R.I.P. my friend with no more pain. The Lord has taken a bigger than life man into his arms and wants him to work the plate on the biggest stage of all, heaven. God, only selects the best.
I thank you, Mr. Wendelstedt for providing me the opportunity to begin my career in umpiring, getting a chance to be on your Umpire School staff, and to learn about how to enjoy all what the great game of baseball can bring. Every umpire that I know will take a piece of you in his heart for the rest of their lives.
Dick Runchey, 73 Grad Somers/Wendelstedt Umpire School