RIP Mr. Don Schell

User avatar
tpstulane
Top of the WAVE
Posts: 16459
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Status: Offline

RIP Mr. Don Schell

Postby tpstulane » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:59 pm

Mr. Don Schell passed away peacefully today at the age of 94. He was a great alum, friend and mentor to all that knew him. Mr. Don spent the better part of 20 years in the dugout with Coach Rick Jones for which whom he shared so many great memories. Coach spoke weekly with Mr. Don until he fell ill last week. Fortunately he rallied long enough yesterday to speak to him one last time. His son relayed that his dad had a big smile on his face before he regressed until passing this morning. He was a great representative of Tulane University and will be missed by all especially the former coaches, players, grounds crew members and fans that got to know him so well over the years. He meant a great deal to Tulane baseball.

Rest In Peace Mr. Don.

Image

Arrangements as follows:
Monday, Sept 25, St. Francis of Assisi 631 State St New Orleans. Visitation will be from 10am-12noon followed by Mass and a graveside service for the family.


Stadiums get old, winning never does.
Tulane Class of 1981

User avatar
GreenLantern
Swell
Posts: 1324
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Status: Online

Re: RIP Mr. Don Schell

Postby GreenLantern » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:25 am

He would sing the Alma Mater at football games in a voice so sweet and strong that it would bring tears to my eyes. RIP.



Bearwave
Low Tide
Posts: 223
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:34 am
Status: Offline

Re: RIP Mr. Don Schell

Postby Bearwave » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:54 am

Sorry to hear that. It was a privilege getting to know Mr. Don all those years with the Grounds Krewe. He was extremely knowledgeable about the game and just life in general and I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.


Bears are Ready to Rhule! Sic'em

golfnut69
Tsunami
Posts: 6988
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:38 am
Status: Online

Re: RIP Mr. Don Schell

Postby golfnut69 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:54 am

I never had the honor of meeting Mr Schell, but he is now in my prayers...may you rest in peace sir


Be a Hero Today.... Adopt a Shelter Pet... The Beatles once sang "Can't Buy Me Love"... I disagree, unconditional Love can be bought, for the nominal adoption fee at your local Pet Shelter !

User avatar
tpstulane
Top of the WAVE
Posts: 16459
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Status: Offline

Re: RIP Mr. Don Schell

Postby tpstulane » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:45 pm



Stadiums get old, winning never does.
Tulane Class of 1981

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests