From Brian Smith at the Reading Eagle on January 24, 2016, on SABR member David Voigt:
As the memorial service was nearing its end, the attendees at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Shillington broke into a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
Then came the video of John Fogerty’s hit, “Centerfield,” and its collection of historic baseball clips.
This wasn’t a normal service, but David Q. Voigt, who died Jan. 16 at the age of 89, lived far from a normal life.
Voigt was a husband and a father. The Cumru Township resident was a World War II veteran. He was a Sunday school teacher. And he was a professor at Albright for 34 years, teaching sociology and anthropology.
But the area where he earned the most renown was as a baseball historian.
“He truly loved researching baseball, among other things,” said his son, Dave. “He loved teaching, too. He would be up there after lunch; he’d be up there all afternoon smoking his pipe in his den, putting together articles or working on his book, just researching baseball and loving the hell out of it.
Read the full article here: http://www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/voigt-lived-a-happy-life-doing-what-he-wanted-to-do
- Related link: In Memoriam: David Quentin Voigt
Originally published: January 26, 2016. Last Updated: January 26, 2016.