Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tribute to a Real Gentleman!

Steve George (C) is pictured with his sons (L to R) Steve Jr, David, Doug and Kevin

One of Dorchester's Finest Gentleman!

Steve George


It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of our very dear friend Steve George. Steve is a Yawkey League and Dorchester Hero. A tremendous husband, father, coach and community activist has been lost. Our League and City will miss the great contributions of this gentle man.

Steve along with his sons Doug and Kevin are members of the Yawkey Baseball Hall of Fame. That is a record that will never be broken -- three members of the same family in our Hall of Fame. The George Family and Steve in particular have been instrumental in helping to make the Yawkey League one of America's top amateur baseball programs for young men.

I will personally miss the great chats I had with Steve over the years about baseball and City Issues. It would not be uncommon for him to call me in the Mayor's Office late at night or early in the morning to give me "his slant' on an issue or controversy that affected our great city. His knowledge of the Game of Baseball and love of this sport brought so much joy to hundreds of young men in the Savin Hill - Tri-District sections of Dorchester.
Mr. George had a fine send off on Tuesday. His friends and family assembled in huge numbers at St. Margaret Church. The Mass was a true celebration of Steve's Faith and life in his beloved Dorchester. Son Doug presented a meaningful tribute at the end.
Steve would have been so proud as 9 of his grand kids sent him to his rest with a resounding rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". Oh my that was a killer!

We will all miss Steve at Ronan Park and around the Streets of his beloved Dorchester! I would like to express the deep sympathy of the entire Yawkey Baseball Family to the Greorge Family at this very difficult time.
May God rest his soul!

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