Melvin Pasher 26
- Born: Abt 1935, New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Marriage: Clara Virginia Cecchetto
- Died: 30 Oct 1992, New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada aged about 57
PASHER, Melvin Robert - 57, 3102 Roaches Rd., New Waterford, died October 30, 1992, in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Robert (Bob) and Mary Ann (MacNeil) Pasher. He was a member of Mount Carmel Church; New Waterford Lions Club for 18 years; an avid dart player and participated in bowling and hockey all of his life. He played softball and baseball for many years. In 1953, he played junior baseball with New Waterford Bisons; in 1955, they won the Cape Breton Championship with him starring at third base. In 1957, he played senior baseball with New Waterford Giants, and also played with two other teams that same year, where he shared third base position and pitching, as well as working in the pit. He played in Colliery Softball League in the 1950's and 1960's. In 1962, he combined with Lefty Legere as a pitching twosome, leading the New Waterford Comets to a Maritime Intermediate B Softball Championship, the first ever in New Waterford. He pitched a 12 straight win to defeat Eastern Bakeries for the Cape Breton Title, then recorded another win against Brookfield for the Nova Scotia Title, later winning both games against Saint John, N.B. for the Maritime Championship. He was known at that time as the Iron Man of Softball. He worked for 38 years as a coal miner, retiring from Lingan Colliery. He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Cecchetto; two sons, Stephen, Lingan, Cape Breton; Brian, Thompson, Man.; two daughters, Donnelda (Mrs. William Aspinall), Thompson; Melvina, at home; four brothers, Clifford, Toronto; Neil (Bingo), Kitchener, Ont.; Clarence (Dick), Cambridge, Ont.; Mike, Ontario; three sisters, Mary (Mrs. Mike Williams), New Waterford; Lilly (Mrs. Clarence Jewer), Kitchener. He was predeceased by three brothers, James, Herb, Elmer; sister, Alice (Lala) MacDonald. The body is in V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday in Mount Carmel Church. Burial will be in church cemetery.
Melvin married Clara Virginia Cecchetto, daughter of Giorgio "George" Cecchetto and Martha Bresson. (Clara Virginia Cecchetto was born about 1936 in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada and died on 14 Feb 2009 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada 2200.)