Obituaries Index

The following obituaries appear in this section of the website. Click on the name to read more.

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David Lee

"Au Revoir Partner". Richard Corner writes:

18/09/19: I am writing this in memory of David S.W. Lee, who recently passed away at his home in Bawtry, near Doncaster.

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Michael Constantinidi

09/02/19: It is with great sadness that the EFA reports the death a few days ago of Michael Constantinidi, one of the game's greatest servants.

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John Leaf

Dale Vargas writes:

04/02/19: John Leaf, who died in October 2018 aged 92, was a polymath.

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Anne, with David Guilford, at the opening of the sixteenth court at Eton

Elizabeth Anne Shortland-Jones - Nee Young (1931 - 2018)

Anne Shortland-Jones will be remembered in Fives circles as the devoted wife of the EFA's late President, Martin, whom she supported wholeheartedly in his passion for the game.

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Duncan Beardmore-Gray 1927-2018

18/04/18: The Eton Fives community was saddened to hear of the recent death of Duncan Beardmore-Gray at the age of 90.

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Tony Baden Fuller

25th January 1938 – 19th February 2018

Nick Preston writes:

Tony Baden Fuller saved the game of Eton Fives from disappearing into an abyss when the game’s sole manufacturer and supplier of balls suddenly collapsed in 1960. Tony invented a new ball and in so doing, he revolutionised the way the game was played. Today, anyone who plays Eton Fives, plays with the Baden Fuller ball.

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Brian Smallwood

Old Salopian Brian Smallwood died in 2017 at the age of 85. Below is his obituary from the Old Salopian magazine.

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David Smout

David Smout, who died in 2017 at the age of 80, was an Old Salopian Fives player. Below is his obituary from the Old Salopian magazine.

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Roland Williams, back row, far left, in a St.Olave's school team from the early 1960s.

Roland Williams

Dick Spooner writes: Roland Williams, whose career was as a broker and underwriter in the City, was secretary of the Old Olavians Fives Club from 1969 to 1974, which coincided with what was then the most successful period in the club's history. He served on the EFA Committee and was also a Jester.

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