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July 8, 2004
On July 6, 2004, JULIAN "Dick" SWOBODA; beloved husband of the late Muriel Swoboda; loving companion of Iris Gordon; devoted father of Dilys Zeller and her husband Richard and the late Cappi Warnick; dear grandfather of Robyn Warnick, Durae Allen, Kimi Henderson, Todd Zeller, Heidi Zeller and Sean Warnick; great-grandfather of Erika, Britany, Kierstan, Zac, Sebastian and Jayne; brother of Paul "Skeets" Swoboda and the late Harvey Swoboda and Doris Harr....
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By Jacques Kelly | August 9, 2008
Former New York Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda will be visiting Baltimore this weekend to spend some time with his father at the family home on Lakeview Avenue in Sparrows Point. Swoboda, 64, is now a television color commentator for the New Orleans Zephyrs, the New York Mets triple-A farm club. He retired from professional baseball in 1973 and was a television sportscaster in New York before moving to New Orleans, where he also did 20 years of local TV sports. "I try to relieve myself of overt Baltimorese, but it comes out after a couple of beers," he said of the local accent.
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April 19, 2006
On April 15, 2006 DOLORES A. (nee Cramblitt); beloved wife of John H. Swoboda; loving mother of Ronald A. Swoboda and the late John H. Swoboda, Jr.; dear sister of John S. Cramblitt and Jean C. Guzick. Also survived by two daughters-in-law, four grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Road, Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Edgemere.
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July 24, 2006
On July 21, 2006, DANIEL FRANCIS O'MALLEY JR, of White Hall, MD, beloved husband of Brenda C. O'Malley (nee Swoboda) devoted step-father of Tracey L. Griswold and her husband Chris, Michele L. Di Pasquale and her husband Victor and Janine M. Williams and her husband Mike, loving step-grandfather to Brittani, Krystyna, Amanda, Olivia and Alexander, cherished son to Betty J. O'Malley and the late Daniel F. O'Malley Sr, he is also survived by his sister and...
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By JOHN STEADMAN | October 31, 1999
Astronauts strolled on the moon, Woodstock played to a love-in, Vietnam protesters infiltrated the streets and the improbable New York Mets won the World Series. Anything was possible in 1969.Meanwhile, Ron Swoboda broke the hearts of the Baltimore Orioles by streaking across the outfield grass, diving for a line drive in a backhanded try and plowing up part of the turf. He thereby created one of the most incredible of World Series plays.It was against his hometown team. There was to be no joy in Baltimore, a city and a team done in by a graduate of Sparrows Point High School who had the physical structure of an Adonis and an extraordinary intellect decidedly peculiar to an athlete.
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By John Steadman | January 14, 1991
When Ron Swoboda looked at the gnarled, road-map face of Casey Stengel he saw Mount Rushmore -- before the job was completed. As an inquisitive 19-year-old rookie, placed on a first-name basis with the storied old manager, there was a chance to study the mystic of the man and listen to his raspy voice either playfully destroy or distort the language.Swoboda, upon reporting to the New York Mets, offered his undivided attention because it offered an opportunity for a baseball education . . . and otherwise.
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By John Steadman and John Steadman,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1997
Applause, attention and acclaim will accompany their introductions -- the latest class of inductees to be enshrined in the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony includes four athletes from the past who brought honor to themselves and their home state by virtue of distinguished careers in two major-league sports.The spotlight will focus on baseball players Ron Swoboda and the late Ray Moore; football performers Charlie Pittman and Elmer Wingate. Swoboda, Pittman and Wingate are from Baltimore and Moore from Meadows.
NEWS
May 6, 2006
On May 3, 2006, MICHAEL D. GIBSON; beloved father of Jessica Wiley; loving grandfather Nia Lauf and Gage Wiley. dear brother of Jerry Gibson, Sandy Davis and Sharon Swoboda. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Reisterstown on Saturday, May 6, at 3 P.M., followed by a burial.
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March 1, 2005
On February 27, 2005, ELSA M. REHAK; beloved daughter of the late Marie (nee Swoboda) and Joseph O. Rehak; dear sister of the late Otto R. Rehak; dear aunt of Brian Rehak. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, 2 P.M. at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
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By Jacques Kelly | August 9, 2008
Former New York Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda will be visiting Baltimore this weekend to spend some time with his father at the family home on Lakeview Avenue in Sparrows Point. Swoboda, 64, is now a television color commentator for the New Orleans Zephyrs, the New York Mets triple-A farm club. He retired from professional baseball in 1973 and was a television sportscaster in New York before moving to New Orleans, where he also did 20 years of local TV sports. "I try to relieve myself of overt Baltimorese, but it comes out after a couple of beers," he said of the local accent.
