San Diego Madres

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. 




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!



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.



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.