The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Sports

June 16, 2013

Love of the game

Ashtabula’s Roy Brashear didn’t spend much of his long career in the majors, but baseball was his life

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Epilogue

After his time as a player, manager and umpire ended, Roy Brashear remained in Los Angeles. He remarried and his second wife, along with his son, Roy Jr., were by his side when he died at age 77 on April 20, 1951 at their home, located at 3201⁄2 West 47th Place.

As if losing his first wife and having to send his son to her parents to be raised wasn’t enough, Roy Jr. did not take his name.

Instead, he took his mother’s maiden name and was Roy Wyman.

Roy Brashear, the second man born in the city of Ashtabula to appear in a major-league game, rests alongside his brother in Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles.

News of his death did not appear on these pages.

McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at donmac@suite224.net.

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