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OBITUARIES - 11/6/20
Nov. 1, 2020
Mark A. Davis
Mark Davis, 65, of Palmer, Mass., died on Oct. 23.
Davis last played in 2018 with Bay State Bombers 60. He was a long-time member of Hannington/Bay State Bombers 55 and 60.
He began playing SSUSA in 2011.
“Mark, or ‘Woody’ as he was affectionately known, enjoyed a long and successful softball career, including his stint in senior softball with the Baystate Bombers,” said Curt Snow, who played with Mark on the Hanngington/Bay State Bombers teams.
“He was on the Bombers teams that won a Triple Grand Slam (2011), many USA Championships and TOCs, as well as regional and local tournaments. He was elected MVP and All Tourney countless times. A talented defensive player anywhere in the infield, he was also a prolific hitter with power. Ever the smiling, good natured gentleman, he was a pleasure to team and travel with. His spirit will endure.”
Manuel “Manny” Flores, Jr.
Manny Flores, 67, of El Paso, Tex., died on Oct. 30 from cancer.
“I've had the pleasure of knowing Manny for 15 years,” said Don Brooks, SSUSA national director. “Not only for his involvement in the El Paso Old School program, but also as a stalwart member of the El Paso Chili Pepper Sports Association, and his tireless efforts to make the annual Chili Pepper Classic a success. I, as well as others, will miss his friendship and positive attitude.”
Flores was a long-time member and manager of El Paso Old School 50, 55, and 60. He was also a coach with the El Paso Bad Boys.
Flores held a successful career as an entrepreneur and logistics manager for more than 40 years. He was active in his retirement, which included his strong passion for playing/coaching softball.
Dan Davis, 69, of Oshkosh, Wis., died on Nov. 3.
Davis was a long-time member of the Oshkosh Ambassadors 55, 60 and 65 teams. He was the manager of the 65s team at the time of his passing. Davis also served as a board member of Oshkosh Ambassadors Senior Softball.
Davis was a member of the Oshkosh Ambassadors 60 team that won the AA Division at the World Championships in 2017.
Jim McVeigh, 82, of Casa Grande, AZ, recently died following a long-time bout with leukemia.
McVeigh began playing SSUSA in 2012. He most recently played with Scrap Iron Gray Berets 80’s (2017-2019). McVeigh was also a member of Scrap Iron Reds and Scrap Iron Force 70 (2012-2013) and Scrap Iron 75 (2013-2014).
“He was a good man,” said Fred Mattos, manager of Scrap Iron Gray Berets. “It was a pleasure knowing him. May he rest in peace."