Long Beach City College Obituary Soccer

Obituary: LBCC Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach Sal Marroquin Passes Away

Long Beach City College women’s soccer assistant coach Sal Marroquin suffered a heart attack on Monday morning and passed away in his sleep. Marroquin was 43. He’s survived by his wife Erin, his daughters Sophia and Olivia, and his infant son, Luka. “Sal was a very dedicated and passionate,” LBCC women’s soccer coach Eduardo Nunes […]

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Obituary: LBCC Baseball’s Jackson Roeder Passes Away

Monday was an awful day for the Long Beach City College athletics as the Vikings lost two members of their family. First came the news of women’s soccer assistant coach Sal Marroquin’s heart attack that morning, and then they found out baseball player Jackson Roeder had also passed away suddenly. Roeder was 21. According to […]

Basketball Jordan Obituary

OBITUARY FEATURE: James Hardy, Long Beach Legend

Story by Earl Williams NOTE: Earl Williams is a longtime sportswriter who worked at the Press-Telegram during its glory years under editor Jim McCormack. He’s provided an expanded obituary on Long Beach hoops legend James Hardy–thank you to Earl and to Jim for making the connection. Click here to read our obituary from last week. […]

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Obituary: Jordan Hoops Legend James Hardy Passes Away

IMAGE COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Former NBA player James Hardy, one of the best athletes to ever come out of Jordan High, passed away in late December of a heart attack. Hardy, who was 64, was from Knoxville, Alabama but came to Long Beach with his parents as a child as part of the […]

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Obituary: Wilson Golf Coach Kurt Holmes Passes Suddenly

The Wilson High community is mourning the loss of another lifelong Bruin this week after Kurt Holmes passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday. He was 62. Holmes served as music teacher, marching band director, orchestra director, and golf coach while working at Wilson. “All he ever wanted to do was be at Wilson,” […]

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Obituary: Century Club Past President and LB Sports Booster Keith Cordes Passes

Keith Cordes (left) with Long Beach State volleyball coach Brian Gimmillaro and longtime friend Dan Gooch at a Century Club banquet Longtime Long Beach sports booster and former Century Club president Keith Cordes passed away recently at the age of 81 of pancreatic cancer. Cordes, who was born in August of 1939, was fondly remembered as […]

Basketball Compton Obituary

Obituary: Carl Lewis’ Death Rocks Compton, Long Beach Hoops Community 

The Compton community was rocked last week by another shooting death of a young basketball player, Carl Lewis, who was killed near Compton High. Lewis, 19 years old, was a talented player well-known in the city. He is the third teenaged basketball player to be shot and killed in Compton in the last four months, […]

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Obituary: Long Beach State Mourns Loss of Longtime Scoreboard Operator, Jim Farrell

For the last 15 years, the scoreboard inside Walter Pyramid has been at the trusted fingertips of Jim Farrell. The Long Beach State alumnus was a loyal supporter of Beach athletics and a mainstay on the scorer’s table. On the morning of November 8, Farrell died at the age of 69 due to complications from […]