In Memory

Delmar Himango - Class Of 1966

Delmar Died April 10, 2008 Del passed away early yesterday afternoon, following a long battle with cancer and other ailments. He was 59. He is survived by his wife Chris, daughters Tiffany and Shannon, and three grandchildren. We offer his family our thoughts and prayers during their period of loss. Del was passionate about softball and about helping kids, as he truly enjoyed working with young people. It is no mystery that so many kids responded well to his coaching as they could see that he was genuine in his interest in them as players and individuals and that he truly loved the sport. As his business partner and friend, I will miss him very much. He was at once intelligent, fun loving, irrascible, caring, stubborn, colorful, supportive, eccentric, generous, lovable and iconoclastic. I don't know that any of us who knew him, played with him, coached with him, or were taught by him will ever again meet anyone else like him. When I think about our years together at Sorcerer Softball Academy, I admire and appreciate Del for taking the knowledge he possessed that made him an outstanding pitcher, and so effectively passing that on, along with large doses of love for the game, to his hundreds of students. He truly touched the lives of many young people and made our sport much better by his interest and participation. Del never really liked things that were formal or official. For that reason he has asked that there be no services held to mark his passing. But knowing Del as well as I do, he would love the notion of our having a gathering of softball people who remember him fondly as a friend, colleague or mentor. You could also say, that if he knew that we are having a party in his memory, he would definitely be there. So, I would like to invite you all to an informal gathering of those who care about Del and love the sport to join us from 7 to 10 next Friday at Sorcerer Softball Academy in our new location, 1024 Shary Circle #3, Concord CA. We'll share stories about Del, enjoy fellowship, tell anecdotes and lies, partake of refreshments and share wonderful memories. Del would like the fact that he brought us all together again. I hope to see you there. Phil Mumma

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03/22/10 10:14 PM #1    

Kathleen Forbes (Deremiah) (1967)

Oh, Delmar. Some people are unforgettable. Rest in peace.

07/02/10 09:23 PM #2    

Lindy Richards (Erdman) (1970)

 Delmar, our marriage was short-lived, but I will treasure my memories  forever.  Thank you, Lindy

03/16/11 06:59 PM #3    

Thomas Cummings (1966)

We miss you Delmar....Tom misses his best friend!  Rest in Peace Buddy!!

Thomas and Donna Cummings

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