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Richard Steven Myers

Richard Steven Myers

Joseph Basara 1954-2020

District 13 New Jersey Volunteer Umpire

Joseph Basara passed away on April 19, 2020 in New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia on April 28, 1954 to Stanley and Claire Basara, Joe grew up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia surrounded by family. He was raised with his siblings, Dennis (Denise), Debbie (James Price), Mary Jo (Dan Higgins), and Greg (Becky) along with countless cousins and extended family. While his mother tried to keep his shoes clean, Joe caused much grief to the nuns at St. Mary of the Assumption School and went on to LaSalle Prep before his family relocated to Florida his junior year of high school. There he proudly attended Cardinal Newman in West Palm Beach, learned to water ski, and left his siblings on roadsides. Joe returned to Philadelphia to attend St. Joseph's University, where he played baseball and had the best luck of his life to meet his wife, Carol (nee Hayes). They graduated in 1976 and married that same year. Joe went on to complete an MBA at Wake Forest University and have many career accomplishments. He considered his greatest accomplishments, however, to be his four children, Beth (Rob Myers), Justin (Katie), Brett (Missy), and Tyler. In the last decade, he was the constant entertainer for his 11 grandchildren, Molly, Ella, Bobby, and Caroline (Beth & Rob), Tommy, Frank, Joe, and Lilly (Justin & Katie), and Hayes, Ryan, and Mabel (Brett and Missy). He adored his extended family, including many nieces and nephews. Joe lived for the baseball fields and dedicated much of his life to the sport, passing it forward to future generations. He continued to play competitively in what his children fondly called "Old Man Little League", but it was actually a serious and athletic undertaking. He was beloved by family and friends and strangers and lots of dogs, considered the de facto mayor wherever he went. He was a wine aficionado and his margaritas were legendary. Joe knew many details about everything and nothing and he shared them with conviction. Much to the chagrin of his children, if you asked him the time he told you how to build a clock. Joe is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Basara, and beloved nephew, Aaron Price. Joe will be greatly missed and remembered by many. In his memory, please throw a baseball with a kid, line a ball field, or start an unwinnable debate. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Please visit

rd Steven Myers (April 16, 1966 - September 27, 2017)
 Age 5
1 Former President of Haddon Township Little League

 On September 27, 2017, Age 51, of Haddon Twp., NJ, at home surrounded by family and friends following a  valiant battle with ALS.

  Devoted husband of Kimberly Myers (nee Pierce). Proud father of Richard Ryan Myers (Christina), Matthew R.    Myers (Brittany Hastings), Gregory A. Myers (Kelly O'Brien), and Katie E. Myers. Rich recently welcomed his first grandson Richard Joseph Myers into this world. Dear Son-in-law of Deborah Pierce. Beloved brother of Willis Getchell (Linda) of Phoenix, AZ, Thomas S. Myers (Michelle) of Mays Landing, NJ, Donald P. Myers (Mary) of Margate, NJ, the late Kevin D. Myers (Marisa) of Marmora, NJ. Loving Uncle of Chris, Stephen, Megan, Pamela, Sara, Cara, & Lia Myers, Amanda, Ashley, & Alexis Boddy. He is also survived by his beloved rescue dogs, Mason, Cheddar, & Casey.

Rich was the middle triplet born in El Paso, TX to the late Jarvis J. & Sophie P. Myers. The triplets graduated from Mainland Regional HS in 1984. He later graduated from Pennco Tech as an Autobody Specialist and later earning his ASE certifications. He worked tirelessly for 25 years as a mechanic for UPS in Lawnside. He had a passion for working on cars and when he wasn’t on the baseball field, he most certainly could be found in the garage turning wrenches. During his time with HTAA Baseball he served as an outspoken voice and advocate for the kids while serving as League President, coach, umpire, and parent. As an umpire, he traveled to baseball diamonds all over including Williamsport, PA & Cooperstown, NY; eventually earning his long-sought Varsity Certification for NJBUA. He was recently inducted into the HTHS Hall of Fame for his two decades of community service. During his battle with ALS, his bright smile and huge heart won over many including the Phillie Phanatic. Rich was always the first to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and will be remembered by many for his selfless dedication to HTAA and the community of Haddon Twp. His legacy will be forever remembered with the Rich Myers Distinguished Service Award presented at the discretion of HTAA Board.

