Little League® International remembers long-time Little League Baseball® World Series team host John Eastlake. He was 79.
Mr. Eastlake, a native of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and resident of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, volunteered 21 years as an “uncle” for the Little League teams that reached the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport, Pa. He volunteered as a Little League coach for many years and was a founding member of the Mountaineer Little League Softball program, now part of South Williamsport Little League.
A 1959 graduate of St. Michael’s High School in Greenville, Mr. Eastlake earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Forestry from Penn State University in 1964. He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for nearly six years. Soon after his honorable discharge from the National Guard, he was hired by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) where he worked for 39 years, retiring in 2003.
Mr. Eastlake is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan; daughters, Alicia and Cynthia; sons, David and Brian; brother, Edward; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Martha Eastlake; and sister, Katherine.