George H. Ament, a retired steel worker and a lifelong sports fan who coached youngsters on area football fields and baseball diamonds, died of a heart attack May 17 at his Edgemere home. He was 94.
An original Baltimore Colts season-ticket holder, he never missed a home game -- he also attending the team's 1958 sudden-death championship in New York -- and could be found in the stands at baseball, basketball and hockey games.
Mr. Ament also was a fixture at Sparrows Point High School games.
He played softball until he was 70. By then, he was coaching his grandchildren.
His sports activities included serving as equipment manager from 1954 to 1965 for the Sparrows Point YMCA football team, as commissioner of the Edgemere Falcons football team from 1965 to 1973, and as a Little League baseball coach from 1974 to 1978.
He continued to attend local games until a few years ago, when walking and climbing stairs became difficult for him. He exercised on a stationary bicycle until he was 93, when he broke a hip while riding it.
"The sports pages and his grandkids, they were his life," said his son, Don Ament of Lady Lake, Fla. He said his father never missed his high school and college baseball and football games, or his sister's high school softball and field hockey games.
Born in Bethlehem, Pa., Mr. Ament quit school after the seventh grade to help support his family. He retired in 1962 after 45 years at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant.
His wife of 57 years, the former Mary Anna Repasch, died in 1987.
Surviving, in addition to his son, are a daughter, Audrey Dauses of Edgemere; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 7517 North Point Road, Edgemere.
Pub Date: 5/27/97