McFADDEN, Edgar B. "Lefty" age 81 of Beavercreek, passed away Monday, March 29, 2004 following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lena Cox McFadden, sister Clara Peelle, brother Charles McFadden and step-father Elmer Wallace. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Chris, and his daughters: Sharon Hubbard, Michelle and husband Tom Haas and Ava and husband Joe Rinkus. Eight grandchildren survive him: Brandon and wife Tabitha Smith, Rhonda and husband Richard Covert, Rob Smith, Nicole and husband Carl Webb, Stephanie Haas, Ben Haas, Jody Rinkus and Matt Rinkus. Twelve great-grandchildren also survive him: Chelsea, Brandon, Ashley and Allison Smith, Leslee and Steven Carter, Billy Dean, Patrick, J.D., Connor and Emma Webb and Madison Rinkus. He is also survived by his nieces: Linda Moore, Sandy Woods, Shirley Webb, Linda Floyd, Wanda Ross and Betty DeSandre. Lefty was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. Prior to enlistment and upon his discharge he was a left handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization. He was a scout for both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. He also was the General Manager of the Dayton and New Bremen Speedways. He was the VP and General Manager of the Dayton Gems Hockey Team, VP of the Cincinnati Stingers Hockey Team, President of the Oklahoma City Stars, President of the International Hockey League and Assistant to the President of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He was very active in local athletics, presiding over four amateur sports commissions and working with both Wright State and the University of Dayton's Athletic Departments. He served as the Chairman of Athletic Director's Club of Wright State University and was a sports writer for the Salt Lake City Tribune and Telegram, the Dayton Daily News and the Beavercreek News for more than thirty years. He worked for many years at the Elano Corporation for Ervin J. Nutter and the Nutter Family, as well as hosting radio programs on WONE and WAVI and a television program on WHIO. A public memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at the Wright State University Ervin J. Nutter Center at 5:30 PM. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Dayton Hockey Foundation, 1187 Bay Harbour Cr., Centerville OH, 45458, The Beavercreek Youth Softball Association, PO Box 340216, Beavercreek, OH 45434, Children's Medical Center, 1 Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420, in Lefty's memory. Arrangements are in care of the Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel.
Published in Dayton Daily News from Apr. 4 to Apr. 25, 2004.