San Diego Madres

IN MEMORIAM
JERRY COLEMAN   1924-2014

The San Diego Madres would like to express their sincerest condolences to Jerry Coleman’s family and his Padre family, friends and fans on his passing. Along with so many other people we were broken hearted by the news we received on Sunday that we had lost our San Diego Icon and voice of the Padres.   Jerry was a kind, beautiful soul who loved his family, country and the game of baseball and he was a true American Hero despite the fact he would never want to be called that.  Padre baseball will never again be the same.  The Madres will honor him in a way that he would appreciate and will be making a donation from our Madre membership in lieu of flowers to be made to the Semper Fi Fund as per the family request. 

 

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MR. PADRE, TONY GWYNN

The San Diego Madres send their condolences along with those of an entire city to the family of Tony Gwynn. Anthony “Tony” Keith Gwynn, Sr., is the Madre’s favorite Padre for all time.  Not only was he a gracious guest, (along with his beloved wife Alicia), at many Madre Luncheons, but he championed causes for the youth of our city. He shared a common interest with the Madres, our youth and their futures. Recently, Alicia received the Center for Wealth and Legacy “Lasting Legacy” award for Tony and herself. During the event, she told of Tony’s asking her before he died if she believed in him and her response was that she would always believe in him. Well, Tony, the San Diego Madres will always believe in you too!

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THOMAS JOSEPH MC GUIRE

April 13, 1939 - March 2, 2016

Tom McGuire was a familiar face to his “SD Madre family.” He lent a helping hand in virtually all the Madre activities for 25 years.  Himself a Madre, Tom was also the husband of Madre Judy McGuire, to whom he was married for 55 years and father of Madre Tammy McGuire.

Tom was a man of many interests including auto racing, camping in the desert, participating in charity 5k’s, attending Charger and Padre games and joining in  Madre events (as the collage above illustrates).

Tom will be greatly missed by all San Diego Madres.

 

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It was with heavy hearts that the San Diego Madres learned of the passing of Madre Marcia Pierozzi. Marcia was an active Board Member and Volunteer for many years before illness took her from us. We will miss her smiling face.

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Doug Harvey & Tony Gwynn, Jr.,  guests at a 2010 Madres' Luncheon
Harold Douglas Harvey

March 13, 1930 – January 13, 2018

“He Was an Honest Man and He Never Held a Grudge”

 

Doug Harvey was 30 year National League Umpire, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and highly respected man on and off the field. His wife, Joy, was among the founding members of the San Diego Madres, who were proud to bestow the title of Honorary Member on both Doug and Joy.

The Madres were honored to have Doug as their Guest Speaker on a number of occasions. He was engaging and he never failed to entertain us with his tales of baseball players, managers and fellow umpires. In turn, baseball players, managers, umpires and announcers” said of Doug:

~“It wasn’t just the accuracy of his calls - it was his command of a game.”

~“Doug always brought a tremendous amount of authority to whatever game he worked.”

~“Doug gave me such a good piece of advice…after I got into an argument with a player,  when it was all over, he came up       to  me and says, “Don’t let him ruin your day. If you want  to kick him out, kick him out.  But don’t let him ruin your day.”

 Doug Harvey will be remembered by the San Diego Madres as a man who was a asset to the game of baseball.

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Francis (Frank) Joseph Glenski
November 14, 1927 - March 24, 2018
    

Frank Glenski and his beloved wife of 42 years, Barbara, were consummate SD Padre fans and longtime active SD Madres. They were faithful attendees at Madre brunches, fundraisers and social events.

Frank was a World War II Navy Veteran and retired from General Dynamics as a Chemical Engineer. He was an active in Civic Organizations whose motto was “Padres Baseball is Life.”

Perhaps his love of baseball is best summed up in a Facebook post of former Padres Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Charles Steinberg: “Frank and Barbara were a beautiful couple.  We can see them on their folding chairs in the parking lot at the Murph/Q; I can see them speaking forcefully at the early public input sessions for a new downtown ballpark; and I can feel them greeting me when I arrived in China with the Dodgers as they were on the scene to root on the Padres in that historic series.  We will miss Frank and we hope our love comforts Barbara.”

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