The Chicago Cubs are about to play their first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945. I would like us to remember all the the Cubs fans who have passed away before being able to see the World Series in Wrigley Field.
During the 2016 playoffs, there are over 40 obituaries that include being a lifelong Cubs fan.
This list is in honor of all these Cubs fans. Quoted from each obituary is the sentence mentioning the Cubs. Please do the honor of visiting some of these obits to read the entire biography of these loved people.
Passed away before Cubs clinched National League pennant:
(sorted by age)
Lindsay K. West, Age 28 of Morton, formerly Washington
28 years old (July 29, 1988 – October 20, 2016)
“She was a talented softball and basketball player. She was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan.”
Daniel J. Brace of Independence, IA
52 years old (August 14, 1964 – October 16, 2016)
“Friends are encouraged to wear Iowa Hawkeye or Chicago Cubs attire to the visitation.”
Michael “Mike” Stamey of Morristown, TN
60 years old (June 6, 1956 – October 14, 2016)
“He was also passionate about sports; a true die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs and UT Volunteers.”
Ronald D. Swiger of Pekin, IL
64 years old (July 28, 1952 – October 11, 2016)
“In honor of Ron, and his love of the Chicago Cubs, Cub attire is encouraged for those attending.”
Joseph Rivera Sr. of Joliet, IL
69 years old (October 6, 1947 – October 19, 2016)
“He was a Die Hard Chicago Cubs and Washington Redskins fan.”
Stephen Michael Swide of Spokane, WA
69 years old (July 25, 1947 – October 19, 2016)
“Steve’s passions included following Chicago Cub baseball, designing intricate HO model trains and landscapes, and fishing.”