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OBITUARIES - 11/16/18

Nov. 1, 2018

Roger Joseph Seguin

Roger Seguin, 79, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, died on June 18.

Seguin began playing in SSUSA in 2013 with the Windsor Chiefs, and was a member of the 65s and 70s teams.

Seguin entered the Essex County Slo Pitch Hall of Fame in March 2017.

"Roger was one of the founders of the Windsor Chiefs Softball Club in 1997," said David Prpich, manager of Windsor Chiefs. "For 22 years, Roger took on every task associated with softball - player, manager, executive member, fund raiser. In 1997, the Chiefs had a 50+ team. Roger's leadership was instrumental through the years of forming a 55+ team, followed by 60+; 65+; 70+ teams. Today, the Chiefs operate 55; 60; 65; 70 and in 2019 will operate a 75 team. Roger was a member of Chief teams as a player and manager that captured Canadian, Ontario and SSUSA tournament championships, including the TOC on two occasions. Roger was a popular, jovial, fun-loving individual and his spirit will always live with Windsor Chiefs Softball Teams."


Stanley O. Owings

Stan Owings, 71, of Issaquah, WA, died on Oct. 23.

Owings played on highly competitive softball teams in the late 70's, 80's and early 90's. He was a member of Jacks (Renton), D Bar G, West Coast/Nightly Travel and W.E. Ruth. Owings participated in many national tournaments where he was a frequent All-Star.

Captain Tommy Ray Woodard

Tommy Woodard, 60, of College Station, Tex. died on Nov. 3.

Woodard began playing in SSUSA in 2008 with Texas Thunder. He’s also played with Team Adidas (2010) and Houston Fire (2011-2014), and most recently played with Crossfire (2015-2018).

Woodard helped lead Crossfire to victory at the 2018 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships, in the 33-team Men’s 55 AAA Division.

Woodard served the city of Houston as a firefighter for 30 years. He played on the Fire Department team for years winning a National MDA Tournament Championship in Baltimore in 2000.

"Tommy was passionate about softball and played at a high level and delivered the big hit time and time again," said Mike Kinard, member of Crossfire. "Big Tom will be missed sorely by his family and his softball family, as we move forward in our lives. Tommy was connected and knew his creator.  Tommy quite often would take the lead in prayer, which Crossfire does after every game with opponents."

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