December2014

President of the Venezuelan Softball Federation, Jesus Suniaga, has passed away

December 27, 2014

Valencia, VZ


President of the Venezuelan Softball Federation, Jesus Suniaga, has passed away

 

ORIGINAL STORY

En horas del mediodía de este sábado falleció en Valencia, estado Carabobo, el presidente de la Federación Venezolana de Softbol, Jesús Suniaga.
 
El directivo, quien venía siendo tratado por cáncer, fue ingresado a un centro de salud en la capital carabobeña debido a un problema respiratorio.
 
Según las primeras informaciones recibidas, lo débil de su sistema inmunológico le provocó un paro respiratorio del que no pudo salir.
 
Jesús Suniaga asumió la presidencia de la Federación Venezolana de Softbol en 1987, año en que sucedió a Lucas Rodríguez. Durante ése y sus sucesivos mandatos, se modernizó la práctica de la disciplina en el país, lo que se tradujo en el crecimiento de las selecciones nacionales masculina y femenina de mayores.
 
Fue presidente de la Confederación Panamericana de Softbol y fue inducido al Salón de la Fama de la Federación Internacional de Softbol en el año 2003.
 
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Google Translation:
 
At noon on Saturday died in Valencia, Carabobo state, the president of the Venezuelan Federation of Softball, Jesus Suniaga.

The manager, who was being treated for cancer, was admitted to a health center in the capital carabobeña due to a respiratory problem.

According to initial information received, the weakness of the immune system caused a respiratory arrest from which he could not get out.

Suniaga Jesus became president of the Venezuelan Federation of Softball in 1987, when he succeeded Lucas Rodriguez. During that and their successive terms, the practice of the discipline in the country was modernized, which resulted in the growth of the male and female national teams for the elderly.

He was president of the Pan American Softball Confederation and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Softball Federation in 2003.
 
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NOTE:  I first met  Senor Jesús Suniaga in Valencia Venezuela in 1998 when Team Canada participated in the Pan Am Qualifier. He was most kind to us duirng our stay in his city.  AD
 
 
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