Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Donna LaForme

Little League® Baseball and Softball remembers Donna LaForme, Little League International’s Housekeeping Supervisor in Williamsport, Pa. She was 60.

Mrs. LaForme was a native of Williamsport, Pa., and resided in Montgomery, Pa., at time of her death. She was a 1977 graduate of South Williamsport (Pa.) High School.

“While all of us who knew Donna are extremely saddened by her passing, we in Williamsport are proud to have had her as a member of the Little League family and I called her a friend,” Little League President and CEO Stephen D. Keener, said. “I encourage everyone to keep good thoughts for her husband, Jack, and the LaForme family. On a personal note, I’ll miss my regular morning conversations with her as she attended to her duties. Her smile always lit up the room when she’d tell me a story about her family. We’ll miss her.”

Employed by Little League International for more than seven years, Mrs. LaForme was responsible for overseeing the housekeeping staff for all buildings on the Little League International complex, including the World of Little League Peter J. McGovern Museum and Gift Shop, the Administration Building, and other buildings on the complex. During the annual Little League Baseball® World Series, she and her staff also maintained the dormitories used by the teams and the laundry service. In a 2014 news article written about the laundry operations during the Little League Baseball World Series, Donna offered a glimpse into her professional duties and views of her role in the Little League organization.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John “Jack” LaForme; son, Jordan; and daughters, Aleaha and Nichol; and grandchildren Carson, Sidney, and Lennox; father, Clarence Spaeth; and brothers Mike Spaeth and Rick Spaeth. She was predeceased by her mother, Margaret.