In Memoriam: Michael Readdy

We are saddened to note the passing of SABR member Michael B. Readdy, 77, of Peoria, Illinois, who died Friday, December 27, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

Mike was born on November 23, 1936, in Mount Vernon, New York, to Thomas LeRoy and Katherine (McCue) Readdy. They preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Eileen Mounts; nieces, Peg (Jon) Secunda and Julie (Jonas) Bandy; nephew, Tim Mounts Jr.; and three great-nieces.

Mike attended St. Bernard Grade School, Spalding Institute, and the University of Dayton. He received his bachelor of science from Bradley University and his master of science from Golden Gate University. He served in the US Army Reserves from 1960 to 1966. Mike worked for American Airlines for 40 years, retiring in 1998 as the manager of human resources. His career with American Airlines had him assigned to Chicago, New York, Dallas, and San Francisco, and allowed him the opportunity to travel the world. He enjoyed fly-fishing, and was a member of Trout Unlimited.

An avid baseball fan, Mike was a member of the Society of American Baseball Research since 1987, and was both a Cubs and Red Sox fan. Mike is donating his body to science; and it was his wish to not have any formal services. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607; PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950; or National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

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Originally published: December 30, 2013. Last Updated: December 30, 2013.