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Obituaries August - September 2022

Sept. 1, 2022

Doug Blatchford

Dr. Douglas M. Blatchford, 79, of Sandy, Ore., died on Aug. 10.

Blatchford, a SSUSA member since 2013, played with numerous northwestern teams.

When Doug wasn’t spending time with family, he was out playing softball. “He enjoyed his free time which included softball… Softball brought him many years of joy,” says his obituary.

He made a life as an OBGYN, originally in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan, and back state-side upon his return. After retirement, he worked as a school bus driver. When not playing senior softball, he was giving back to his community.

Jack Hudson

Jack Hudson, 93, of Venice, Fla., died on Aug. 30

Hudson was a long-time SSUSA member and long-time coach of Center For Sight (FL). He was inducted to the SSUSA National Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jack’s passions were his faith, family, traveling, education and sports. “After retirement and traveling, he started playing senior softball. With many years as manager and first baseman he was inducted into the National Hall of Fame,” according to his obituary.

In a letter sent to Senior Softball USA, his wife Christine says "his true love was senior softball and he played until he was 91 years old. He played for Center For Sight and won many (51) championships".

He worked in education most of his life, working in administration and coaching.

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