence. They were just 20 years old. Brian played several seasons in Grosse Pointe Park (Michigan) Little League, and Alexandria played in the Clawson (Michigan) Youth Baseball and […]

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 […]