Michael E. "Mickey" Little
Died: Apr 1, 2015
Michael E.
Michael E. “Mickey” Little, 73, of Frackville passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at his residence. Born in Shenandoah he was the son of the late Michael, Sr. and Anna Pranitis Little. He was a graduate of Shenandoah Catholic High school and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education from Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Frackville, Life member of the Goodwill Fire Company and Altamont Fire Company; A member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1533 all of Frackville. He worked as a health and physical education teacher for 30 years and retired from Minersville Area High School. Mickey had a passion for baseball, he played Triple A baseball for the Kansas City A’s, as a catcher; he was a former baseball coach at Minersville High School; the former Cardinal Brennan High School and also a coach of the Frackville Teener League and Frackville Legion Baseball Teams; He was a PIAA and NCAA umpire for baseball and was a basketball referee. He also played football with the former Coal Crackers Football team. He was inducted to the Jerry Wolman Hall of Fame and the Elon College Sports Hall of Fame. Mickey is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary Anne Shea Little, Frackville; a son; Michael Little, III and his wife Jennifer, Ringtown; a daughter Carrie Dambrosia and husband Matthew, Frackville; four grandchildren Michael, IV and Olivia Little, Nicholas and Christopher Dambrosia; nephews A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Annunciation BVM Catholic church, Frackville with Rev. Robert Finlan, pastor, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening and again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Albert L. GricoskI Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mickey’s name to St. Joseph Parish Memorial Fund, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville, PA 17931
Stacy Baran Curran
April 2nd, 2015 7:52 pm
Dear Carrie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I send my love.
Charles R. Coslett, Esquire
April 2nd, 2015 8:45 pm
To the entire Little family, my deepest sympathy. I thank God for the friendship that Mickey and I shared since June of 1986, when we met at a PIAA baseball championship in Shippensburg. As you know, our friendship grew over the years and he was a frequent visitor to my PA homes. He even flew to see me in my Florida condo! What a special man. I will be eternally grateful for his abiding friendship and love. He was like family to me, my brother, and my 2 sons. May God sustain you during this difficult time.
Bill Exaros
April 2nd, 2015 10:15 pm
Mickey was just a wonderful man. I had the honor and pleasure of being his umpire partner on a few occasions. Astute, professional and just plain nice. I will miss him. Bill
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