Staller, ex-Orioles coach, dies at 76

July 04, 1992|By From Staff Reports

George Staller, the Orioles first-base coach on the World Series teams of the late 1960s and early '70s, died yesterday in Harrisburg, Pa., at age 76.

"There's another excellent baseball man we won't have around anymore," said Orioles third-base coach Cal Ripken Sr. "I played for him and I knew him well. He was an outstanding baseball man. I'm going to miss him."

Staller coached with the Orioles in 1962 and then from 1968-75, appearing in three World Series.

He was a member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, the Harrisburg American Legion Post 27 and the Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers' Association.

He is survived by his wife, Joy E. Staller; one son, George E. Staller of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Nelda Wachtman of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church. Burial will be at Hershey Cemetery. Viewing will be Monday at 1 p.m. at his church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 165 N. 67th St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17111, or The Diabetes Foundation of Greater Harrisburg, 2600 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.

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