Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Rest in Peace, Grandpa 

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that Mr. Ed Meyers, who was known to us all as Grandpa Mariner, has passed away at the age of 80.

Grandpa brought us all a little closer to the Mariners with his Spring Training Camp Notes and later his April clubhouse reports. He a fantastic ambassador for the excellent Sportspot fan forums. But more than that, he was a shining example of how to live life. He is survived by 8 children, 31 grandchildren, and 88 great-grandchildren, and last I heard should have had his first great-great grandchild in March. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had retired from teaching and coaching high school in 1988 to spend his time pursuing his passions of Seattle sports, golf, and RV'ing with his wife of 62 years.

Unbeknownst to many of us, his wife passed away just weeks before he went to his final Spring Training and brought so many of us along for the ride.

I will miss his passion, warmth and humor, as well as we will all miss his inside information on the Mariners. I am hoping that the Mariners will take some time to acknowledge the passing of one of their greatest fans.

Rest in peace, Grandpa. We look forward to any Inside Information you get a chance to send from up there.

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