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New Jersey District 16 Administrator Dick Feldman Passes Away after Nearly 50 years as a Little League Volunteer

Richard “Dick” Feldman, who served as New Jersey’s District 16 Administrator for 48 years, passed away on Monday. He was 85.

A native of Atlantic City, N.J., Mr. Feldman was a Little League coach and manager prior to his election as District Administrator in 1967.

Mr. Feldman founded Twin Glass Company in 1948 with his brothers Robert and Alan Feldman after relocating to Margate City, N.J.

In Margate City, he began volunteering in the Little League Baseball and Softball program with his brothers and coached the Margate City Little League to the 1965 Little League Baseball state championship.

Mr. Feldman is survived by his wife, Shirley Feldman of Atlantic City, N.J., children Joseph Feldman of Louisville, Ky., Steven Feldman of Linwood, N.J., and Sandy Swanton of Castle Rock, Co., stepchildren, Robert and Tracee, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Mr. Feldman’s memory to Little League Baseball, District 16, 307 Joanne Drive, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 08234.

Former Texas District 32 Administrator Melvin King Passes Away

Little League International mourns the passing of Melvin King, former Texas District 32Administrator.

Mr. King, 79, of Bridge City, Texas, served as a District Administrator in the U.S. Southwest Region for more than 20 years.

A Little League volunteer for more than 50 years, Mr. King served as local league umpire and Assistant District Administrator before his election as District Administrator.

In 1974, Mr. King relocated to Perrysburg, Ohio. While living in Ohio, he returned to Texas each summer in order to umpire at the Texas State Tournament in Waco.

Mr. King returned to Orange, Texas, in 1979 and served as Texas District 12 Assistant Administrator. In 1990, Little League International split District 12 and created District 32. Mr. King was elected as its District Administrator and served as DA through 2008.

During the 2007 Southwest Region Little League Baseball Tournament in Waco, Little League International honored Mr. King for his five decades of volunteer service.

Mr. King, a former Vice President and General Manager for Phillips Petroleum Company, is survived by Jan King, his wife of 56 years; brother H.D. King; sons, Ronald and Larry King and daughter, Stephanie Pfister. He is also survived by grandchildren Bradley, Alan and Bridgette King; and Lucie, Cassandra and Sam Morana; Anthony (A.J.) Mazzola, Jr., and Nicholas Pfister.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Little League Baseball Inc., 3700 South University Parks Drive, Waco, Texas 76706.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Sterling Grant, Former New Mexico District 2 Administrator

Sterling Grant, who served as New Mexico District 2 Administrator for 45 years, passed away on Monday. He was 87.

Mr. Grant served in the United States Army’s 7th Cavalry Division during World War II (1939-1945). After the war, he was a toll technician for Mountain Bell Telephone, a job which brought him to Roswell, N.M., in 1945.  He retired from Mountain Bell in 1985.

A native of Townsend, Okla., Mr. Grant was a Little League coach and manager in Roswell prior to his election as District Administrator.

Mr. Grant is survived by his wife of 66 years, Norma, one brother, four sons, a daughter, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family can give their condolences online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com, and memorials can be made to Little League District 2, 1418 Mossman Drive, Roswell, N.M., 88201, or to Berrendo Baptist Church, 401 W. Berrendo Road, Roswell, N.M., 88201.