Relatives & friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday Oct. 3rd, from 5 – 8PM at JACKSON FUNERAL HOME, 308 Haddon Ave., Haddon Twp., NJ. A public memorial service will begin at 7pm on Wednesday Oct. 4th in the Haddon Twp. High School Auditorium, 406 Memorial Ave., Haddon Twp., NJ. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rich’s memory may be made to The ALS ASSOCIATION - Greater Phila. Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Ste. 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or HTAA Baseball, 430 Addison Ave., Haddon Twp., NJ 08108.

Raymond H. Grube Sr. (1931 - 2014)
Age: 82 • Collingswood

On May 2
, 2014, of Collingswood, NJ. Age 82 years. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Shirley F. Grube. Loving father of Raymond Jr. (Joanna), Stephen (Linda), Robert (Mark), David (Vivian), Wayne (Tina) and Cathy Jones. Proud grandfather of six and great grandfather of six. Brother of Jean, Jerry, John and the late Bobby, Betty and Richard.
Ray was associated for nearly 50 years with Collingswood Little League and the Foster's Funeral Home team. He enj
oyed gardening, bowling and time spent with family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Friday 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ray's memory to Collingswood Little League c/o Tom Schmidt, 924 Stokes Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108

James A. Malick II (1955-2014)
Age: 59 Years • Pennsauken, formerly of Cherry Hill

Suddenly on April 5, 2014, 59 Years; Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Boselli); Devoted father of Jamey & Jordon; Dear brother of Dr. Jewell Malick, Heidi Malick and the late Georgia Malick; Proud uncle of C.J. Malick. James will be remember for his love of baseball, enjoying music especially Frank Sinatra. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and was a long time usher for the 10:30 AM mass at St. Peter's. Relatives & friends are invited to the Visitation & Funeral on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Falco CARUSO & Leonard Funeral Home 6600 N. Browning RD in Pennsauken. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at the Church of St. Peter 43 W. Maple Avenue in Pennsauken. Final disposition private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to PYAA (Babe Ruth Baseball) P.O. BOX 1213 Pennsauken, NJ, 08109 Guestbook, info, online condolences

James J. Lehman
(November 10, 1925 - January 31, 2014)
On January 31, 2014, James J. Lehman of Cherry Hill passed away at Virtua Hospital in Marlton. Born in Chicago, Jim was a World War II veteran serving as a tail gunner on a B29 over Japan. A resident of Cherry Hill since 1959, Jim was the owner of CR Associates Employment Agency in Philadelphia. He is known mostly, however for having devoted much of his free time to Cherry Hill American Little League where above all, he cared for the fields which bear his name until this past year. Mr. Lehman is lovingly survived by his wife, Lillian (nee Beles); his three children, Jacquelyn (John) Morgan, Rod (Sharon) Lehman and Pete (Carin) Lehman as well as his five grandchildren, Jessica, Jason, Pam, Joseph and Randy. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 1816 Berlin Road (Route 561), Cherry Hill. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Cherry Hill American Little League, PO Box 2532, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Daniel A. Trainer (1940 - 2013)  

January 12, 2013, of Collingswood, NJ. Age 72 years. Beloved husband of 53 years to Joyce C. (nee Hughes). Dear father of Daniel A., Jr., Thomas, Joseph (Danielle) and Christopher (Elaina). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, a sister, Marge (Jim) Epifano and several nieces and nephews. Dan was a longtime coach of Collingswood athletics, including 50 years with Collingswood Little League, 39 years with the Collingswood Youth Wrestling program and over 30 years with the Collingswood Football program. In 2001, Dan was named Collingswood Citizen of the Year and was a 2004 inductee of the Collingswood High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Sunday 11 AM to 2 PM at the Collingswood High School Gymnasium, 424 Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Dan's memory to the Collingswood Wrestling Association, c/o Ron Hamrick, Collingswood High School, 424 Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108

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