STEINBRUNN, FRED W.

first_img84, passed away on December 19 at the Bayonne Medical Center, with his family by his side. Fred was born and raised in Newark, the Son of Emma (nee: Krinsky) and Fred Steinbrunn. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in 1950, he began playing the drums with a local band in North and South Jersey pubs/bars where he eventually met the love of his life, Patricia Meyers. They were married in 1968 in Bayonne, where they raised their family. In 1952, he joined the Air Force where he used his talent as a drummer to entertain the troops. After he served in the Air Force, Fred joined the New Jersey Turnpike Authority as a toll collector. Fred played the drums with some of the biggest country singers: he opened up for Minnie Pearle, he played with Johny Paycheck, Eddie Rabbit, and no other than Johnny Cash. Husband of Patricia (nee: Meyers) of 48 years. Father of Christopher Steinbrunn and his wife Kimmy, Matthew Steinbrunn and his significant other Jenifer Cotter, Tara Fernandez and her Husband Nelson. Grandfather of Chazz Steinbrunn, Katie Steinbrunn, Taylor Mercier, Hannah Fernandez, Owen Fernandez, Jake, Decker, Chase and Cameron Steinbrunn. Brother of Arlene Marzano. He is also survived by many family members and friends. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Quarterbacks Alek Torgersen (left) and Brandon Doughty (right) were claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. (AP Photos) Related LinksCardinals RB David Johnson: The wrist is 100 percent, ‘I’m good to go’As a senior in 2015, Doughty completed 71.9 percent of his passes for 5,055 yards, 48 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He set an NCAA record with 97 touchdowns passes thrown spanning two seasons (2014-15).Torgersen went undrafted in 2017, but NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo adds that Cardinals quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich studied him closely as a prospect.The 6-foot-2, 229-pound product of Penn first signed with the Atlanta Falcons in May 2017 before being waived four months later. The Washington Redskins then signed him to the practice squad for the next month, but the quarterback was waived and signed with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad in December 2017.Detroit signed him to a futures contract this January before it waived him on Wednesday to open up a roster spot for free agent quarterback signing Matt Cassel. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals have added Brandon Doughty and Alek Torgersen to the quarterback room by claiming the duo off waivers, the team announced Thursday.Neither have thrown a pass in the NFL.Their additions behind starter Sam Bradford and backup Mike Glennon give Arizona four new signal-callers as offseason work ramps up.The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Doughty, who was released by Miami, was a seventh-round pick in 2016 out of Western Kentucky and has been a fixture on the Dolphins’ practice squad before he was released Wednesday.last_img read more