NEWS
May 6, 2006
On May 3, 2006, MICHAEL D. GIBSON; beloved father of Jessica Wiley; loving grandfather Nia Lauf and Gage Wiley. dear brother of Jerry Gibson, Sandy Davis and Sharon Swoboda. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Reisterstown on Saturday, May 6, at 3 P.M., followed by a burial.
NEWS
April 19, 2006
On April 15, 2006 DOLORES A. (nee Cramblitt); beloved wife of John H. Swoboda; loving mother of Ronald A. Swoboda and the late John H. Swoboda, Jr.; dear sister of John S. Cramblitt and Jean C. Guzick. Also survived by two daughters-in-law, four grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Road, Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Edgemere.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | October 7, 2005
There's Ron Swoboda, the Sparrows Point ballplayer who broke his hometown's heart with a great catch in 1969, trying to pay his respects to Miracle Mets teammate Donn Clendenon. But there's so much on his mind: His house in New Orleans. His cancer-stricken mother back in Baltimore. And midway through the poem teammate Ed Charles is reciting at last week's Shea Stadium memorial service, Swoboda's cell phone rings. Or rather, it clucks, thanks to the ring tone selected by Swoboda's grandson.
NEWS
March 1, 2005
On February 27, 2005, ELSA M. REHAK; beloved daughter of the late Marie (nee Swoboda) and Joseph O. Rehak; dear sister of the late Otto R. Rehak; dear aunt of Brian Rehak. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, 2 P.M. at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
NEWS
July 8, 2004
On July 6, 2004, JULIAN "Dick" SWOBODA; beloved husband of the late Muriel Swoboda; loving companion of Iris Gordon; devoted father of Dilys Zeller and her husband Richard and the late Cappi Warnick; dear grandfather of Robyn Warnick, Durae Allen, Kimi Henderson, Todd Zeller, Heidi Zeller and Sean Warnick; great-grandfather of Erika, Britany, Kierstan, Zac, Sebastian and Jayne; brother of Paul "Skeets" Swoboda and the late Harvey Swoboda and Doris Harr....
SPORTS
By JOHN STEADMAN | October 31, 1999
Astronauts strolled on the moon, Woodstock played to a love-in, Vietnam protesters infiltrated the streets and the improbable New York Mets won the World Series. Anything was possible in 1969.Meanwhile, Ron Swoboda broke the hearts of the Baltimore Orioles by streaking across the outfield grass, diving for a line drive in a backhanded try and plowing up part of the turf. He thereby created one of the most incredible of World Series plays.It was against his hometown team. There was to be no joy in Baltimore, a city and a team done in by a graduate of Sparrows Point High School who had the physical structure of an Adonis and an extraordinary intellect decidedly peculiar to an athlete.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | July 1, 1991
Five Baltimore County firefighters were injured yesterday afternoon battling a two-alarm fire that swept through a home in Edgemere, destroying at least the upper part of the structure and leaving two families without a place to live.No one was home when the fire broke out at 3:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Lakeview Avenue. It took 40 firefighters nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control.Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire last night, although one of the residents, R.J. Swoboda, said that he thought the cause was an electrical malfunction.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | October 7, 2005
There's Ron Swoboda, the Sparrows Point ballplayer who broke his hometown's heart with a great catch in 1969, trying to pay his respects to Miracle Mets teammate Donn Clendenon. But there's so much on his mind: His house in New Orleans. His cancer-stricken mother back in Baltimore. And midway through the poem teammate Ed Charles is reciting at last week's Shea Stadium memorial service, Swoboda's cell phone rings. Or rather, it clucks, thanks to the ring tone selected by Swoboda's grandson.
NEWS
January 15, 1998
William D. Umphreys, 51, Vietnam veteranWilliam Dallas Umphreys, a former Essex resident and a Vietnam veteran, died Saturday of undetermined causes in Youngstown, Ohio. He was 51.A graduate of Kenwood High School, Mr. Umphreys, who was disabled and did not work, last lived in the Baltimore area during the 1970s, said a sister, Ann Durham of Essex.Mr. Umphreys, who was divorced, was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War.He is survived by a son, Andrew Umphreys of Youngstown; two daughters, Ann Marie Umphreys and Frieda Umphreys, both of Youngstown; his mother, Elizabeth Umphreys of Essex; a brother, Thomas Roger Umphreys of Essex; another sister, Marie Knopp of Essex; three nephews; and a niece.
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By John Steadman and John Steadman,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1997
Applause, attention and acclaim will accompany their introductions -- the latest class of inductees to be enshrined in the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony includes four athletes from the past who brought honor to themselves and their home state by virtue of distinguished careers in two major-league sports.The spotlight will focus on baseball players Ron Swoboda and the late Ray Moore; football performers Charlie Pittman and Elmer Wingate. Swoboda, Pittman and Wingate are from Baltimore and Moore from Meadows.
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