Longtime Red Sox Scout Matt Sczesny Passes Away at the Age of 76
January 5, 2009
BOSTON -- Matt Sczesny, a former Red Sox Minor League player, manager and scout, passed away Sunday, January 3 in Long Island, NY after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Sczesny originally
joined the Red Sox
contributed as much to the Red Sox as Matt did during his six decades
here," commented Red Sox Executive Vice President/General Manager
Theo Epstein. "He made a meaningful impact on the organization with
his baseball acumen and dedication and an even bigger personal impact
on the many of us who were lucky enough to work with him. Our heartfelt
condolences go out to the
Mr. Sczesny played at St. John's University after a tremendous career as an infielder at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, NY where he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.
Funeral services for Mr. Sczesny will take place on Thursday, January 8 at 11:15 a.m. at St. Cyril and Methodius Church, 125 Half Hollow Rd., Deer Park, NY. Visitation hours are on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home, 1785 Deer Park Av., Deer Park, NY.
Mr. Sczesny is survived by his wife Joan, his son Matthew Jr., his daughter-in-law Catherine, and two grandsons, Matthew and Justin.