Statement from the Feller Family
December 29, 2010
The Feller family would like to thank everyone for their warm wishes in the wake of Bob’s
passing. In addition to being a national baseball icon, Bob Feller was a husband, father,
and grandfather. He will be remembered for his intelligence and charm, grit and seemingly
limitless memory – and we all yearn to hear just one more of his larger than life tales.
Baseball was his deepest love, and kept him remarkably active right to the end. As a father,
he lovingly taught the game to his three sons. Most recently, he returned to the mound and
threw his grandson batting practice at age ninety.
Bob’s family was larger than us though, extending to Cleveland and well beyond. He loved
the city and its people. We know we are not alone in our sadness, and look forward to
celebrating his illustrious life with you in the coming months.
Lastly we would like to thank Cleveland Clinic and Hospice of the Western Reserve, for the
care they afforded our entire family, and the members of the Cleveland media for respecting
the family’s privacy. Most importantly, we are indebted to the Cleveland Indians for
supporting Bob and his family throughout the years.
The Feller Family